[squeak-dev] Why are balloon texts (tooltips) not relative to the cursor?

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 01:37:34 UTC 2014

You make a good case for when a balloon is being used for the purpose of
"baloon help", e.g., getting an explanation of what is being pointed at.
 However there are other use-cases for balloons where they need to be able
to point to a particular morph other than the Hand.

So, I think BalloonMorph needs to remain flexible, but select callers could
maybe direct the target at the Hand instead..

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 4:04 AM, Marcel Taeumel <
marcel.taeumel at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de> wrote:

> ...but pinned to the object/morph they explain? Sure, the objects want to
> "explain themserlves". :D That's why, I suppose, there is a speech bubble.
> However, imagine a bigger morph, where the cursor enters one corner and the
> user waits for explanation. The user has to look for the tooltip but is
> currently focused on the cursor.
> I argue that tooltips should always appear at the users current locus of
> attention, which is directly after a hovering action the mouse cursor.
> Comments? :)
> Best,
> Marcel
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