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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 a 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 Author displays a transparent preview of the position information, called the Location Tooltip:

Figure 1. Location Tooltip
Oxygen XML Author 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.