Fixed Inconsistent p-navgroup-linkText tooltip for Inbox and Alerts


Well-known member
Affected version
2.2.0 RC2
For the PAGE_CONTAINER p-nav-opposite section, there's inconsistency in tooltip display;

Screen Shot 2020-09-23 at 17.45.53.png

Hover-over tooltip displays for;
  • Avatar - "{Username}"
  • Search (both icon and word) - "Search"
Hover-over tooltips do NOT display for;
  • {Username}
  • Conversations/Inbox icon
  • Alerts icon
For more inconsistency, if you add content to the phrases 'nav_inbox' and 'nav_alerts', then these words appear next to the icons and do NOT get hover-over tooltips, like Search does.

Screen Shot 2020-09-23 at 17.58.36.png

Arguably, the current situation is inverse to what it should be. The avatar and search (icon and word) do NOT need hover-off tooltips as they're self explanatory - the large majority of visitors know what these are for and do. Where as, the Conversation/Inbox and Alert icons are not self explanatory and should have hover-over tooltip explanations as most likely visitors new to forums and xF will not know what these are for and what they do.

Thus, I believe the bug is that hover-over tooltips are missing for Conversation/Inbox and Alerts.
For ultimate consistency, ensure that hover-over tooltips are in-place for all items within the p-nav-opposite section. Or logical consistency would imply that Conversation/Inbox and Alerts needs them, but Avatar/Username and Search do not need them.

XF Bug Bot

XenForo bug fixer bot
Staff member
Thank you for reporting this issue, it has now been resolved. We are aiming to include any changes that have been made in a future XF release (2.2.2).

Change log:
Apply explanation tooltips more consistently to the account header section.
There may be a delay before changes are rolled out to the XenForo Community.