Tooltip is interfering with mouseEntered/mouseExited events

Pedro Duque Vieira pedro.duquevieira at
Fri Jun 14 15:17:06 PDT 2013

Sorry to insist but the question has not been answered yet.

Does someone know how to see if a mouse is hover a tooltip? Or if there is
a specific component beneath the mouse and under the tooltip?


On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 10:38 PM, Pedro Duque Vieira <
pedro.duquevieira at> wrote:

> The problem gets worse because tooltip is not a node (why?) so you cannot
> easily know if the mouse is hover a tooltip or not.
> Does someone know how to see if a mouse is hover a tooltip?
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 1:11 AM, John Smith <John_Smith at>wrote:
>> A somewhat related inconvenience I have with tooltips is that if you put
>> a tooltip on a button, then hover the mouse so that the tooltip shows up,
>> you can't click to activate the button unless you move the mouse pixel to
>> left or top because the resultant click will go to the tooltip and not to
>> the button.  It's especially strange on Modena, because there the tooltip
>> has a rounded corner, so you visibly aren't clicking on the tooltip, though
>> you are clicking in the tooltip's rectangular bounds.
>> Some examples of how other apps handle tooltips:
>> In NetBeans the tooltip shows up below the button rather than at the
>> mouse position - this has the advantage of not obscuring the thing which
>> the tooltip is providing information on.
>> Intellij Idea is similar, except that it's tooltip is a callout has with
>> a little triangular area which overlaps the thing the tooltip is for.  If
>> you click in the overlapped area, the underlying node still takes the
>> expected action.
>> Microsoft apps like Outlook show tooltips below the things they are
>> providing info on (or above if there is not enough screen area below to
>> show the tooltip).
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: openjfx-dev-bounces at [mailto:
>> openjfx-dev-bounces at] On Behalf Of Pedro Duque Vieira
>> Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 2:42 PM
>> To: OpenJFX Mailing List
>> Subject: Tooltip is interfering with mouseEntered/mouseExited events
>> Hi,
>> I have a toolbar composed by a couple of buttons. The toolbar fades away
>> when the mouse exits. The problem is that I have tooltips set up with the
>> toolbar and sometimes they appear under the mouse which triggers a
>> mouseExit event that makes the toolbar fade-away.
>> My point is maybe the tooltips should be viewed by the API as a component
>> that is part of the other component which they are set upon.
>> In this situation I'm getting random mouse exits depending when whether
>> the tooltip appears below the mouse or not.
>> Cheers,
>> --
>> Pedro Duque Vieira
> --
> Pedro Duque Vieira

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