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bug #44554: Tooltips "Unlock Widget" & "Hide Widget" overlap

Submitted by:  Avinoam Kalma <avinoam>
Submitted on:  Mon 16 Mar 2015 07:01:25 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Avinoam Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Tue 06 Feb 2018 11:42:10 PM UTC, comment #8:

I pushed your patch here (http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/344832a898ad). Marking as fixed and closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 05 Feb 2018 08:56:32 PM UTC, comment #7:

I just noticed the black tooltips of the octave_dock_widget dock/undock buttons (I rarely used the GUI until doing some development code recently) then searched and found this bug report. Attached is a short changeset to fix this.

(file #43182)

Dan Sebald <sebald>
Fri 01 Sep 2017 07:36:06 PM UTC, comment #6:

This is still present with development tip 23991:fcf7543e0d49. It feels like the fix should be rather simple, as if the correct style for the tooltips is not being propagated on to just these two particular tooltips.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 17 Nov 2016 01:50:28 PM UTC, comment #5:

still seeing very similar all black or mangled text tootips on 4.2.0 using the Windows 64bit zip installed package.

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Wed 25 Mar 2015 07:51:18 PM UTC, comment #4:

The tooltips for these buttons only exist in window because of the extra handling of widgets here. Would it be okay to just remove the tooltips?

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Mon 16 Mar 2015 09:23:16 PM UTC, comment #3:

I can confirm this.

Interestingly, when the cursor is first over e.g., the main toolbar button "Browse directories" and then over the workspace close and undock buttons, the tooltip becomes "readable", that is, light background but with mangled text (two lines over each other).
This also holds for any other button.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Mon 16 Mar 2015 07:57:41 PM UTC, comment #2:

Thanks for your prompt answer.

Other tooltips are black/gray on white background (see sc3.png)

Using the setting dialog, the color of the toltip changes, but
the black background remains (see sc4.png, sc5.png)

(file #33367, file #33368, file #33369)

Avinoam Kalma <avinoam>
Project Member
Mon 16 Mar 2015 07:29:00 PM UTC, comment #1:

Thank you for the report.

  • What are the colors of other tooltips?
  • Does the color of the tooltip change when you are using a custom style for the title bar (settings dialog, pane "General")?
Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Mon 16 Mar 2015 07:01:25 PM UTC, original submission:

There are two problems with the Tooltips:

1. Tooltips of "Unlock Widget" & "Hide Widget" are hardly seen,
see sc1.png
2. If I put the cursur on the "Unlock Widget" and move it right
to the "Hide Widget" two tooltips overlap (see sc2.png).

This is only in dev version because in ver 4.0.0-rc1 only Unlock Widget appears

Avinoam Kalma <avinoam>
Project Member


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file #33367:  sc3.png added by avinoam (75KiB - image/png)
file #33368:  sc5.png added by avinoam (81KiB - image/png)
file #33369:  sc4.png added by avinoam (77KiB - image/png)
file #33365:  sc1.png added by avinoam (96KiB - image/png)
file #33366:  sc2.png added by avinoam (99KiB - image/png)


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    Follow 9 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-02-06 rik5 StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-02-05 sebald Attached File- => Added octave-octave_dock_widget_tooltip_style-djs2018jan05.patch, #43182
    2015-03-16 philipnienhuis StatusNone => Confirmed
    2015-03-16 avinoam Attached File- => Added sc3.png, #33367
        Attached File- => Added sc5.png, #33368
        Attached File- => Added sc4.png, #33369
    2015-03-16 avinoam Attached File- => Added sc1.png, #33365
        Attached File- => Added sc2.png, #33366

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