< KDE Visual Design Group | HIG | SOU Workspace Note This page is outdated, please refer to [https://hig.kde.org/] Sometimes additional Information has to be given to the user to allow him/her to correctly use a widget/form/dialog or to warn of possibly harmful settings. Guidelines There are three ways to provide additional information in KDE4: Additional Text directly on the interface Tooltips The "What's this?"-Function (?-Icon) Additional UI-Text Use this method if most users are likely to need the information to correctly use a widget or a whole dialog/form the window in which it is displayed is not used regularly or if the user has to be warned of potentially harmful actions before using the widget If the note/instruction concerns the entire dialog or form, place it below it's title with at least one text-height of space above and below it. Display an information/warning-icon before the text If the note/instruction concerns a group of widgets, place it at the top of the group, but inside it's frame If the note/instruction concerns a single widget, place it above the widget. Place it closer to the widget concerned than to the one above to make the connection clear Supplemental information (in this case a warning) given on a group of options Tooltips Use this method if many users need the information, but only the first time they are using the dialog/form Users are unlikely to be hovering the cursor over the widget unless they are looking for additional information The description can be short (no more then 25 words) The "What's this?"-Function Use this method if only few users are likely to need the information or if users are likely to often hover the cursor over a widget, thus making tooltips annoying the description would be too long for a tooltip Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG/SOU_Workspace/Supplemental_Information&oldid=82809" This page was last edited on 5 February 2019, at 18:23. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.