Show a filename tool tip (pop up) on tab mouse hover


Show a filename tool tip (pop up) on tab mouse hover.

Having multiple .pdfs opened makes the filenames to be clipped in the corresponding tabs on the title bar.

It would be nice to have a feature that hovering a mouse cursor over the specific tab shows a tool tip with a filename of the file that is opened in that particular tab.

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Not long till it’ll be the third anniversary of my requesting this:

Hopefully some day…


It’s a year later, is it possible to add this? It would be nice to see what the tabs say I imagine it shouldn’t be more difficult than copying the code that does it for the menu buttons and telling it to get the text from the tab title.


Of course it would be nice and of course it is possible. However as with lots of other niggling issues, the required code may or may not be that simple but the problem is that there seems to be no-one with the time or motivation to actually write it. The primary (and sole) dev is not that active anymore and outside contributions are few and far between. So really, there’s nothing to be done here except see the open bug reports and feature requests for this fine FOSS project multiply in number, which makes me a bit sad…


I think the code may have already been pencilled in (class TabItemInfo )
I think the issue is where to hook it into e.g. a tab or key related action


I see I’m not the only one who would like to see this feature added. I would like to ask for even more though. There are times when I’m juggling files in different directories with the same name. It would be very useful if the mouse over would provide not just the file name, but the full path.

What I have to do now is to use cntl-D to pop up a dialog which then has to be dismissed. A tab mouse over seems to be the perfect way to easily view the full path of each file.


This is the only feature that I repeatedly would like to have added to Sumatra.


need Tooltip with book titles


Been waiting patiently for many years now…


Many pdf files have titles that overflow the horizontal space on the tab. If you could hover the mouse and show the full title (and extension), that would be nice!


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As I have many tabs, I hope to have this feature