How to show contents when mouse over a subject

chinchye

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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
 

Byteman

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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.
 

chinchye

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

JohnWill

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

Solution: Get FireFox. ;)
You must have different settings. FireFox 2.0.0.1 drops it in 5 seconds, just like IE 7 here.
 
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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.
 

MMJ

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

Byteman

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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.
 

JohnWill

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

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.



In IE7 I can't get that.
 

Byteman

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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.
 

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. :)
 

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