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Re: Gtk version getting closer

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Gtk version getting closer
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 20:21:20 +0300

> From: "Jan D." <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 13:34:06 +0100 (MET)
> Maybe the help texts should be reviewed and expanded/removed as a
> result?

Yes, of course.

> Also, there is the problem with inconsistency.  Some menu items have
> tips, other doesn't as pointed out elsewhere.  I do agree with the
> view that the user might think something is broken when no tips
> appear for some things.  For submenus there are no tips.

I think most of the problems are with menus defined by packages
outside menu-bar.el.  In particular, packages maintained by their own
maintainers.  I do agree that consistency is important (provided that
we agree about what should tooltips in menus do ;-).

> I do think tips can have a negative effect on menu item strings.  It is
> too easy to make a menu with cryptic strings and then fully explain the
> items in the tip instead.

The main reason for tooltips in menus is that menu items are usually
limited in length.  Tooltips can be longer, especially since the font
used for them is (or should be) smaller.

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