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revised Show data gradually or all at once?
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answered Speed and accuracy of text entry methods on smart phones?
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revised What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
Reverted title. Don't need help naming, want to know the name. Secondly, has nothing to do with hover.
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comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
I've found many other places where the element in my screenshot is indeed called a "pointer" or "feature pointer". Lots of close answers to this, but I'm marking this one as answered as it is the correct answer for the screenshot I provided.
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comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
I just looked at 100 or so tooltip examples, and the majority is closer to the traditional meaning of the word. Apparently the name came from Microsoft, and applied specifically to text. Sometimes it has icons, sometimes now images, but generally not that complex. Secondly, you mention hover, which also seems to be a common trait of tooltips. In the screenshot above, that panel doesn't display on hover - it's onLoad. Plus I think Mark's links below pretty well describe what I'm getting at, so "popover" is like the more appropriate name.
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comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
Looked like "enhanced tooltip" is already taken. It's a slightly beefed up tooltip - msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/… (also found elsewhere by same name.) I agree with you on "advanced" - though in the screenshot above, there are multiple divs, shadows, images... the ability to close... so it is more difficult and complex to build. jscripts.info/tooltip.php
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comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
"Advanced Tooltip" maybe?
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comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
I want to avoid reference to traditional "tooltips" as well :/
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comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
Has the term "pop-up" fully migrated from the old days when it was a browser windows popping-up? I tried using that term some and those I mentioned it to were thinking I was talking about the traditional use of that term.
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comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
I don't think tooltip quite works here, as it traditionally relies on the title attribute. In this case, it's a full panel that displays. The jQuery UI example is a beefed up version of a traditional tooltip.
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asked What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?