Agreed. Can this be fixed in 6.9?
IMO we should either use words or symbols (as they are used in menus, toolbar tooltips, etc), but not the mixture. Or we can use words and for example in a tooltip show symbols.
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.
Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss