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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Subject Re: [CODE][UX] Bugs 25945 Show/Hide Scroll Bar Tips on Writer
Date Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:35:05 GMT
Hi Ricardo,

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 12:35:05PM +0200, RGB ES wrote:
> Thanks, Ariel for moving on this issue.
> I have a question, though: The fix also prevents other help tips to
> show, is that right? Because the problem on Bug 25945 is only with the
> box with the page number and heading name that shows when you scroll
> the document: because I've never see anyone protesting for the other
> tips, maybe the fix is a bit too much.

The fix is only for the page number (the same information on the status
bar control showing "Page N/N") displayed near the scroll bar; that is,
only for the bug description: "Allow disabling of tooltip on mousewheel

Tips displayed the mouse pointer is over the document content are
already handled in an undocumented way, see bug There is already
a property named "PreventHelpTips", I plan to rename it to
"ShowContentTips" because it describes better what it does:

--- a/main/offapi/com/sun/star/text/ViewSettings.idl
+++ b/main/offapi/com/sun/star/text/ViewSettings.idl
@@ -349,6 +349,13 @@ published service ViewSettings
         @since OOo 3.1
    [optional, property] long VerticalRulerMetric;
+    //-------------------------------------------------------------------------
+    /** If this property is <TRUE/>, tips for document content are shown,
+        typically in a help balloon when the mouse is over the content.
+        @since Apache OpenOffice 3.5
+     */
+    [optional, property] boolean ShowContentTips;

In short, there will be two separated options:
- scroll bar tips
- document content tips

> When the problem arise on the forums, I always recommend the
> workaround on Comment 9.

The workaround is a little drastic, it will turn off all help tips. With
the proposed solution there are separate settings.

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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