#819 SciTE negative coordinates

Feature_Request
closed-fixed
Neil Hodgson
SciTE (623)
3
2011-11-01
2009-07-08
Anonymous
No

I would like to request that the ToolTip feature in SciTE support negative screen coordinates.
Usually when typing anything, a tooltip will pop up (right next to your cursor) with suggested functions/variables or show you the parameters of the given function. (Awesome feature btw!! )

If you have multiple monitors, this tooltip only shows up next to your cursor IF you are working in positive screen coordinates.

E.g: I have 4 displays, my primary monitor is my bottom right display in Windows (4 monitors in a square configuration). Screen coordinate (0,0) is the upper left hand corner of my primary display. All of my other monitors have some negative component when talking about screen coordinates. So my display Above my primary monitor has it's upper left hand coordinate as (0,-1024). When I have SciTE open on this monitor, all ToolTip help will display on my primary monitor instead of displaying next to my cursor (like normal). I would really appreciate any consideration on this. Thanks!

Discussion

  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2009-07-09

    The other thing you need to ensure is that the tooltip is visible so there does need to be code that moves the tooltip on-screen. This is made more complex by having multiple screens which may create a complex shape - often using a laptop with a desktop monitor will produce an 'L' shaped desktop due to the differing heights of the screens.

    Its unlikely I'll work on this in the near future.

     
  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2009-07-09

    • priority: 5 --> 3
    • assigned_to: nobody --> nyamatongwe
    • status: open --> open-accepted
     
  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2010-07-30

    • status: open-accepted --> open-fixed
     
  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2011-11-01

    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed