Re: Showing reasons for un-sensitive widgets

* Matthias Clasen (matthias clasen gmail com) wrote:
> On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Dr. David Alan Gilbert
> >
> > All thoughts welcome,

Hi Matthias,
  Thanks for your reply.

> Hey, one of the reasons for redoing the tooltips a while ago was to be
> able to have tooltips on insensitive widgets. So, yes, tooltips on
> insensitive widgets do work nowadays.


> But I have some doubts that it makes sense to treat the 'reason' in a
> generic way.

What are your worries?

I can see that if I used tooltips and they are actually supported on
insensitive widgets then it would get messy to merge them.

The other thoughts I had were:
  1) To make it some form of context sensitive help.
  2) Make the items still take events but when selected just display
     a dialog or the like explaining why it was disabled.

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