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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#26763 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Tool tip for dashboard menus

Reported by: shahpranaf's profile shahpranaf Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.8
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I think when we collapse wordpress menu bar, tool-tip should be there when user hovers on it. For eg. comment icon, Collapse menu. When user hovers, it should show what this icon is for.

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menu_links_title.diff (3.7 KB) - added by shahpranaf 11 years ago.
Patch file for getting tooltip for menus

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Change History (7)

11 years ago

Patch file for getting tooltip for menus

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
11 years ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement
  • Version changed from trunk to 3.8

Related: #24766

#2 @nacin
11 years ago

  • Component changed from Accessibility to Administration

#3 @shahpranaf
10 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch needs-testing added

#4 @helen
10 years ago

  • Focuses ui added
  • Keywords reporter-feedback added; has-patch needs-testing removed

Thanks for the patch, shahpranaf. Using title attributes here is not a viable option, as it is actually detrimental for screen readers (see #24766, for example) and it would cause the tooltip for all items, even when not collapsed. They also only show on hover, which doesn't exist on touch devices, many of which get the collapsed menu by default, so it doesn't help in that context, either.

If the icons aren't clear enough as to what they do, perhaps we need to evaluate that instead? What is the problem you'd like to solve?

#5 @shahpranaf
10 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback added; reporter-feedback removed

Yes icons are not clear enough. For eg. On desktop, when we collapse menu, the icons for post, page and custom post types are same. User have to hover that portion to know what that icon indicates. So its true that title attribute will not be useful. So have to think some other solution for it.

#6 @chriscct7
9 years ago

  • Focuses ui removed
  • Keywords dev-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Page and post have unique icons as of 4.3. Further CPTS should register a custom icon. Closing as worksforme

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