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Tooltips on the constraints panel

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A man after my own heart.

Q: What do you call an icon that needs a tooltip in order to be understood?

A: Gratuitous eye candy.


Yeah, yeah, I get it. But I'm also old enough to remember two things:

  • Being included in the first group of drafters and illustrators to be trained on the company's CATIA installation just before the advent of the icon-crazy "desktop publishing revolution." For those unfamiliar, CATIA is a fairly "high end" CAE system. In those early version days, its geometric functions were (egads!) spelled out in a tidy list on the right side of the screen.
  • Microsoft Word 5, when the horizontal icon bars occupied a full half of the fixed-resolution monitor's screen. (Microsoft rationale, "If 15 icons are good, then 1500 must be GREAT!" is nowadays evident in the number of buttons on the typical Microsoft branded mouse.) ;-)

Okay. But yes, those two Disproportional MinFit and MaxFit Constraint icons are prime candidates for tooltips, if I ever saw one (er...three).


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