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Re: Tooltips on w32 slow and strange

From: Jan D.
Subject: Re: Tooltips on w32 slow and strange
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 19:55:50 +0100

* David Kastrup (2005-02-14) writes:

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

Hmmm; here's a simple example:

    (propertize "*** hello ***"
                'face '(variable-pitch :foreground "green"
                                       :background "steelblue"
                                       :height 3.0)))

I have not been using x-show-tip directly ever but merely help-echo
properties, but that should make no difference.

I just saw those tooltips the first time in my life by enabling
tooltip-mode and hovering with the mouse pointer over some menus
generated by AUCTeX.  If one is used to native GTK tooltips, the ones
generated by Emacs look really awkward.

Care to elaborate? The main difference is that GTK tool tips always seems to appear below a tool bar button, where as Emacs tool tips are some distance from the pointer. The color and font also differs, but that can be customized. Maybe we can make tool tips appear under the button if it is for a tool bar button. Would that be better?

The problem with the font is that Emacs doesn't support anti aliased fonts (yet), but GTK uses them all over, even in tool tips.

        Jan D.

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