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From: "Juan Manuel Macías" <maciaschain@posteo.net>
To: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>, Ypo <ypuntot@gmail.com>
Cc: orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Footnote tooltips (an attempt)
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2022 19:52:24 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87czjdgy2v.fsf@posteo.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJcAo8tsK5o+789Wv=i6ddiSrM4fDyX8HCvjAgDLXGyLXWRWmQ@mail.gmail.com> (Samuel Wales's message of "Tue, 22 Feb 2022 20:34:24 -0700")

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Hi Samuel,

Samuel Wales writes:

> what a great idea.  i am interested in your comments.  emacs has lots
> of tooltip-related features.  eldoc, help-at-pt, mouse-avoidance, etc.
> you don't want tooltips when your mouse happens to end up over.  or
> for your mouse to go haywire just because you ended up over.  i ran
> into a lot of confusion with various mechanisms.
> [e.g. i like having tooltips in echo area, and don't like eldoc for
> function sigs, and do want cursor/mouse consistency.]
> i found that some tooltip features actually break others.  just
> wondering if you noticed this and what you think of it.

I don't have much experience with Emacs tooltips and I haven't studied
them much, because I hardly use the mouse in Emacs :-) But I noticed
that you can also display the content of a tooltip in the echo area,
with `<C-h .>' (`display-local-help'), or even set to non-nil
`help-at-pt-display-when-idle' and evaluate `help-at-pt-set-timer', so
that a tootltip is displayed at point; and in this scenario, they can be
useful to me to quickly have some type of information.

You can also set this variable to force tooltips always in the echo

(setq tooltip-use-echo-area t)

Anyway, I haven't given up on the idea of footnote tooltips yet. Here's
a new version of the code I attached in my first post in this thread,
and I think it's simpler now and works better, though I don't know if it
might have any side effects... Footnote tooltips are activated with the
minor mode `my-org-fn-tooltip-mode'.

A new demo video:


Best regards,

Juan Manuel

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-02-23 19:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <mailman.57.1645549224.6185.emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
2022-02-22 22:30 ` Footnote tooltips (an attempt) Ypo
2022-02-23  2:26   ` Juan Manuel Macías
     [not found]     ` <CAJcAo8tsK5o+789Wv=i6ddiSrM4fDyX8HCvjAgDLXGyLXWRWmQ@mail.gmail.com>
2022-02-23 19:52       ` Juan Manuel Macías [this message]
2022-02-23 22:05         ` John Kitchin
2022-02-24  2:04           ` Juan Manuel Macías
2022-02-24 13:01             ` John Kitchin
2022-02-24 16:25               ` Juan Manuel Macías
2022-02-22  4:32 Juan Manuel Macías
2022-02-22 22:15 ` Juan Manuel Macías

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