i have an issue with tooltips. they are nice to have but they tend to get more in the way than be useful. mostly because they are useful the first few times. after this, they just tend to get in the way.
1: open the "run" tab on my laptop. the "close button" is hidden under the "more" button at the bottom (looks like two arrows). so i mouseover to the "more" button, which now turns into the "close" button and also the ? sign for help next to it. now, the "close" button (the X) is right under the mouse. almost immediately the tooltip pops up, blocking the whole "close" button. result? impossible to close the tab unless i move the mouse away, wait for the tooltip to hide, race for it to hit the button before the tooltips pops up. yes, i have set the maximum tooltip delay allowed in the preferences. -> user vs ide race condition
2: i have enough editor tabs open to have them in two rows. i am editing something and my mouse cursor is in the editor. i now want to change tab. i start moving my mouse up towards the tab. the tab of interest is on the top row of the two tab rows. i move too slowly or stop just briefly on the tab below the one i am targeting. a tooltip opens on top of that tab, blocking the one on top of it. result: impossible to select the tab of interest. i again have to move away, then run for the tab before tooltips block it. -> user vs ide race condition
suggestion: give much higher option for maximum tooltip delay, or make the tooltip go away once you click on it. right now clicking on it just selects the text. might be nice if you need to google it, but most of the time i just need to get rid of it.