What is the purpose of Tooltips in SonicOS?
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What is the purpose of Tooltips in SonicOS Enhanced?
Tooltips are small pop-up windows that are displayed when you hover your mouse over a UI element. They provide brief information describing the element. Tooltips are displayed for many forms, buttons, table headings and entries.
Note: Not all UI elements have Tooltips. If a Tooltip does not display after hovering your mouse over an element for a couple of seconds, you can safely conclude that it does not have an associated Tooltip.
When applicable, Tooltips display the minimum, maximum, and default values for form entries. These entries are generated directly from the SonicOS firmware, so the values will be correct for the specific platform and firmware combination you are using.
The behavior of the Tooltips can be configured on the System > Administration page.
Tooltips are enabled by default. To disable Tooltips, uncheck the Enable Tooltip checkbox. The duration of time before Tooltips display can be configured:
- Form Tooltip Delay - Duration in milliseconds before Tooltips display for forms (boxes where you enter text).
- Button Tooltip Delay - Duration in milliseconds before Tooltips display for radio buttons and checkboxes.
- Text Tooltip Delay - Duration in milliseconds before Tooltips display for UI text.