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Re: tooltip-use-echo-area disappeared

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: tooltip-use-echo-area disappeared
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 06:38:42 +0200

> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 22:54:39 +0100
> Cc: Emacs Devel <address@hidden>
> >  > Shouldn't turning tooltip-mode off disable tooltips completely, whether 
> >  > they are displayed in frames or the echo area?
> >
> > Having tooltip-mode on and tooltip-use-echo-area set to t wasn't
> > exactly the same as having tooltip-mode off.
> Even more reason not to remove tooltip-use-echo-area.
> > With the former, messages were displayed in the echo area in the
> > manner of a tooltip i.e they required the mouse to pause over the
> > text etc.  With the latter, help messages appear instantly like
> > mouse-face.
> They shouldn't appear at all.

FWIW, I fully agree with Jason, on both counts.  tooltip-use-echo-area
was a useful option; in particular, if we ever make the tty version
support tooltips, displaying them in the echo area will be our only

That option should have never been removed, IMHO.  Does anything
prevent us from resurrecting it now?

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