Tooltips not closing with change of app focus on OSX - bug?

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at
Sat Mar 12 13:39:31 EST 2011

...thanks for the confirmation, Richard. Interesting, merely moving the mouse doesn't close it for me - I have to click in the tooltip.
Still, the sparkling new QA bug report 9444 refers.

On 12 Mar 2011, at 16:29, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Keith Clarke wrote:
> > Does anyone else notice that open tooltips fail to close when the
> > focus moves from LiveCode (IDE or a stand alone) to another app
> > on OSX?
> > Is this a new bug - I can't see anything obviously related on the
> > QA forum?
> Confirmed:  If I hover the mouse over the LC IDE's Tools palette and wait for the tooltip to appear, then Cmd+Tab to another app, the tooltip does indeed stay visible.  However, as soon as I move the mouse the tooltip hides as expected; it may be that because the mouse must remain stationary to see this behavior that it hasn't been discussed much.
> If this isn't in the RQCC it might be good to add it, since I suspect it would be an easy fix to add suspend to the actions that dismiss a tooltip and would give the app a more polish feeling.
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> Richard Gaskin
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