Mail : Poor Design...

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  1. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

    Flynnstone

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    I think iTunes mail is the worst.

    When you hover the mouse over a picture in a mail message, a box pops up with "http:\\newmusic.itunes.com .... blah blah blah crap crap.."
    This blocks out the content below this window.
    This drives me a bit nuts.

    Anyone else?

    is there a way to turn this off. Please.
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Are you talking about the mail on the iPod Touch and iPhone? If so, it works fine for me. I not, what exactly are you talking about?
     
  3. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oops sorry ...
    Mail on OS X.

    I've included a picture with the yellow popup box.
    I find the popup useless and very distracting.
    I would like to turn this "feature" off.
    Possible?
     

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  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    #4
    Leaving the cursor over any image will display image details. Every web browser does this - it is basically displaying any metadata for the image.

    No idea how to turn it off in any browser or Mail though.
     
  5. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ah ..
    So its in WebKit.

    Must be some kind of setting like :

    sudo set Mailcrappinghoveringfeature off
    or something like that.
     
  6. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    Or you could just not leave your mouse in one place over images. Or you could just move the mouse when this happens, which makes the popup instantly dissappear. Or switch to windows, where there are no annoying popups, or "tool-tips".
     
  7. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, just tried that.
    Doesn't work.

    Jef Raskin is rolling over in his grave for this alone!

    Maybe if I file a bug report over at webkit.org ...
     
  8. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    Nope. It's a mac-wide thing. Try putting your mouse over a selected file in Finder.

    Do you get mad that the app names hovering over your dock icons cover your desktop picture?
     
  9. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm trying to do the file thing in Finder, but I don't get a tooltip.
    So no problem there.

    The tooltip over a dock icon is ok. Its somewhat useful. But unobtrusive.
    The ones in Mail and especially iTunes mail is obtrusive & annoying.

    Just think home much fun PC could have with this ...
     

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  10. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    Oh right, it has to be a long file name that you can't see all of.

    What is iTunes mail?
     
  11. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    When you get mail from iTunes, its full of massive tooltips.
    See picture above. Its a cropped snapshot of my mail window.
     
  12. dyn macrumors 68030

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    In Safari you have the hidden option to display links as tooltips. Since a lot of software like Mail uses Safari/Webkit to display HTML content it seems that you may have enabled this option (it's off by default) causing the link of the image to show up in Mail when you hover on it. Software like Onyx and Secrets are able to enable and disable this option (you won't find it in the Safari preferences itself!).

    So now you know why this option is hidden in the first place and why this isn't bad design on Apple's part ;)

    More info: http://secrets.blacktree.com/edit?id=2541
     

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