In old help system, the <ahelp> tag is extracted at build time to be used by the user interface as tool tip for each widget.
The new help does not handle that, yet.
The content of <ahelp> should be available as tool tips in the UI dialogs. UI dialogs have provision to hold tooltips for each widget.
the <ahelp> tag is documented here:
So the task/enhancement is to have a script that extracts <ahelp> of a given dialog and add it to the corresponding .ui file.
This will have some impacts
- The UI will increase in volume of translation job, but
- ideally the translated <ahelp> should go too, to prevent re-translation.
Setting to NEW
The a11y impact is a more immediate issue.
*** Bug 124130 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 131748 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Currently (master 7.0), filling the tool tip field in the widget will display it in the dialog
But the Tools > LibreOffice > General > Extended tooltip checkbox does not control it.
Important discussion on the topic
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #2)
> The a11y impact is a more immediate issue.
Looks like that if we copy the <ahelp> contents on the widget "Accessible Description" field, e.g,
<object class="AtkObject" id="versionlb-atkobject">
<property name="AtkObject::accessible-description" translatable="yes">bla bla bla bla bla</property>
It works (enable extended tips in the Options).
Any other settings? What about field "AtkObject::accessible-name" and other in the accessibility tab of Glade?