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bug #51026: Give tooltips an "Associated Commands:" feature (was Change the text on the help option in Measures -> repeats)

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sun 14 May 2017 05:24:24 PM UTC
 
Category:  Feature request Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  None Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
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Fri 26 May 2017 09:19:10 AM UTC, comment #2: 

The snag to this is that the tooltip field is translated, and we won't be able to warn translators not to translate that bit (it's not just strings embedded in C code).

Richard Shann <rshann>
Project Administrator
Tue 16 May 2017 08:05:54 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The problem with hard coding the current locations of the commands into a help text is that the menus are still evolving and so the help would become misleading in the future.

However, what would be possible would be to create support for references to commands in tool tips (which is what the help text is). Without doing excessive work this could simply be a convention that a help text could have a section at the end like this:

Associated Commands: RepeatEnd ClosingBarline ....

and the help text display routine could pick these up and look up their location in the menu system and allow direct access to them.

So I'll keep this bug open for that enhancement.

Richard Shann <rshann>
Project Administrator
Sun 14 May 2017 05:24:24 PM UTC, original submission:  

The text refers you to the Command Centre. There is space to refer you to use Directives Barling  and Directives repeat, rather than direct you to more help. Just change the help text, not the command. JW.

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-05-26 rshann StatusNone Postponed
    2017-05-16 rshann SummaryChange the text on the help option in Measures -> repeats Give tooltips an "Associated Commands:" feature (was Change the text on the help option in Measures -> repeats)
    2017-05-16 rshann Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish

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