[BUG] Tooltips will only stay in desktop work area

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[BUG] Tooltips will only stay in desktop work area

July 28th, 2018, 9:06 pm
raiguard
   [391 posts]

2018-07-28 15_08_24-.png

I've found that tooltips will not appear outside of the desktop work area. I consider this a bug because in other windows programs, tooltips will always appear where the mouse is, whether or not it is in the work area.

It's a minor annoyance, but it would be greatly appreciated if this could be fixed.

EDIT: Another screenshot for comparison of what it should look like:
2018-07-28 15_11_09-.png
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Re: [BUG] Tooltips will only stay in desktop work area

August 17th, 2018, 4:15 am
Bekarfel
   [200 posts]

From Microsoft's User Experience guide:
Placement
Avoid covering the object the user is about to view or interact with. Always place the tip on the side of the object, even if that requires separation between the pointer and the tip. Some separation isn't a problem as long as the relationship between the object and its tip is clear.
Exception: Full name tooltips used in lists and trees.
moshi wrote:there are many Rainmeter skins that aren't really useful, so let's add another one.
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First the bad news. [...] We would be happy to have this happen and would love to work with anyone who is feeling ambitious.
Now the good news.
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