Review Request: Define tooltips for kdeui standard actions

Aurélien Gâteau agateau at
Mon May 14 21:36:54 BST 2012

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(Updated May 14, 2012, 8:36 p.m.)

Review request for kdelibs.


Removed tooltips for "SelectAll" and "Deselect"


Attached patch tries to define tooltips for most of kdeui standard actions. The goal of this change is to try to bring value to the tooltips of toolbar buttons, instead of simply repeating the button text (I wrote a blog post about this: ).

I tried to come up with tooltips which would remain generic enough in a wide range of contexts, but couldn't find generic-enough tooltips for every actions. In this case I left the tooltip empty, which cause QToolButton to use the action text as tooltip, as before.

If you have suggestions for the missing tooltips or corrections to the tooltips I came up with (I am not a native english speaker), please comment.

Diffs (updated)

  kdeui/actions/kstandardaction.cpp 2312cc1 
  kdeui/actions/kstandardaction_p.h f6e6ae7 
  kdeui/actions/ktogglefullscreenaction.cpp 8d03d6e 



Tested with a few KDE applications: KWrite, Kate, Dolphin, Gwenview. Checked improved tooltips are shown and code still falls back to action text if no tooltip is defined.


Aurélien Gâteau

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