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Re: Tooltips on w32 slow and strange

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Tooltips on w32 slow and strange
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 21:14:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> * Jan D. (2005-02-14) writes:
>> 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.
> The deficiencies you just mentioned pretty much sum up my concerns
> with Emacs tooltips.  I don't care much about positioning, but the
> difference in the font (font family, size, anti-aliasing) and color
> used for tooltips alienates them from the rest of the environment.
> Ideally there shouldn't be a need to customize the appearance of
> tooltips.  It would be desirable if Emacs "simply" used tooltips
> provided by the toolkit it was configured for (in case the toolkit
> supports tooltips).  This would, for example, also eliminate the
> need to re-customize their appearance in case one changes the theme
> of a themeable toolkit.
> But I guess there are more pressing things to do for the next
> release.

I agree where matters of prettiness are involved.  However, where
usability is concerned, where the tip interferes with the workflow,
there changes should be considered.  In my experience, X11 tooltips
are currently fine in that regard, but the report from Windows users
sounded alarming to me.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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