Issue 57208 - Turning tool tips off also prevents "Notes" from being seen
Summary: Turning tool tips off also prevents "Notes" from being seen
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-11-02 14:36 UTC by rlshadow
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:38 UTC (History)
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Description rlshadow 2005-11-02 14:36:57 UTC
(I don't know if this is the correct "component" in which to be entering this
issue. It is not specific to Calc, Writer, etc.)

I've discovered something that doesn't seem quite right. You can turn the "tool
tips" on and off by going to Tools > Options > > General, and
then checking or unchecking the box that says "Tips".
When this box is unchecked, you no longer see the pop-up "tool tips" as you
point the cursor at a tool on the toolbar. This is the expected result of
unchecking this box.
However, there is another, unexpected, result. 
When "notes" are present in a spreadsheet or text document (notes being put
there by Insert > Note), normally when you point the cursor at the cell (in a
spreadsheet) that contains a note, and hesitate for a second or two, the note
pops up. When the Help "tips" is unchecked, however, the note no longer appears.
Was this intentional? If so, it seems a bit unusual. It doesn't seem that
whether the tool tips appear or not should affect whether notes appear. I would
think that notes should always appear (or be turned on and off separately,
although I don't know why someone would want to turn them off), and not be tied
into whether the help tool tips are on or off.
(I'm using OOo 2.0, with Windows XP.)
Dick, Webster, NY
Comment 1 rlshadow 2005-11-06 10:20:50 UTC
I am the one who submitted the issue. I would like to clarify it. With "Tips" 
off, the Note does not show up when the cursor is pointed at the cell. However, 
it IS possible to still see the Note by right clicking on the cell and 
selecting "Show Note". However, this to me is much less convenient than the 
Note appearing when the cursor is pointed to the cell, because (a) a step is 
needed to get the note to appear; and (b) the note stays in view until another 
operation is done (right clicking again, and unchecking "Show Note").
Comment 2 ace_dent 2006-03-07 00:38:50 UTC
Confirmed with OOo 2.0.2RC3, WinXP.

Disabling 'Tool Tips' also prevents Notes popping-up. This should not occur and
could easily confuse a User as to why Notes have apparently stopped functioning.

Comment 3 Olaf Felka 2006-03-08 11:24:39 UTC
This works as designed. So it's not a defect. This behaviour should be
re-thought for upcomming OOo versions.
Comment 4 rlshadow 2006-05-06 07:50:29 UTC
It seems odd that it is designed like this. I do think that this should be
re-considered for future versions. At the very least, the Help should make clear
that turning off tool tips will also turn off having notes appear when the user
points at a cell. I don't think many people would expect this two features to be
linked like this.