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Re: UI issue: inactive menu entries and icons

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: UI issue: inactive menu entries and icons
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 17:19:13 +0100
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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.

In the rare cases where this would be desirable, help-echo can be set
to a function or cond checking the condition.  So I don't think we
need an extra property for it.

David Kastrup

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