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show-help-strings-as-tooltips

Arguments: pull-down-menu

This property of menus returns whether the help-string of any menu-item on pull-down-menu will be presented as a tooltip just below the menu if the user holds the mouse cursor over the menu-item for menu-tooltip-delay milliseconds. (When the help-string property of the menu-item is nil, no tooltip is shown even when this property is turned on.)

The default value is nil, and the value may be changed at any time by calling the setf of this function. When this property is not used, an alternative way to display menu-item help-strings (though with no delay) is to write a menu-item-highlighted method that displays the help-strings in some custom way.

This property is implemented only for menus that pull down from menu-bars and for their child menus, and will have no effect on pop-up-menus.

There is a control on the menu editor dialog for toggling this property individually for any menu in the menu hierarchy that is being edited in the dialog.

GTK Note

Tooltips for menus have not been implemented on the GTK platform. Let us know if you need them (it is rather nonstandard). Specifying this option currently will have no effect on GTK.


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