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#1 Evan Gross

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 12:33 AM

Sure, help tags (aka tool tips) are a pretty basic thing that most OS X applications should provide, but are often easy to overlook (or not a whole lot of help).

Spell Catcher X makes additional effort in certain areas to context-sensitive help tags as well.

Hover the mouse over a disabled Learn or Shorthand button (for instance) to see a brief explanation of [i]why[/] the button is disabled. Hover over an enabled Learn or Shorthand button and you'll see the exact word (or abbreviation -> expansion) that will be added, and which reference document it will be added to.

Buttons like "Check All" and "Check Paragraphs" in the Check Selection window show additional power-user-type information as well, like what happens when you option-click the button.