10.2. Tool Tips and Tool Prompts

A Tool Tip is a small box with text that may appear when you move the pointer over some component in the window and let it rest there for a moment. The Tool Tip text gives information about that component to help you know what it does. When you move the pointer, the Tool Tip box will disappear.

A Tool Prompt is text which appears in the Status Line at the bottom of the window when you move the pointer over some component in the window. As with a Tool Tip, the Tool Prompt text gives information about that component to help you know what it does. When you move the pointer, the Tool Prompt text will disappear and the previous contents of the Status Line will be restored.

Tool Tips are most commonly used in JRaceman on buttons and tabs. Tool Prompts are most commonly used in JRaceman on menus.