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balloon help

On-screen help that is displayed when the mouse is moved over an icon, file name or other object (and not clicked). The word balloon in the term name comes from cartoon-style dialogs, but most balloon help shows its text in a rectangle. The help may provide a definition or show the object's properties such as location or content. See speech balloon.

Image Characteristics
When the mouse is moved over an image name in this Open Files list, the balloon help shows what the file contains.

speech balloon

A graphic element taken from comic books that is widely used to convey messages in all forms of publications, including websites. The balloon is a bubble filled with text that points to a person or human-like object. Also called "speech bubbles," "voice bubbles," "word balloons" and "text balloons."

Speech Bubbles
If the text is meant to be silent, the bubble's pointer consists of smaller bubbles. Loud screams and shouts are exaggerated with jagged edges.

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