Support » Alpha/Beta/RC » Responsive preview icons in Customizer need tooltips

  • The new icons at the bottom of the Customizer for toggling the preview window of your site really need tooltips to indicate what they’re for.

    Just like the tooltips on the Visual Editor icons, other icons in the Dashboard should have tooltips as well. As leading usability expert Jakob Nielsen explains;

    A user’s understanding of an icon is based on previous experience. Due to the absence of a standard usage for most icons, text labels are necessary to communicate the meaning and reduce ambiguity.

    https://www.nngroup.com/articles/icon-usability/

    Even the Google Design Guidelines recommend tooltips for icons
    https://www.google.com/design/spec/components/tooltips.html#

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  • Moderator Marius L. J.

    (@clorith)

    Hiya,

    Currently we’re quite late in the RC period, and release is scheduled for next week if everything goes as planned. As such we’re about to hit string freeze, and code freeze with the exception of blockers/regressions are in effect already.

    I’d suggest making a Trac ticket for this, as it would need to be an enhancement most likely slated for either a 4.5.1 release, or 4.6.

    Thanks. I’ve just raised a trac ticket for this
    https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/36447#ticket

    Moderator Marius L. J.

    (@clorith)

    Excellent!

    We mark threads that have an associated Trac ticket as resolved so that we know which topics still need to be monitored here on the forums, as such I’ll be marking this one as resolved now, thank you for the ticket.

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