Issue 93149 - "Tips" setting in General options should be renamed to "Tooltips"
Summary: "Tips" setting in General options should be renamed to "Tooltips"
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: DEV300m29
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-08-26 16:20 UTC by vtowel
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:46 UTC (History)
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Description vtowel 2008-08-26 16:20:16 UTC
I just spent the last half hour trying different things to get my tooltips to
show up in Then, as I was inspecting the settings file
"Common.xcu" in my preferences folder, I came across the "Tip"
setting, which I noticed was set to "false". It occurred to me that this setting
may actually be referring to "tooltips". I guess at some point I had disabled
the "Tip" setting under the General preferences pane because I thought it was
another one of those annoying features where your word processor tries to be
smart and suggest better ways of doing things. Little did I know that the
setting actually referred to "tooltips"! I had no idea.

In my mind, "tooltips" are a very specific element of graphical user interfaces
- a little box that pops up when I hover over a toolbar button - and I find them
to be very helpful. "Tips", on the other hand, could mean anything to me, but
what first comes to my mind is something like an annoying talking paperclip,
which I have never found to be helpful and always immediately disable when I
start using a word processor. This is probably why I automatically disabled the
"tips" setting without thinking.

I think it would be helpful to your users if you renamed the "Tips" setting to
"Tooltips"; I think it would make more sense to more people.