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One thing I’ve seen more websites doing is changing the mouse cursor to the "help" style: Try it on W3Schools. This real-time change can help a lot because it lets users know that the area where they have the mouse is special. This is best combined with redundant display options that detect the user’s situation and show the tooltip in a way that’s going ...


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personally i like the IDM tool-tip. you can let the first tool-tip appears automatically . then you can navigate with arrows or buttons . however every time there should be a way to backup and a exit form the tool tip. because for a experienced user of your application might get irritated. and now a days newly updated Firefox browsers use this type of ...


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There are some sound answers here but I would like to add to it by saying that if you are that dependent on users reading what is in your tooltips, it perhaps should not belong in tooltips, but already visible for your user.


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Observations Browser implementation of tooltips is not predictable. Some browser show tooltips immediately, and some show them after a delay. The position and styling of the tooltips is not predictable across different browsers. Users often miss native browser tooltips because (1) they are small; and (2) most browsers require users to pause the cursor ...


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There's a simple and classic solutions for this. You just add a tiny icon letting them know there's a helpful tooltip waiting for them: There a are many occasions where you want to help first time or rare users, but you don't want to clutter the screen with lengthy explanations. Tooltips are a greta solution, but as you mentioned, many people are not ...


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There are a few ways to approach this. Consider an intro tutorial for the first time a user interacts with the application. It could quickly show them what they can do and how to do it. Check out toggl, new users are given a tutorial on how to do everything. The down side to this of course is that it may mean your application may be too complex and you may ...


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You're almost there Read time is a key component of figuring out the right animation sequence. Let's complete the exercise. Observation: Tooltips can be helpful but are visually intrusive (they break grid layouts and alignment, are bold by design, etc). So they are helpful to draw attention to something, but quickly overstay their welcome if you leave ...



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