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View Revisions: Issue #1955

Summary 0001955: Display 'alt' text for image upon mouse-over
Revision 2013-12-23 13:39 by Vincent Sanders
Description I would like Netsurf to display the 'alt' text for images (if any) when the mouse pointer lingers over them. I believe this behaviour is implemented by various other browsers (which is why I have come to expect it).

The simplest implementation would be to send an alternative reply to the HelpRequest messages sent by providers of interactive help. (Return the 'alt' text of an image instead of the standard "Click SELECT on a link to follow it.." help message.) I would be quite happy to load !Help in order to enable this facility, and this approach would automatically implement the user's preferred delay period and display font.

I don't think this would be a good use of the status bar because many images are also links, in which case the (usually half-width) status bar will already be full with the destination URI. Also descriptive 'alt' text would be too long.
Revision 2006-04-02 18:50 by mittens
Description I would like Netsurf to display the 'alt' text for images (if any) when the mouse pointer lingers over them. I believe this behaviour is implemented by various other browsers (which is why I have come to expect it).

The simplest implementation would be to send an alternative reply to the HelpRequest messages sent by providers of interactive help. (Return the 'alt' text of an image instead of the standard "Click SELECT on a link to follow it.." help message.) I would be quite happy to load !Help in order to enable this facility, and this approach would automatically implement the user's preferred delay period and display font.

I don't think this would be a good use of the status bar because many images are also links, in which case the (usually half-width) status bar will already be full with the destination URI. Also descriptive 'alt' text would be too long.