1) Nostalgia. Reminds me of my days browsing with Internet Explorer when I was a kid. :)
2) I'm now learning to be a web developer and so I know the importance of adding alt tags to images. This feature gives me a higher awareness of how sites are coded while I'm browsing, and lets me easily see how the alt tag is being used around the net.
I'm glad this feature doesn't come built in to Firefox or other modern browsers because I know back when this feature was in IE and IE was popular, the alt tag was horribly misused for its popup qualities and its actual purpose was neglected. It's much better to have this as an add-on. I love it already.
Using the extension Popup Alt Extension truncates the text when it long and overruns the image.
This is the same way the Title Tag works, but is not very helpful if you have multiple smaller images next to each other.
The extension FeatureFix works like expected when converting alt tags in Firefox so they work like IE. The behavior is not default and you have to set it, but it works and long text is fully displayed.
At last! I don't know why I didn't look for this before but I'm glad I've found it. Not being able to see ALT text is the one frustrating thing about FireFox, at the risk of looking like you are following Microsoft why don't you guys just build it in to the product in the first place?
refer to Gertjan review: I agree to his review, I've downloaded this add-on which resolve my FF problem of not show alternative text of icon images in web pages. I think this property must be by default in FF.
Regardless of whether this add-on SHOULD be needed or not is a moot point. It is needed, as there are still sites out there that do not use title text but rather alt text. In my case this is an indispensable tool for checking team form on the English Premier League website, which uses alt not title text. Would incorporation be a problem? It's a tiny bit of script, non?
This function should not need an add-on. It should be incorporated in Firefox itself (as it is in MSIE). On my own website the alt text pop-up plays a crucial role in informing the visitor about navigation through my pages. Most Firefox users are probably not aware of the fact that they need this add-on. Thus they are handicapped in viewing my website.
This addon does SOMETHING at all. try websites that use 'alt' attribute popup, not 'title' attribute.
for example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt_attribute
you can't see popup text over picture without this addon (in firefox). although it displays naturally in IE.
most websites doesn't use 'alt' attribute nowadays. nevertheless, this addon can be very useful sometimes. I think this is one of essential addon, if you don't want miss something that others can't miss.
This add-on is no longer necessary or relevant. I first installed it about a year and a half ago because, under the Firefox update that had just recently been released, long pop-up text was cut off using ellipses. The problem in Firefox has now been fixed, rendering this add-on futile.