FACTOID # 16: In the 2000 Presidential Election, Texas gave Ralph Nader the 3rd highest popular vote count of any US state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Tooltip
A web browser tooltip displayed for a hyperlink.
A web browser tooltip displayed for a hyperlink.

The tooltip is a common graphical user interface element. It is used in conjunction with a cursor, usually a mouse pointer. The user hovers the cursor over an item, without clicking it, and a small box appears with supplementary information regarding the item being hovered over. Image File history File links Merge-arrows. ... Mouseover is the term used to indicate the text that appears next to your mouse pointer when you hold a computer mouse over any screen object that is an active link, or over some other GUI element or widget that is capable of performing an action, such as an icon... // A hyperlink, is a reference or navigation element in a document to another section of the same document or to another document that may be on a (different) website. ... GUI redirects here. ... A blinking text cursor. ...

Contents

Variants

A common variant, especially in older software, is displaying a description of the tool in a status bar, but such descriptions are not usually called tooltips. Another system, on the Macintosh computer, that aims to solve the same problem, but in a slightly different way, is balloon help. Another term for tooltip, used in Microsoft end-user documentation, is “ScreenTip”. An example of a status bar A status bar is a component (widget) often found at the bottom of windows in a graphical user interface. ... For other uses, see Macintosh (disambiguation) and Mac. ... System 7 Balloon Help in Eudora Balloon help was a tooltips-type help system introduced by Apple Computer in their System 7 operating system release. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


Examples

Demonstrations of tooltip usage are prevalent on Web pages. Many graphical Web browsers display the title attribute of an HTML element as a tooltip when a user hovers the mouse cursor over that element; in such a browser you should be able to hover over Wikipedia images and hyperlinks and see a tooltip appear. Some browsers, notably Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, will also display the alt attribute of an image as a tooltip in the same manner; if a title attribute is also specified, it will override the alt attribute for tooltip content, however. An example of a Web browser (Mozilla Firefox) A web browser is a software application that enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos, music and other information typically located on a Web page at a website on the World Wide Web or a local area network. ... HTML, an initialism of Hypertext Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. ... Windows Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer abbreviated MSIE), commonly abbreviated to IE, is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems starting in 1995. ...


The S-phrases listed at List of S-phrases demonstrate tooltip use. Some copied here: S-phrases are defined in Annex IV of European Union Directive 67/548/EEC: Safety advice concerning dangerous substances and preparations. ...

  • (S1): Keep locked up
  • (S2): Keep out of the reach of children
  • S3: Keep in a cool place
  • S4: Keep away from living quarters

External links

  • Thesaurus Free Tooltip Toolkit Demo
  • Bubble Tooltip Demo
  • Walter Zorn's Tooltip
Look up tooltip in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Graphical user interfaces, also known as GUIs make it easier for people with little computer skills to work with and use computer software. ... GUI redirects here. ... An about box or about dialog is a dialog box that displays the credits of a computer software. ... An accordion is a graphical user interface widget in which several sections of a document can be expanded or collapsed, displaying one at a time. ... System 7 Balloon Help in Eudora Balloon help was a tooltips-type help system introduced by Apple Computer in their System 7 operating system release. ... Breadcrumbs or breadcrumb trails is a navigation technique used in user interfaces. ... In computing, a button (sometimes known as a command button or push button) is a widget that provides the user a simple way to trigger an event, like searching for a query at a search engine, or to interact with dialog boxes, like confirming his actions. ... Checkboxes in Mac OS X. In computing, a check box is a graphical user interface element (widget) that indicates a two-way choice or state (true/false) which can be edited by the user. ... A combo box in the Macintosh Finder A combo box is a user interface control GUI element. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An example of a context menu taken from the word processor Microsoft Word. ... Example of dialog box from Microsoft Windows Dialog boxes are special windows which are used by computer programs or by the operating system to display information to the user, or to get a response if needed. ... Disclosure widget in the GNOME file dialog. ... A drop-down list, in the normal inactive state The same drop-down list when activated A drop-down list is a user interface control GUI element similar to a list box which allows the user to choose one value from a list. ... In computing, a File dialog (Also called File Selector/Chooser, or open and save dialog) is a dialog box that allows users to choose a file from the file system. ... NSTableView is the Mac OS X version of grid view A grid view or a datagrid is a graphical user interface element (widget) that presents a tabular view of data. ... Like its equivalents in aircraft and video gaming, heads-up displays are elements of the graphical user interface in personal computing systems. ... Nuvola icons for KDE are available as PNG images, which come in six sizes, and SVG images, which are scalable On computer displays, a computer icon is a small pictogram. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... A label is a user interface control which displays text on a form. ... A listbox on the Mac OS X operating system A list box is a GUI widget that allows the user to select one or more items from a list contained within a static, multiple line text box. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A pie menu. ... The default Windows XP (Luna theme) display of a determinate progress bar Example of indeterminate progress bar when searching in Windows XP (Energy blue theme) Image:Progbarr. ... A group of radio buttons, with one choice selected, in Windows XP A pair of radio buttons in Apples Mac OS X A radio button is a type of graphical user interface widget that allows the user to choose one of a predefined set of options. ... The ribbon is a graphical user interface widget composed of a strip across the top of the window that exposes all functions the program can perform in a single place, with additional ribbons appearing based on the context of the data. ... A scrollbar, or slider, is a graphical widget in a GUI with which continuous text, pictures or anything else can be scrolled including time in video applications, i. ... The sidebar is a term that is used for a GUI element that displays various forms of information to the side of an application or desktop user interface. ... A slider is a graphical widget in a GUI with which a user may set a value by moving an indicator, usually in a horizontal fashion. ... A spinner is a graphical widget in a GUI,typically oriented vertically, with which a user may adjust a value in an adjoining text box by either clicking on a up or down arrow, or by holding the arrow down, causing the value in the text box to increase (if... An example of a status bar A status bar is a component (widget) often found at the bottom of windows in a graphical user interface. ... A tab in graphical user interfaces is a typically rectangular small box (usually containing a text label and/or an icon) associated graphically with a view pane. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A throbber from the Netscape web browser A throbber is a graphic usually found in the top-right corner of the graphical user interface of a computer program (especially a web browser) that animates to show the user that the program is performing an action (such as downloading a web... An early toolbar on a Xerox Alto Computer. ... A tree view or an outline view is a graphical user interface element (widget) that presents a hierarchial view of information. ...

See also

An early toolbar on a Xerox Alto Computer. ...

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m