Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#8783 new feature

Tooltip: does not always stay open when a form field is focused.

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by: [email protected]
Priority: minor Milestone: none
Component: ui.tooltip Version: 1.9.1
Keywords: Cc:
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Our users have noted in testing that tooltips tend to close when the mouse is moved around the screen and over a form field even if that form field has focus. Could we have an option (or the default) for the tooltip to stay open when a form field has focus regardless of what the mouse does?

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Scott González

Owner: set to [email protected]
Status: newpending

We had this behavior in 1.9.0 where focus always won over hover, but we changed it in 1.9.1 so that tooltips triggered via hover are dismissed via hover and tooltips triggered via focus are dismissed via blur. This is consistent with the ARIA authoring practices and avoids other bugs. Is the behavior from 1.9.0 what you're looking for?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by [email protected]

Status: pendingnew

I believe so. It could be done only for input fields for example, or as a configurable option? The current method is fine if someone is tabbing through a form, but many of our users aren't that savvy and tend to click on each form element. In that case the tooltip closes when they move their mouse away to fill out the form. Sometimes they never notice the tooltip and thus never see the help text we had for them.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by tj.vantoll

Milestone: 1.10.0none
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