Hovering and Tooltips are exclusive?

Richard Bair richard.bair at oracle.com
Tue Sep 17 16:28:07 PDT 2013

> Another question I'd like to ask about tooltip is why is it not derived
> from Node?

I don't remember the history off hand, but I think the issue was that much of the Node contract it couldn't implement (maybe because in reality it was a popup window, not a Node), and so instead of lying about it we fessed up and said it was something different.

> A related issue is, I would like to be able to call
> setMouseTransparent(true). I think that would be of value. Most times I
> want the tooltip to be just an information popup that doesn't mess, by
> grabbing mouse events, with the real user interface beneath it.

All tooltips should behave as you describe by default and should never grab mouse events. Is there not a JIRA for that?


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