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Re: Gtk version getting closer

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: Gtk version getting closer
Date: 15 Nov 2002 08:36:44 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> Miles Bader writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>>> In that case, tooltips for menus only popup if you use the "What's
>>> this?" command (Shift-F1).

>> If users are accustomed to this and like it, it would be a good
>> approach.  But can it be implemented without changing the toolkits?

>> This might be a useful change to make in GTK.

> Some users may be more used to it (I don't know), but I presume not
> Gnome users -- Gnome panel menus act exactly like emacs menus
> currently do, they pop up tooltips without any special command.

> I like the current method, so I hope any change is completely
> optional (and certainly I'd like to use a GTK toolkit version of
> emacs).

Can you be a little more precise as to why you like the current
method?  From another of your messages, my guess is that you don't use
the menu directly, you just use it as documentation.  If so, then
having the tooltips popup on their own makes sense.  However, if you
were going to use the menu, I would think the tooltip popping up might
get in the way.  Obviously, you could turn off the tooltips all
together, but having a "What's this?" command might be a little more

David Masterson                David DOT Masterson AT synopsys DOT com
Sr. R&D Engineer               Synopsys, Inc.
Software Engineering           Sunnyvale, CA

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