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Provide a tooltip for Recent Project entries to see project path

If there are multiple projects with the same name listed in the Recent Projects list, there's no way to determine which is which:

 

recent_project_tooltip.png

 

The idea is to display a tooltip showing the full path of the project when hovering over an entry.

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Knight of NI

There is a tool tip in the list on the Getting Started Window.  But I can't say I have ever seen a tool tip for a menu item in any application.


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Knight of NI

Yes, the Getting Started Window ( menu, edit, show GSW) has that!  Any text editor  can open your LabVIEW.INI. 

 

But, why do you have multiple projects with the same name?  SCC.

Trusted Enthusiast

>But, why do you have multiple projects with the same name?  SCC.

 

Comparing branches\revisions simultaneously. Doesn't happen that often, but it happens.

Member

> But I can't say I have ever seen a tool tip for a menu item in any application.

I've seen it in Inkscape, which is the inspiration for this idea:

recent_project_inkscape.png

 

> Comparing branches\revisions simultaneously. Doesn't happen that often, but it happens.

This was my use case. I had also saved the project for a previous version, which was then opened for a quick sanity check. This led to three visually identical project listings in Recent Projects.

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I'll kudo it.

 

But if it is implemented, I want it for "Recent files" too.

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I think it will appear in the "Recent files" menu more often, as I often edit VIs with the same name, for instance when implementing a method in all children of a class. Then the VI name doesn't mean anything, without the class name. And the class name will get replaced by "…".
Recent Files Tipstrip.png