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How might one reduce the tooltip delay on Mac OS X? [message #326046] Thu, 06 March 2008 10:54 Go to next message
John Hawksley is currently offline John HawksleyFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi all,

I (like most JDT users I guess) rely on the excellent hover information
which is presented as a tooltip in the Java editor.

However I find the delay between the mouse becoming still and the
tooltip popping up to be too long. Is there a way on OS X to shorten
this delay? Or is there a keystroke I can map to force the hover code
to activate immediately without waiting for the delay to time out?

I switched from PC/Windows to Mac last year and I perceive the delay to
be longer on OS X.

Thanks very much everyone,

-John

OS X 10.5.2: Darwin Myrtle.local 9.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0: Tue
Feb 5 16:13:22 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.3.13~1/RELEASE_I386 i386
Re: How might one reduce the tooltip delay on Mac OS X? [message #326048 is a reply to message #326046] Thu, 06 March 2008 10:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas SchindlFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi,

I don't know which event they are listening to but I guess it is a
mouse-hover listener and how often this event is fired depends on the OS.

Tom

John Hawksley schrieb:
> Hi all,
>
> I (like most JDT users I guess) rely on the excellent hover information
> which is presented as a tooltip in the Java editor.
>
> However I find the delay between the mouse becoming still and the
> tooltip popping up to be too long. Is there a way on OS X to shorten
> this delay? Or is there a keystroke I can map to force the hover code
> to activate immediately without waiting for the delay to time out?
>
> I switched from PC/Windows to Mac last year and I perceive the delay to
> be longer on OS X.
>
> Thanks very much everyone,
>
> -John
>
> OS X 10.5.2: Darwin Myrtle.local 9.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0: Tue
> Feb 5 16:13:22 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.3.13~1/RELEASE_I386 i386


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Re: How might one reduce the tooltip delay on Mac OS X? [message #336621 is a reply to message #326048] Thu, 25 June 2009 13:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Hawksley is currently offline John HawksleyFriend
Messages: 26
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi folks,

Just for reference, Eclipse Galileo (Cocoa) on Mac OS X _can_ now have
the tooltip time shortened. I've blogged the mechanism here:

http://bit.ly/zorKf

Essentially, write the following key to the OS X defaults registry:

defaults write org.eclipse.eclipse NSInitialToolTipDelay -int 100

... where 100 is the delay in milliseconds.

Best,
-John

Tom Schindl wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I don't know which event they are listening to but I guess it is a
> mouse-hover listener and how often this event is fired depends on the OS.
>
> Tom
>
> John Hawksley schrieb:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I (like most JDT users I guess) rely on the excellent hover
>> information which is presented as a tooltip in the Java editor.
>>
>> However I find the delay between the mouse becoming still and the
>> tooltip popping up to be too long. Is there a way on OS X to shorten
>> this delay? Or is there a keystroke I can map to force the hover code
>> to activate immediately without waiting for the delay to time out?
>>
>> I switched from PC/Windows to Mac last year and I perceive the delay
>> to be longer on OS X.
>>
>> Thanks very much everyone,
>>
>> -John
>>
>> OS X 10.5.2: Darwin Myrtle.local 9.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0:
>> Tue Feb 5 16:13:22 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.3.13~1/RELEASE_I386 i386
>
>
Re: How might one reduce the tooltip delay on Mac OS X? [message #336628 is a reply to message #336621] Thu, 25 June 2009 14:36 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

John Hawksley wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> Just for reference, Eclipse Galileo (Cocoa) on Mac OS X _can_ now have
> the tooltip time shortened. I've blogged the mechanism here:
>
> http://bit.ly/zorKf
>
> Essentially, write the following key to the OS X defaults registry:
>
> defaults write org.eclipse.eclipse NSInitialToolTipDelay -int 100
>
> .. where 100 is the delay in milliseconds.

What a great tip, John. That has bugged me ever since I moved to OS X as
my primary environment 6 months ago.

Thanks!
Eric



> Tom Schindl wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I don't know which event they are listening to but I guess it is a
>> mouse-hover listener and how often this event is fired depends on the OS.
>>
>> Tom
>>
>> John Hawksley schrieb:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I (like most JDT users I guess) rely on the excellent hover
>>> information which is presented as a tooltip in the Java editor.
>>>
>>> However I find the delay between the mouse becoming still and the
>>> tooltip popping up to be too long. Is there a way on OS X to shorten
>>> this delay? Or is there a keystroke I can map to force the hover
>>> code to activate immediately without waiting for the delay to time out?
>>>
>>> I switched from PC/Windows to Mac last year and I perceive the delay
>>> to be longer on OS X.
>>>
>>> Thanks very much everyone,
>>>
>>> -John
>>>
>>> OS X 10.5.2: Darwin Myrtle.local 9.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0:
>>> Tue Feb 5 16:13:22 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.3.13~1/RELEASE_I386 i386
>>
>>
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