Is there an option to disable this little popup window? It rarely provides any valuable information, but often hides the next few features/components in the tree.
I'm using SW2015.
If you notice, this tooltip has more information than just the filename, which is how it shows when the name is truncated (as others have suggested). The tooltip is showing the read-only state of the file and who else might be using it. This tooltip is turned on by the setting Tools, Options, System Options, External References, Open reference documents with read-only access. If you turn that off, the tooltip will not appear. However, you probably don't want to turn that behavior off just to get rid of the tooltip. I think one issue that is causing it to be annoying is that unlike most tooltips, this tooltip displays without any delay. If it had the delay, I don't think you'd really care if it displayed or not. So, I've submitted SPR# 981579 indicating that it should have the delay. I've also asked in the SPR, that if possible, the tooltip be pushed to the right of the tree so it doesn't overlap the text at all, but that might not be possible as Microsoft may control that behavior. Please contact your reseller with that SPR# and they can link your service request to the SPR which will add you to receive notification when it is fixed and also add a "hit" to it to help elevate the priority.
may be a little bit funny workaround --> expand the FMDT to the right up to the point the whole name of the feature can be seen, then the popup does not show up
As you can see, I've expanded the width of the tree to double the longest entry and the popups still persist.
hover slower - its still there.
I'm just wondering if it bothers you or any reason you want to turn it off?
Don't know why some features are my favor but other just don't like them at all
The reason I'm asking because of being afraid SW might take it seriously and remove some of them one day
if there are some I don't like so I wrote a simple macro so I have option to turn them on/off
Here is an example - I'm using 3D mouse along with SW and the dynamic highlight keeps turn off for no reason so I wrote a macro to turn it on (just click away ) instead of go to system options, display and turn it on
I don't think you need to worry about losing a feature you like. Most software companies add a setting to allow features to be disabled/enabled to suit the user.
I mentioned the reason I want to disable it. It hides the items in the tree directly beneath the popup balloon. BTW, dynamic highlight is not the same thing (Edit - nevermind, I see that is just an example).
Do you use a space ball from 3D connection? they are known for deactivating this Options.
I do use a SpaceNavigator from 3DConnexion.
Yes, I have spacepilot (home) and spcacepilot pro (work)
yes, this is a known issue with no fix so far so I wrote a macro for it
Mine turned off. Just went looking and couldn't find the option to turn back on
The delay should be enough to prevent issues. I checked the behavior of my system (with a 3D mouse) with a co-workers system (without a 3D mouse) and they do behave differently. On mine, the workaround you suggest does not work. I have that setting already off (because we use EPDM, most reference files are not checked out and read-only anyway).
I wonder why the 3D mouse makes that much of a difference in behavior when that isn't even motion related.
Actually, it may have nothing to do with the 3D Mouse. Does the other user also have EPDM turned on? It may be that even with that option turned off, EPDM is using the same mechanism to display information about the state of the files. Is it possible for you to turn off EPDM temporarily and test to see if the problem goes away with some sample files locally? This will help me make sure that that SPR description is accurate.
You are correct. It does seem to be EPDM and not 3D mouse related. If the subcomponent part is checked out in EPDM (isn't read-only) it behaves as others have indicated. If the subcomponent is NOT checked out in EPDM (it is read-only) then it shows these popups differently.
The SW popup is immediate and in line and over the part it is about - which is fine. And it only shows when the information is truncated by the feature tree width.
The EPDM popup is immediate and takes up 2 lines and is not over the part it is about which masks other parts you may be looking for - this is what is annoying. Can you issue a request to change the EPDM balloon behavior?
This image shows the difference. Both main files are assemblies (checked out) and the subcomponent selected in each is a part the only difference is one part is checked out and the other is not.
This tooltip can occur without PDM also if, as I stated earlier, the option to open documents as read-only is turned on. So, I've updated the SPR so it also indicates that the problem occurs with PDM. The tooltip for truncated text is something completely different.
Again, I'd suggest contacting your reseller with the SPR# so it is tracked for you and so it gets an elevated priority.
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