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ToolTip (Plz Help me:)

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Hi guyz,

I made a ToolTip on Screen.

But there is one problem...

The ToolTip is set on topmost on all windows.

I want to not display tooltip on top of other windows

but i failed. I tried also "WinSetOnTop" command but not working.

Please anybody help me with simple coding bacause l am a beginner.

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Hi guyz,

I made a ToolTip on Screen.

But there is one problem...

The ToolTip is set on topmost on all windows.

I want to not display tooltip on top of other windows

but i failed. I tried also "WinSetOnTop" command but not working.

Please anybody help me with simple coding bacause l am a beginner.

1) Some people get pissed when you use bold red text; 2) I don't think tooltips are meant to be hidden; 3) I don't think tooltips are meant to be hidden.

Maybe you just wan't it to go away? if so, then just call the tooltip function again like tooltip("") and it will disappear.


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1) Some people get pissed when you use bold red text; 2) I don't think tooltips are meant to be hidden; 3) I don't think tooltips are meant to be hidden.

Maybe you just wan't it to go away? if so, then just call the tooltip function again like tooltip("") and it will disappear.

I already said that i want the tooltip to get behind other windows, (means: I want to disable "Always on top" from tooltip).

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Why would you want to have a tool tip and not have be seen? This doesn't make any sense to me.


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Please anyone solve my problem..... How to set off "top most" from tooltip.

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Why would you want to have a tool tip and not have be seen? This doesn't make any sense to me.

I did not say that i want to have tooltip and not have be seen. I said that i made a tooltip, but it gets on Top Most of Other Items. I want to run tooltip behind the other windows. Means, that I want to disable "Always on top" from tooltip).

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Repeating the same thing over and over again doesn't answer anyone's question, why do you want to hide the tool tip behind other windows? The point of a tooltip is to display information that is usually relevant to the window you're interacting with, or displaying information that you need to be seen. If you hide it, what's the point of having it display in the first place?

I did not say that i want to have tooltip and not have be seen.

If you disable the OnTop style of the tooltip, then you ARE making it possible to have it not be seen. If you don't want it Always on Top, then don't use a tooltip, use something else, possibly Melba23's Toast UDF.


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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

How did you make the tooltip? Did you use GUICtrlSetTip? If not, then I guess you are talking about something else. Let's see the code.

Edited by czardas

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Here is my Code goes:

ToolTip($FileName,230,260," ",1,1)

and below is screen shot:

You can see that the ToolTip is on "Top" of My Computer Window and it does not get Behind. I want to run Tooltip just in Back of any window *(e.g here My computer Window).

Sorry for my weak english, i m not native english.

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

I don't think it is possible to have a tooltip hidden behind another window. You might be better using a message box, or you could make something similar to a tooltip by creating a very simple GUI with just a yellow label and some text.

Edited by czardas

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

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Why? Why would you want it hidden? because astonishingly, It makes no practical sense on any level.

Tool tips are mean't to be seen first hand, if they had the properties you describe, well, that would just be odd.


Things that I've done..

Icon Resource Editor: icon resource editor 

AutoIt Piano: a piano

AutoIt Unlocker: unlocks files when you want to delete them

Colorful tooltips: a wrapper for the tool tips UDF

Rouge GoogleBot: a full screen animation

ASciTE text editor: a text editor written in autoit

Warning: Posts by this user are subject to change or may disappear without notice.

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