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ToolTips in the TextMate Project Drawer

Here is a really tiny plugin which just makes the project drawer display tooltips for long items:

The tooltip only displays if the item is truncated, so they don’t get in the way unnecessarily


Update: In Leopard, truncated items in lists are automatically given a nice tooltip with the full content – if you’ve upgraded and want to remove this plug-in so you don’t get 2 tooltips then you can just delete ~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/PlugIns/TooolTips.tmplugin and restart TextMate

4 Responses to “ToolTips in the TextMate Project Drawer”

  1. on 18 Oct 2007 at 10:28 pmJohanna Cherry

    Very useful! Loves it! You’re my hero too!!

  2. [...] Walsh has created ToolTips, a TextMate plugin that provides a tooltip for items in a TextMate project drawer that have had [...]

  3. on 03 Dec 2007 at 4:32 ammoshe weitzman

    Leopard does give a tooltip but it takes forever to display. Any pref to shorten that time?

  4. on 03 Dec 2007 at 10:28 amCiarán

    You could change the delay for all tooltips globally, by running this command:

    defaults write -g NSInitialToolTipDelay -int «delay in milliseconds»

    This will make all tooltips (not just the expansion ones) appear after the delay you gave. Alternatively you could set a delay just for TextMate by replacing -g with com.macromates.TextMate.

    defaults delete -g NSInitialToolTipDelay

    If you want to revert to the default value.

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