call for help (junior jobs!): Add tooltips, improve usability!

Milian Wolff mail at
Sat Nov 20 23:07:26 UTC 2010

On Saturday 20 November 2010 23:39:22 Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 06:38:31 am Milian Wolff wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > 
> > I'd like you all to make sure each widget has a useful tooltip to make it
> > easier for new comers to grasp what our buttons and widgets are doing.
> > 
> > This is really simple, anyone could help with e.g.: "widget xyz needs
> > tooltip like ASDF" kind of comments or even by writing the patches
> > yourself.
> > 
> > Bye
> Some questions & Suggestions:
> Do this from trunk?

Yes, master - as it requires string additions and 4.1 is string frozen.

> Where abouts do we set hints? in the code? language files?

? I don't understand this question. It's basically something like:


or if it is in a .ui file open it in designer and change the tooltip there.

> Submit patches to the list?

Or commit directly if you can.

> Might be an idea if people where assigned a dialog to work on, to prevent
> overlapping of efforts

Right, thanks.
Milian Wolff
mail at
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