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ICEfaces 1.8 by Rainer Eschen

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Tooltip

Tooltips were invented when desktop applications got toolbars full of icons. The icons should help us to use important functions in an application faster. But the icon images were seldom intuitive enough to recognize what function could be found behind an icon. So, the interface designers gave every icon a tooltip that described their functionality.

These days, the users are familiar with a set of icons so that the use of tooltips may only be necessary when they learn a new program. But if you study what images are used for what functionality, these days you rarely find a correlation that lets you stand up and say: "Yeah, that is really intuitive". The magnifying glass icon is a good example for this. Users had to learn that it is used ...

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