Interface inconsistency of tooltips

Bug #340723 reported by Kris on 2009-03-10
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Inkscape
Low
Kris
Nominated for 0.47.x by Kris

Bug Description

There is an inconsistency in the tooltips of the raster extensions (menu "Extensions" > Raster"). Most tooltips end with a dot, which seems to be the standard; however some do not. Code in attachment fixes this for the blur, contrast, dither, HSB Adjust, and resample extension. It is intended for trunk/src/extension/internal/bitmap.

PS: this is my first patch, if it is not send in the right format, just let me know

Kris (kris-degussem) wrote :
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Thanks for this report, Kris.
I think the standard is the opposite, and that we should remove the dots in the tooltips (except when they are composed of several sentences). That's how the tooltips work in the other menus.

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: ui ui-dialogs-toolbars
Kris (kris-degussem) on 2010-09-19
Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → Kris (kris-degussem)
milestone: none → 0.49
Kris (kris-degussem) wrote :

Ending periods in tooltips should be mostly fixed now. But I have noticed that in the menu tooltips have an ending ellipsis when a dialog pops up. Buttons in the Commands Bar (see the buttons at the right of the commands bar) do not always contain an ellipsis. As far as I see the convention is an ellipsis when a dialog is supposed to popup, or am I wrong?

jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

> As far as I see the convention is an ellipsis when a dialog is supposed to popup, or am I wrong?

In menu entries, yes, but in button tooltips, I'll tend to omit it. To be confirmed.

jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

> Buttons in the Commands Bar (see the buttons at the right of the commands bar) do not always contain an ellipsis.

The ellipsis in the F&S button's tooltip doesn't mean it opens a dialog. I think it's just part of the text.
I see no other tooltip with ellipsis in the bars.

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2010-09-21
tags: added: hig
Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Kris (kris-degussem) wrote :

Well this one can be closed, the only remaining thing is the ellipsis in a button's tooltip mentioned above, but oen can dispute to go one way or the other. So not changing this last one for now ...

Changed in inkscape:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
FirasH (firashanife) wrote :

I have just found an inconsistency in the menu tips under Extensions > Raster in 0.91:

1) "Opacity..." : ../src/extension/internal/bitmap/opacity.cpp:46
2) "Crop...": ../src/extension/internal/bitmap/crop.cpp:77

Basically both tips have an ending point, and for now those are the 2 only entries which have an ending point (found updating a .po file)

Thanks,
FirasH

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Confirmed - two more strings fir tooltips of the raster extensions need to be fixed in trunk.

Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Fixed in the trunk (and inkscape.pot file updated) revision 13532.

Changed in inkscape:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2015-02-21
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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