Double tooltips

Milian Wolff mail at
Wed Sep 8 12:43:52 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, 8. September 2010 14:31:32 Niko Sams wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 21:43, Vladimir Prus <ghost at> wrote:
> > I see that while in Debug area, hovering over a variable gives me two
> > tooltips -- one from contextbrowser and another from debugger, which
> > is clearly not nice. The contextbrowser tooltip is created in
> > kdevplatform/plugins/contextbrowser/contextbrowser.cpp, see viewCreated
> > and textHintRequested.
> > 
> > Does anybody have any opinion how this should be fixed? It seems ideal to
> > - Make each View aware of the Area it belongs too
> > - Make each Area specify a list of 'tooltip providers' it allows
> > - When installing tooltip handler, check if the area of the view allows
> > what we're trying to install.
> What do you think about a priority system? So if debug+contextbrowser are
> avaliable debug has a higher priority.
> I think the implementation would be much easier....

Much better, +1 from me.

But I'd say the correct fix would be to show both tooltips as David said, since 
context browsing is defintely something I also want to do during debugging. 
Hidding it always is just a pain.

Milian Wolff
mail at
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