I hate tooltips, because they constantly pop up when I didn’t mean to get them to appear. When I am browsing something or working with Visual Studio, I am also moving mouse pointer around ready to click some link or inserting text cursor somewhere. It is highly frustrating to get many times tooltips that are even not necessary. Obviously I am supposed to stop moving the pointer or first navigating the pointer into some safe spot on the screen that does not open up small, big, nor huge tooltips, instant menus, nor commercials.
Links to additional material are handy. But when I am reading some text, I wouldn’t want to wait for the point of the text until I
- move mouse pointer over the link
- click the link
- wait the page to reload
- orientate for reading the new page.
- And then to move the pointer over back-button
- click the back-button
- wait the main post page to reload
- orientate for reading the main post again.
It would be much nicer to get the main ideas of the referenced posts repeated in short in the main post and have the additional links as references than to get only “I told you”.