Around a month ago, I had wrote about the “Popovers” branch of GTK and I had said that hopefully Popovers will arrive in GNOME 3.12. Today, thanks to the work of Carlos Garnacho, popovers are available for anyone to use them!
A Popover Menu
A Popover Tooltip
Editing Inputs With A Popover
Popovers are of course theme-able: GtkPopovers are menu alike widgets that are shown pointing to a definite area. Entries and textviews define some of those that act as OSD for certain touch operations. GNOME 3.12 code freeze is in less than a month, and don’t expect a heavy use of Popovers in upcoming GNOME.
Check on Matthias Clasen post to learn more; he also demonstrates the Touch Selections.
Just Another Good Day for GTK!