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[REQUEST] Show full title on mouse hover

edited December 2020 in The Archive

Here is my request - Have the note's full title appear in a bubble when hovered over it in the Note List. This would accommodate having the Note List shrunk and still let you see the titles. I show how Evernote does this in the screenshots below, and I'd think other apps would too. The second shows the situation with The Archive. This would sure help on displays with lower resolution and multiple windows.

Post edited by ctietze on

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  • Hmm showing a proper "bubble" could be a neat idea. The note list was already supposed to show standard macOS tooltips on hover -- I must've broken that somewhere down the road and didn't notice. Will ship a fix for that, soon. (I know tooltips take a while to show and don't really satisfy the user experience of a quick "hover to show the whole title" feature.)

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  • Is this also a possibility for links in the body of a note. I can see note titles in the note list (as 'back links' I suppose), but including anything other than the UID in the body of the note is cumbersome.

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  • @ctietze said:
    Hmm showing a proper "bubble" could be a neat idea. The note list was already supposed to show standard macOS tooltips on hover -- I must've broken that somewhere down the road and didn't notice. Will ship a fix for that, soon. (I know tooltips take a while to show and don't really satisfy the user experience of a quick "hover to show the whole title" feature.)

    Maybe a minority opinion, but I actually really like that the note titles don't do this! I would turn off the saved searched "hover to show title" feature if I could (I only have a few, so the icons are quickly memorised).

    I love how functional yet minimalist The Archive is.

    I find it mildly annoying when software has things pop up on hover, especially if you can't turn it off or change the sensitivity, because (through my own clumsiness) a stray mouse curser will often trigger it accidentally. I hide the dock and menubar on my laptop and it's annoying to have them pop up so frequently by accident.

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