Re: lock down features

On Wed, 2002-11-20 at 02:27, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> > One suggestion that might be better than the HIG's current vagueness on
> > this topic is to have a tooltip on every insensitive control that
> > explains why the control is insensitive.  In fact this would be useful
> > regardless of why the control is insensitive, but I guess it would be
> > particularly easy to do for controls that are gconf-locked.  (Of course
> > you'd miss out on this if you've got tooltips turned off, though.)
> How do you get this feedback via the keyboard?

You can show the tooltip for any focused control by pressing Ctrl+F1. 
Tooltips will continue to be shown for focused controls in that window
until you press Ctrl+F1 again.  

(Actually I thought the Ctrl+F1 toggle worked desktop-wide rather than
per-window, but unfortunately it appears not to).


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            GNOME Desktop Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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