Questions tagged [tooltips]

Tool tips are the little blurbs that pop up when you hover an element in a web page. They are typically taken from an element's "title" attribute.

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Can we please clean up the new tooltips around the upvote/downvote buttons?

This question focuses on the UI of the new tooltips (not the text), and it has the following sole focus: Completely undoing the recent change. Just simply undoing this will be a single change with a ...
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The voting tooltip for answers should be expanded to match the one on questions

When you hover over the question vote arrows, the tool tip that shows gives a short description why someone may vote that way This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. This ...
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Add tooltip with timestamp to Hot Network Questions list

Almost all dates (absolute, like 'Aug 8 '17 at 11:12', and relative, like '12 hours ago') on Stack Exchange can be hovered over to see the exact UTC timestamp. I found an instance where this is not ...
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How to disable the new tooltips that started a day or two ago?

A day or two ago, new tooltips appeared giving directions to new users on how to use the site. For example explaining how to upvote a question, etc... They are a good idea for new users, but they are ...
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The new contributor tooltip makes it too hard to add comments

A haiku Tooltip is zealous in promoting temperance. It is frustrating. The new contributor tooltip advises us to take care when commenting but in some cases it's too proactive in preventing comments....
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Don't tell users to vote for their own post

Yesterday, there were new voting tool-tips added: What's the reasoning behind the vote button tooltips having changed? I came across this today: I can't upvote my own answer, so can the tooltip ...
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“This question has received 1 upvotes and 2 downvotes”

When expanding the votes count and hovering over it, there is a tooltip with details: The grammar in the above example is wrong: This question has received 1 upvotes and 2 downvotes Can you please ...
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Use a consistent style for tooltips

This post is a spin-off of "New round of UI updates... apparently". Recently we got new, differently styled tooltips, for all buttons displayed to the left of questions/answers (upvote, ...
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Please add a delay to the hover tooltips

Apparently, the hover tooltip style that was already present for the follow button, has now been added to other places as well. One thing that really bothers me about these tooltips, is that they pop ...
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New round of UI updates… apparently. Edits in close banners, summary tab changes, and now new vote tooltip (content)s?

There's a lot going on in the UI right now that I can't find announcement or discussion posts for. An edit button is now prominently displayed in the close banner (for all users, for some reason, ...
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What's the reasoning behind the vote button tooltips having changed?

I recently noticed that the vote button tooltips have changed. They now say: Downvote this <post-type> if you find it unclear or not useful Upvote this <post-type> if you find it clear ...
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Display year in comment lock post notice tooltip if lock expires in a later calendar year

I recently came across a post that had its comments disabled for a very long period of time. According to the notice, the lock won't expire until 3,623 days from now. However, when I mouse over the ...
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Can the pencil icon of the blog get its own tooltip as well?

The other icons in the sidebar have a tooltip, as per screenshots. Can the blog icon get a tooltip too? It's feeling left out.
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Icon about comment edits is shown, even though this comment has no edits [duplicate]

For example, in this question. But if you click on this icon, the message about no edits is shown. P.S. this comment was created by moving an answer into a comments by moderator.
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Add string “moderator” from the profile activity page into transifex (or use existed key)

For example, tooltip on my activity page. But on the profile page it's translated. There is the string "moderator" in the transifex (0408f3c997f309c03b08bf3a4bc7b730), and it's used on the ...
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Error message when trying to open user profile from responses page, but only for answers

If you are trying to open a user profile from responses (from answers tab) error message will appear: Error occurred while opening post body No errors in console. FF 72.0.1 (64-bit).
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Can we add thousands separator for reputation tooltip in stack exchange grid view

Can we add thousands separator for the reputation tooltip in the Stack Exchange grid view, for each site's top user's reputation tooltip. It will increase the number readability. Currently the ...
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On the Stack Exchange main page, site icons should have tooltip summaries

The page stackexchange.com/sites shows all the Stack Exchange sites with icons and relative sizes. But unless you click into a site, you don't know its purpose. It would be nice if, for example, ...
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The featured stackoverflow blog posts have the stackexchange logo

See picture: The icon/logo and tooltip are confusing at first glance.
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Add tooltip with timestamp to post notice about lock

Most dates/ages/etc. on Stack Exchange have a nice feature; if you hover over them, you see the exact UTC timestamp they represent. Can this feature be added to the lock duration in the post notice?
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Improve or hide tooltip for original location in migration banner

When viewing a migrated question, a banner appears with a link to the revision list of the question at its original location. Hovering over it does not really provide new information: it's the title ...
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Tooltip on the Similar questions suggestion box in the ask question page

In the Ask Question page, when hover on the answer box for the post in the Similar questions suggestion box, the tooltip is not understandable. For example: When hover on the answer count it is ...
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Can we accept an answer more than 1 time? The reputation tab tooltip seems to think so

In the reputation tab, when hovering on the accepted answer, I can see the tooltip as "answer was accepted 1 time". It seems to imply that the answer can be accepted multiple times. Wouldn't it be ...
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Add thousands separator to “xxxx views” tooltip in question list

When hovering over the number of views in a question list, the exact number of views is shown without thousands separator, e.g. 214935 views Can this be added, just like already done on the ...
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Escaped line break tag in tooltip on election page

