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Subject: Re: [geda-user] Feature Request for GSCHEM
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On 4/26/2020 5:03 PM, Girvin Herr (gherrl AT fastmail DOT com) [via 
geda-user AT delorie DOT com] wrote:
> 
> On 4/26/20 9:21 AM, Roland Lutz wrote:
>> On Sun, 26 Apr 2020, gene glick (geneglick AT optonline DOT net) [via 
>> geda-user AT delorie DOT com] wrote:
>>> It would be really useful to have a pop-up info box on a schematic.
>>> OpenOffice Calc spreadsheets has this very feature. Hover the mouse
>>> over a cell, and up pops an info box.
>>
>> Do I understand correctly that you want to be able to add notes to a 
>> schematic which are not visible in the editor window and in the 
>> printout but which can be viewed in some other way?
>>
>> You can always add a custom invisible attribute to a component (e.g., 
>> comment=) and view it in the attribute editor.  Would it solve your 
>> problem if the value of this attribute was displayed in a tooltip?
>>
> Might I suggest this "feature", if added, be able to be turned off in 
> "Options" as an option?! I find such popup tips annoying when I don't 
> need them, which is most time. They too often pop up over something I 
> want to see.

Yes, please.  I have nothing against this suggested feature as long as 
it can be turned off, preferably while gschem is running so a user could 
easily toggle it on/off.  I'm likely to keep it off ;)

-Dan


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