DEATH TO TOOL TIPS

On 2012/04/05, in rant, webdev, by a b

This is an extension of my rant about stealing focus. Can someone, for the love of all things non-annoying, please, please, please come up with a way to block any and all tool tips?

I’m trying to use Intellij IDEA 11 for development.  It’s great!  There is one thing, though.  It’s got this tool tip to let you know possible things to do, and pops up over and over and over and over and over, while you’re typing, moving the mouse, inhaling, exhaling, thinking about baby jesus…. pretty much for anything, this thing pops up.  This is one example.  Tool tips seem to plague me everywhere.  They are like sun-dried tomatoes were a few years ago.  They are ok, but not great, and they are on EVERYTHING.

Hey, developers! STOP ADDING TOOL TIPS TO EVERY THING THAT CAN POSSIBLY RECOGNIZE A MOUSE HOVER.

Now.

Because they are really, really annoying. Really.

Thanks.

 

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