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Microsoft has been an active contributor to the Chromium rendering engine now being used by both Google Chrome and the new Edge browser, amongst many others.
In their latest commit they propose a change to tooltips to make then blend in better when your PC is in Dark Mode.
The native Windows tooltip doesn’t support dark theme and it has some accessibility issues with the text scaling settings. By using the aura tooltips we can solve both of these problems together.
An example of the improved tooltips is presented above.
Microsoft also notes:
Included in this change is an increase to the maximum width of tooltips from 400px to 800px in order to better match the native tooltip and avoid some of the early truncation issues described by https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=292738 (which ChromeOS currently suffers from). On Windows transparency will not be allowed because it doesn’t meet accessibility requirements. This change also adds a border when transparency is not allowed.
The Aura tooltips are already in use on Windows, and would presumably bring more consistency to the browsing experience when using that platform.
What do our readers think of the new look tooltips? Let us know below.
Via Reddit, thanks to Leo Varel for the tip.