[Question #37150]: Annoying Popup Information on mouse-overs

Craig Harding craigwharding at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 14:08:46 EDT 2008

The Extended Preferences Plugin removes/hides the buddy tooltip for
you. Removal of group tooltips are available in the cvs version of the
plugin. In the released 0.7 version of the plugin you can also change
the time delay when it shows after hovering over a buddy.



On 6/23/08, Pontiac <question37150 at answers.launchpad.net> wrote:
> Question #37150 on pidgin in ubuntu changed:
>  https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/37150
> Pontiac posted a new comment:
>  The pidgin tool tip appeared way too fast by default, and takes up WAY
>  too much real estate on the screen.  Any of the popups I've seen within
>  ubuntu can be made to be non-existant, or are non-memberable,
>  appropriately sized, located outside of what I want to look at, or timed
>  by default to a period of longer than a half-a-second of no mouse
>  activity prior to the tool tip appearing.
>  I use Pidgin both at work and at home.  I have close to 60 contacts
>  organized in groups.  When I go to read, top to bottom, I typically move
>  the mouse to where I want to start reading (Top to bottom) then read
>  down, the popup appears, then I have to move off the window to continue
>  reading.  Its a distraction.  The same thing happens when I go to select
>  someone I need to talk to.  I move the mouse to where I need to go, I
>  expand the group I want, but because I can't move the mouse accurately
>  enough to click the expand button then move the mouse to the user I need
>  to talk to who's IN that group, I again have to move off the window,
>  then back on.  And if I miss the user I need to talk to, stop the mouse
>  for that critical 0.5 second wait, I again, have to move off Pidgin and
>  try again.
>  I understand Windows is buggy, and I know how much of a PITA it is to
>  write software that works on different platforms.  Don't get me wrong in
>  the least.  But a compiler directive at build time to decide if the UI
>  option is available at runtime isn't that difficult to do.
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