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Markus Krause

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Hiding the tooltips
« on: September 08, 2020, 01:22:26 PM »
There is a hidden function to hide the tooltips.

PC:
Place a file called IcarusTooltips.cfg in ....\Icarus_data\
Then restart the plugin.

Mac:
place a file called IcarusTooltips.cfg in Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Icarus_data/
Then restart the plugin/host.


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Re: Hiding the tooltips
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 09:05:22 AM »
Nothing happened on Windows 10. What tooltips do you mean? The red & blue value boxes?
They are still there.

Edit:
Got it! Thanks.
Is there a way to hide the value boxes as well?
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Re: Hiding the tooltips
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 08:21:24 PM »
You can hide these ones only in Saurus v2.6, since it is an 'analog synth'.
Hiding the red & blue value boxes in Icarus would make the synth difficult to use, since they contain essential info. It is also something that has not been requested so far.

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Re: Hiding the tooltips
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 08:25:22 PM »
Ok. No problem. I was just curious.

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Re: Hiding the tooltips
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2020, 11:42:37 AM »
Hi Markus,

This workaround didn't work for me either. I'm on a Mac.
Sent you an email about it.

I think it's a sensible feature to be able to hide tool tip boxes from the setting page, since after a few hours you learn what each knob does and the labels become quite redundant.

The tool-tips box can also get in the way of actually grabbing hold of the knobs using a mouse.

Also if you are like me using a larger mouse pointer because of limited eyesight, then the mouse pointer is often hiding the values displayed by the tool-tips box.

The numeric values of  the knob change could be displayed without a box or parameter label, hopefully above not below the knob so the mouse pointer doesn't hide it.

Thank you.