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Re: UI issue: inactive menu entries and icons

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: UI issue: inactive menu entries and icons
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 11:06:05 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)

> I find it disturbing that inactive menu entries and toolbar icons
> won't display their tooltip.  "What is this about?" is an interesting
> question also when an item is inactive.  I actually find this
> _particularly_ interesting since I would like to figure out what would
> make such entries active.  Not getting the tooltip for them makes this
> more difficult.

90% agreement.  I'd just push this further and suggest that we add
a "inactive-help-echo" property which would be displayed in place of the
help-echo when the item is inactive.  This alternative help could indeed
explain why it's inactive and/or how to activate it.


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