Over on Lifehacks (a beta site with the standard beta template) we're having an election. I just cast my votes and was presented this tooltip: Please fix the escaped line break tag so it either ...
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Double tooltip on Email Settings page

There's tooltip doubling on Email Settings page on the profile: That definitely looks weird.
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Typo in the user preferences - activity data checkbox tooltip

There is a typo in the user preferences page - Activity data checkbox tooltip. The tooltip text is Use On-Site Activity for Relevent Content The typo in the "Relevent", it should be "Relevant"
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Add tooltips to the list of translatable strings

It seems that tooltips for "Hide Hot Network Questions" and for "Activity Data" on the user preferences page are not translatable yet: Could this please be fixed.
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Improve the UX so it's obvious that the previous answer will be unaccepted when accepting another one

A new user receives a good answer Clicks the tick✅ next to it Receives another good answer Proceeds to tick that as well Unexpected[to a new user] result: First answer gets unaccepted User potentially ...
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Add time stamp tooltip to site launches/age

This is a follow-up question/request to Is there a way to know the new launched sites over the years? and is related to this Area 51 discussion: Tooltip showing date/time of site launch. The All ...
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Why do some user profile photos display a larger thumbnail and description and others don't? [duplicate]

Sometimes the profile picture thumbnail that appears below an answer is converted into a larger picture and description, sort of a tooltip, upon mouseover, while other pictures don't display that ...
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Date of question displays wrongly [duplicate]

It displays as "yesterday" but today is February 20 and question's date is February 18.
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Strange tooltip positioning on the site analytics page [duplicate]

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/site-analytics I guess, the tooltip should appear near the cursor. Spec: Win7 (64-bit), Firefox 65.0.1 (64-bit).
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Questions with bounties awarded sometimes show the awarding users' names as “false”

For example, see: prolog - Rearranging variable_names The markup for the awarded bounty badge reads: <span class="bounty-award d-block ta-center" title="This answer has been awarded bounties ...
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No tooltips for Advanced Search Tips

Two years ago there were tooltips for the Advanced Search Tips (see related post: Strange hint alignment in the Advanced Search Tips), but nowadays there are no tooltips. What's the reason to remove ...
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Fix tooltip for the red tags on the Tags page

According to the latest information from the Red tag set by user without diamond question, not the only ♦ moderators can set the red tags on questions. Hence the tooltip for the red tags on the Tags ...
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Capitalize “your reputation” in topbar tooltip

Most tooltips in the topbar are capitalized: But not the reputation: Let's capitalize your reputation!
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Incorrect tooltip for inbox messages before manual page refresh

When you have unread inbox messages the topbar inbox button contains an indicator with number and tooltip is saying "You have unread inbox messages": Now you can click on the button to see unread ...
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Area 51 - can be the tooltip displayed with full description instead of the ellipsis symbol

In the proposal div, if the proposal description is exceeding around 240 characters, the ellipsis symbol is displayed. But when I hover over on the text there is no tooltip. On hovering over the ...
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What is the new 'Snow-Flake' symbol? [duplicate]

Good day. Today I was just working when I saw that there was a snowflake in the top-bar-menu, and it had a purple notification number on it. I had never seen it before. Note: This has been solved ...
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Add tooltip to post titles in reputation section of profile

I noticed that reputation section in profile doesn't have tooltips for post titles: This looks inconsistently with other sections, and I suggest to add tooltips here too. Furthermore, tooltip ...
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The tag tooltip only shows in preview of edit mode, and not in live

If you use [tag:tag] (e.g. bug), the system will show the tooltip in edit mode. But in live the system doesn't show it. This applies to both the inline editor and the separate edit page (/posts/[...
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The unclickable link: hover options in chat have thwarted my quest for knowledge [duplicate]

While perusing my local chat room, I espied a link in a message that I desired to visit: But Lo! Whereupon I attempted to click said link, the hover options appeared and blocked my passage: Woe unto ...
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Misplaced tooltip in Site Analytics graph

The tooltips in the Posts graph on the Meta Stack Exchange Site Analytics page are misplaced. Sometimes, they appear to be part of the next graph (see below) - the arrow indicates the point I was ...
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The starting day of the site is displaying wrongly

In Users page -> Reputation tab -> all option is for sorting the users by reputation in descending order from the starting day of the site to today. When hover on the all option the tooltip is ...
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Misleading hover text for 'protect' option

The hover text for the 'protect' option is slightly misleading: disallow answers by anonymous and very new low rep users The word 'new' is off. It doesn't matter if the user is new or not; only ...
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Number of SE Sites in site list tooltip is wrong

It's generally accepted the Stack Exchange has 173 sites. It's shown in the login page, stackexchange.com, and in the Site Tour. For example (from the Meta Site Tour): However, the tooltip from ...
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Increase padding to the tooltip text in the activity tab

In any Stack Exchange site in the Activity tab, the tooltip text for the REPUTATION and Top tag (red circled in the screenshot) are not having enough padding compared with the other sections. For ...
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Tooltip for badges on the profile top section

I just noticed that there is no tooltip for badges on the profile top section: In badge section tooltips are visible: I see no reason to not display tooltips for badges on the top section of ...
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Tool tip for review list on a user's network profile is wrong

On a users network profile there is a section where you can see a list of reviews a user has done on all Stack Exchange sites located at User's Network Profile > Activity > Reviews. Hovering your ...

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