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Reading long tooltips in Firefox

Postby xkcd » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:40 pm UTC

Because of Mozilla Bug #45375, when you mouse over images with title-text, you can't always read it all -- it trunchates instead of wrapping. Since Firefox has had this problem for years, a whole bunch of people have gotten fed up and written extensions.

I don't really know who you bother at Mozilla to get this fixed, but in the webcomic community we've just given up and we all install the Long Titles extension.

So if you want to read the title-text on the comics in Firefox, that's where you should go.

edit: Replaced HTML with BBCode, oops.
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Postby Jesse » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:39 pm UTC

Ah, I just right-click then Properties and highlight the text, copy it into Notepad and read it there.

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Postby Penguin » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:31 pm UTC

Silly xkcd, you of all people should know that you have to use bbcode and not html on your own forums!
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Postby Jesse » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:54 pm UTC

I expect most of that was a copy and paste job, unless he did just forget it was BBCode.

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Re: Reading long tooltips in Firefox

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:35 pm UTC

xkcd wrote:Because of <a href="http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/bcortez/mozilla_tests/bug_45375.htm">Mozilla Bug #45375</a>, when you mouse over images with title-text, you can't always read it all -- it trunchates instead of wrapping. Since Firefox has had this problem for years, a whole bunch of people have gotten fed up and written extensions.

I don't really know who you <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/quality/bug-writing-guidelines.html">bother at Mozilla</a> to get this fixed, but in the webcomic community we've just given up and we all install the <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1715/">Long Titles extension</a>.

So if you want to read the title-text on the comics in Firefox, that's where you should go.

Alternatively, if you have the Greasemonkey extension, there's a script to do multiline tooltips.

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Postby benkarel » Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:15 pm UTC

For other greasy monkies out there, you could take the REALLY lazy route and use a greasemonkey script to yank the title and stick it below the comic for easy-peasy viewing.

Like this one:

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// ==UserScript==
// @name       xkcd.com titler
// @namespace     http://xkcd.com/
// @description    Writes out comic titles on xkcd.com
// @include    http://xkcd.com/*
// @include   http://www.xkcd.com/*
// ==/UserScript==
//
// By Ben Karel <web@eschew.org>

(function() {
   var imgs = document.getElementsByTagName('img');
   var img = imgs.item(1);
   var titleText = img.getAttribute('title');
   var titleNode = document.createTextNode(titleText);
   var p = document.createElement('p');
   p.appendChild(titleNode);
   p.setAttribute('style', 'font-size: 75%; width: 500px;');
   img.parentNode.insertBefore(p, img.nextSibling.nextSibling);
})();


(Copy and paste into this helpful page for fast importing)

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Postby Shoofle » Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:20 pm UTC

Looks nifty - I should find out about scripts and how to use them and stuff.

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Postby MightyMouse » Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:03 pm UTC

I actually thought for ages that the ellipses were deliberate. How foolish do I feel?

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Postby davean » Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:17 pm UTC

MightyMouse wrote:I actually thought for ages that the ellipses were deliberate. How foolish do I feel?


Very.

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Postby Tropylium » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:08 pm UTC

OTOH at least Josh Lesnick has used deliberate ellipses on a few occasions…

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Postby sneakums » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:33 am UTC

I just did the obvious thing and wrote a custom RSS feed generator.

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Postby Peshmerga » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:31 pm UTC

sneakums wrote:I just did the obvious thing and wrote a custom RSS feed generator.


Y of course.

Duh. D:
i hurd u liek mudkips???

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Postby Hamorad » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:28 pm UTC

I usually just go right click->properties and read it in there if it's too long...


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