Bug 114021 - No filename path tooltip appears inside of open split button menu (Gtk3)
Summary: No filename path tooltip appears inside of open split button menu (Gtk3)
Status: RESOLVED NOTOURBUG
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
6.0.0.0.alpha1+
Hardware: All All
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Blocks: GTK3 Tooltip
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Reported: 2017-11-24 11:20 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2017-11-26 08:21 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-11-24 11:20:29 UTC
Steps:
1. open writer
2. click down arrow of open split button
3. move mouse over a previously open file
4. tooltip with full path doesnt appear

Version: 6.0.0.0.alpha1+
Build ID: c24c32bf71b8e64bd0d36e511f554e1f6c015842
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 1 Caolán McNamara 2017-11-24 15:14:56 UTC
This is true of all of our gtk3 native menus, no tooltips for menu entries. We build them via GMenuModel and the Gtk implementation of that has just label text, accelerator, icon and toggled on/off available to set, so there's no capability to set a tooltip for a menu entry via that api
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-11-25 09:10:47 UTC
(In reply to Caolán McNamara from comment #1)
> This is true of all of our gtk3 native menus, no tooltips for menu entries.

So should we consider changing what part of the file name is displayed in the menu in gtk3, as i have files with the same name in the list and dont know which one is which.
Comment 3 Adolfo Jayme 2017-11-26 01:18:51 UTC
Menu entries should not have tooltips, ever. The solution to Jay’s use case here would be to truncate the file names differently, e.g. to elide at the center instead of at the end.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2017-11-26 08:21:28 UTC
(In reply to Adolfo Jayme from comment #3)
> Menu entries should not have tooltips, ever. The solution to Jay’s use case
> here would be to truncate the file names differently, e.g. to elide at the
> center instead of at the end.

No rule without exception. And while I agree with you, truncated filenames are not helpful. Alternatively we could recommend the start center workflow where tooltips with the full path support the identification (personally I do not like the start center).