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When the cursor is positioned inside a new context, a tooltip will be shown for a couple of seconds displaying the position of the cursor relative to the context of the current element.

Here are some of the common situations that can be encountered:

  • Before first block - The cursor is positioned before the first block child of the current node.

  • Between two block elements - The cursor is positioned between two block elements.

  • After last block - The cursor is positioned after the last block element child of the current node.

  • Inside a node - The cursor is positioned inside a node.

  • Before an inline element - The cursor is positioned inside an element, before a child inline element.

  • Between two inline elements - The cursor is positioned between two inline elements.

  • After an inline element - The cursor is positioned inside an element, after an child inline element.

The nodes in these cases are displayed in the tooltip window using the element names.

To deactivate this feature, open the Preferences dialog box (Options > Preferences), go to Author > Cursor Navigation, and deselect the Show cursor position tooltip option. Even if this option is deselected, you can still display the position tooltip by pressing Shift+F2.

Note: The position information tooltip is not displayed if Full Tags with Attributes or Full Tags is selected in the Tags display mode drop-down menu.

Location Tooltip

When editing XML documents in a visual environment, you might find it difficult to position the cursor between certain tags that do not have a visual representation. To counterbalance this, Oxygen XML Editor displays a transparent preview of the position information, called the Location Tooltip:

Figure: Location Tooltip

Oxygen XML Editor displays a Location Tooltip when the following conditions are met:
  • You are editing the document in one of the following tags display modes: Inline Tags, Partial Tags, No Tags.
  • The mouse pointer is moved between block elements.

To activate or deactivate this feature, use the Show location tooltip on mouse move option in the Cursor Navigation preferences page.