Popups popping through windows using built-in rootless WM

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald@s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Fri May 20 12:38:00 GMT 2005

On Fri, 20 May 2005, Owen Rees wrote:

> --On 20 May 2005 11:51 +0200 Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> > Anyway, tooltips which appear on top of any other window are not a bug in
> > my opinion. They appear topmost in windowed mode too.
> The issue as far as I am concerned is not that the tooltip display is on 
> top but that it occurs when the button etc. that it is associated with is 
> covered by another window. In other words, you get a tooltip for something 
> you can't see. I think that ought to be considered a bug.

Of cause. I thought it was a stacking issue. 

I'm not sure how a minimized window or a partly obscured window can notice mouse 
movement in that area. That's the main problem. 

Though there will never be a fix for cases like this:

mouse is moved over sensitive area, timeout starts
area is obscured by another window
timout is reached, tooltip pops up although the pointer is now in the obscuring 

This is a problem of the two worlds which can not be integrated smoothly.

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