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How to show contents when mouse over a subject

Discussion in 'Site Help, Feedback, & Announcements' started by chinchye, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. chinchye

    chinchye Thread Starter

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    Hi I am using windowsXP and IE7.0,
    At the forum main page, each time I put my mouse above a subject, I can see the contents of that thread but for only a few seconds b4 it goes off. What must I do so that it does not go off.
    Thanks
     
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Hi, The time it stays visible is about 5 seconds, I don't think you can change it at your end, but I will move this to the TSG software question forum if you like, and Mike C the owner can probably either point you to a fix or tell you No, it can't be changed. Be patient, but he does answer thread questions there when he can.
     
  3. chinchye

    chinchye Thread Starter

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    ok, Thanks a lot Byteman. Currently what I do now is to point my mouse over that subject heading and keep moving the mouse.
     
  4. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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  5. MMJ

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    In FF it stays there constantly.
    In IE7 I don't see anything.

    Solution: Get FireFox. ;)
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You must have different settings. FireFox 2.0.0.1 drops it in 5 seconds, just like IE 7 here.
     
  7. ferrija1

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    I may have complained about this a while ago.....anyway, I got this script from Ciberblade (I think) . Install Greasemonkey (in Firefox), go to Tools > Greasemonkey > New User Script, select everything, and paste this in. Then save the file to your desktop and open it in Firefox, then install it.

    Code:
    // ==UserScript==
    // @name          TSG Tooltip Fix
    // @namespace     [url]http://forums.techguy.org[/url]
    // @include       [url]http://forums.techguy.org/*[/url]
    // ==/UserScript==
    var allCells, thisCell
    allCells = document.evaluate(
        '//td[@title]',
        document,
        null,
        XPathResult.UNORDERED_NODE_SNAPSHOT_TYPE,
        null);
    for (var i = 0; i < allCells.snapshotLength; i++) {
        thisCell = allCells.snapshotItem(i);
        if(thisCell.getAttribute('class') == 'alt1' && thisCell.getAttribute('title') != 'Votes')
        {
          thisCell.setAttribute('onmousedown','this.lastChild.style.display="block"');thisCell.setAttribute('onmouseup','this.lastChild.style.display="none"');
          thisCell.innerHTML = thisCell.innerHTML + '<span style="display: none">' + thisCell.title + '</span>';
    thisCell.setAttribute('onmouseout','this.lastChild.style.display="none"');
          thisCell.innerHTML = thisCell.innerHTML + '<span style="display: none">' + thisCell.title + '</span>';
          thisCell.setAttribute('title', '');
        }
    }
    Then when you click on the blue section around a thread, it will enlarge and show part of the thread.
     
  8. MMJ

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    You are talking about when you mouse-over a thread and it shows the first couple lines right?

    In FF 2.0.0.1 that doesn't go away for me unless I move the mouse.

    Settings are default and I only have the DownThemAll extension.
     
  9. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    MMJ

    I'm using FF 2.0.0.1 and the one line that previews the thread, goes away in 5 seconds, just like IE 7.0.
     
  10. ferrija1

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    I bet there's a registry hack for this somewhere.....
     
  11. JohnWill

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    That's what I have, no special "hacks", other than some plug-in's, but I doubt they're in the picture here.
     
  12. MMJ

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    Ok, this does not go away after five seconds, it just stays there. I have tried 3 different computers with the same results.

    [​IMG]

    In IE7 I can't get that.
     
  13. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Hi MMJ, Could be that you are using some mouse software that does that for you as a customization. I don't see anything in Mouse options in Control Panel.

    Looked at several Microsoft Group threads about similar issues where they did a Registry edit to increase or set the amount of time it takes to start the info tip, (one half a second) but nothing about how long it displays. People usually just want to shut the feature off.

    If you could check in Add/Remove Programs, maybe you could offer chinchye help with getting the preview to stay visible-

    I don't know if TweakUI for XP might do what you want chinchye, but will look.

    In either IE 7 or FF when we hold the mouse on a thread title (or anything like one such as button) the tip goes away in 5 seconds.
     
  14. MMJ

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    Ok, now I tried it on 4 computers and that tip does not go away.

    I do not have any mouse customization features or anything.

    This is really strange. :)
     
  15. ferrija1

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    Anyone see my post?
     
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