Tooltips Not Accessible In Firefox

9th February 2006 · Last updated: 5th October 2016


I noticed how the tooltips in my sidelinks are cut off in Firefox. This means you can't read the full text. Anyone using a tooltip via the title attribute needs to be aware of this if they are conveying important information.

In Opera, the tooltip wraps to multiple lines. It also gives you the link address. Internet Explorer (IE) also wraps the text nicely. So what happened with Firefox?

I actually quite like IE's approach best, as it does not have the indented gap on the left that Opera puts in. Anyway, I've taken a set of screenshots to compare each browser. Firefox users really are missing a lot of text. (If anyone knows of a fix for this, let me know.)

Can someone let me know what they see in Konqueror and Safari or other browsers too? That'd be great, thanks.


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  1. Anonymous:
    Looks great in Safari 2.0, the tooltip wraps to multiple lines as in IE and Opera.

    Posted on 16 February 2006 at 11:39 pm