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Identifying Smileys

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Identifying Smileys

I hope this is the right place to post my query.
At home on my Windows XP desktop when I hover over  the smileys when composing a post I get a little message telling me what the smiley is, i.e.grin,angry etc.
On my laptop using Vista this doesn't happen. I simply get a small blank box.
Is there a setting that switches this facility on?  Undecided
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Identifying Smileys

my netbook Win 7 gives the smiley name when selecting above the compose window, but not with ones in a recieved message
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Re: Identifying Smileys

I'm sure one of the computer experts on here will know the answer Smiley
pierre_pierre
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Re: Identifying Smileys

if I right click on the smiley, I get this info with view image info for your last one
http://community.plus.net/forum/Smileys/plusnet/smiley.gif
  Cool
and mine shows as
http://community.plus.net/forum/Smileys/plusnet/cool.gif
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Re: Identifying Smileys

Does this one give a tool tip when you hover over it?  Grin
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Re: Identifying Smileys

it does in chrome..

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Re: Identifying Smileys

[me=jelv]suspects that someone hasn't looked at how he composed the post! Cheesy[/me]
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[me=dvorak]knows someone is tired Wink[/me]

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Re: Identifying Smileys

Quote from: jelv
Does this one give a tool tip when you hover over it?  Grin

No, sorry it doesn't. 
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Re: Identifying Smileys

Odd! Which browser are you using?
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Re: Identifying Smileys

Using FF 3.6.22, This is the same as I'm using on the desktop.  Only difference is that the laptop is Vista and the desktop is XP.
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Re: Identifying Smileys

Hi artmo,
Been doing a bit of googling. I suspect this problem is caused by a profile setting. I'm using FF 6.0.2 (on Vista) so not sure if this works on FF 3.6 but…
If I open a new tab and type about:config in the address box, press enter and promise to be careful I get a list of preferences. Highlighted ones are those which the user has set.
One of the preferences is browser.chrome.toolbar_tips where I have the default setting, which is true and tool-tips work. Is yours user set and false? If it is, right-click the line and select toggle which should change it to true. There doesn't appear to be an "OK" button at the bottom of the page so I assume either the change takes place immediately, or perhaps next time FF is started. Hopefully tool-tips will then appear.
Fingers crossed Tongue
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Re: Identifying Smileys

Win 7 labels some smilies but not others for some reason. Both Cheesy grins OK but no others used in these posts!
C.  Huh
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spraxyt, thanks for your reply. Followed your instructions and it was already showing true.  I unchecked it and then rechecked it to true in case but no luck. It is showing default - boolean - true. This seems an odd one.  When I hover over an icon all I get is a small blank box.
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Re: Identifying Smileys

Quote from: colintivy
Win 7 labels some smilies but not others for some reason. Both Cheesy grins OK but no others used in these posts!
C.   Huh

Colin - Jelv is playing with us Smiley
Artmo is reviewing to the icons that you see when you are previewing your post, not the ones in this thread.