Toolbar button tooltip doesn't seem to be up to date

Hi there.

I've got a button on one of my toolbars for which the tooltip text is mostly different from what it should be. This is the button:

<?xml version="1.0"?> <button backcol="none" display="icon" icon_size="large" label_pos="bottom" separate="yes" textcol="none" type="three_button"> <label>Dropbox Folder</label> <icon1>E:\Users\Neil\Pictures\Icons\Apps\DropBox-32.png,0</icon1> <function type="normal"> <instruction>Go e:\Users\Neil\Dropbox\Open_University\</instruction> </function> <button backcol="none" display="icon" icon_size="large" label_pos="bottom" textcol="none"> <label>Dropbox Folder</label> <icon1>E:\Users\Neil\Pictures\Icons\Apps\DropBox-32.png,0</icon1> <function type="normal"> <instruction>Go e:\Users\Neil\Dropbox</instruction> </function> </button> <button backcol="none" display="icon" icon_size="large" label_pos="bottom" textcol="none"> <label>OU Folder</label> <icon1>E:\Users\Neil\Pictures\Icons\Apps\DropBox-32.png,0</icon1> <function type="normal"> <instruction>Go e:\Users\Neil\Dropbox\Open_University\</instruction> </function> </button> </button>
I've attached a screenshot of the mouseover tooltip that appears. As you can see from the button code, there are no tooltips defined, and yet I get old text (specifically all that default Dropbox text and the creation date of the folder) appearing when I mouse over.

If I put some tip text into the left/right buttons, then it is displayed as expected, but when I clear it out again, the old text reappears. It persists after I close and reopen Opus, too. As far as I'm aware, this is the only button that's affected in this way.

Does Opus have a cache for this type of text? If so, how do I clear it? If not, then does anyone know why this text is appearing?


It is not cached, but generated automatically.

Buttons which run the Go command will show tooltips about the folders they go to automatically, if no tooltip is explicitly defined.

That makes sense, but if I look at the actual folder, I can't see that text anywhere in the properties. It doesn't appear as part of the folder's tooltip, but it looks like that tip's intended to show different information anyway.

A little more thought and testing and I see that the "date created" stuff is the default tooltip for folders which have no other tooltip. I thought that the LMB's text could perhaps be coming from the Dropbox icon, but I'm using a .png file for that, which I think I created manually from a source other than the standard icon, so that seems unlikely. I looked at the Dropbox .exe file, which seems to contain the default icons too, and still don't see that text anywhere obvious to me.

If you want something else to appear there, just put it into the tooltip field for the appropriate button and it will override the automatically generated text.

Yeah, I'm aware and have done it in this case, just wasn't sure if it was something odd I'd done or a bug somewhere.

Don't worry; it's not a bug or anything you did wrong. It's an automatic feature for buttons which go to folders and don't have explicit tooltips defined.