Bug 35673 - Web Inspector: poor usability of a single-line Popover
Summary: Web Inspector: poor usability of a single-line Popover
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Web Inspector (Deprecated) (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: All All
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
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Blocks: 116924
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Reported: 2010-03-03 04:55 PST by Alexander Pavlov (apavlov)
Modified: 2014-12-10 22:51 PST (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Alexander Pavlov (apavlov) 2010-03-03 04:55:00 PST
In a popover that contains a single line of text, the usable message area ("content") height is twice as smaller as the entire popover height (yellow area), which makes it extremely hard to mouse-over, in order to leave the popover visible until mouse-out.
A user is also misled into thinking they are going to hit the popover, since the mouse pointer is rested over the yellow-colored area which visually pertains to the popover content, but in fact it is not.
Comment 1 Timothy Hatcher 2010-03-03 05:23:42 PST
I can look at this, I have a version of the popover that works well as a single line.
Comment 2 Pavel Feldman 2010-03-03 05:45:45 PST
(In reply to comment #1)
> I can look at this, I have a version of the popover that works well as a single
> line.

Bug description is misleading. Problem is that when user is moving mouse from evaluated expression to a popover, he needs to reach popover content in order to prevent popover from disappearing. Now in case of text, popover content is a span and it does not occupy entire popover area horizontally. As a result, user reaches what he thinks is a popover, but popover still disappears.

Furthermore, guys here claim that popover border is not considered a part of popover...
Comment 3 Timothy Hatcher 2010-03-03 05:51:04 PST
Right, the popover border is not considered a part of popover, since the shadow would be considered too.

That could be fixed too with another positioned element used for hit testing.