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Pop-up idea summary

Like this one, but up-popping when I hover
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About HTML and suchlike I know nothing, so this may be unfeasible. But.

On many websites and in many applications, little help-messages or labels pop up when you hover over a button. (Apparently these are called "mouseovers", so I did learn something at the HB after all.)

I would like it if, when I hover over HB idea names on the "recent" lists (or other screens), the Summary of the idea popped up.

This would save me (sometimes) clicking on an obscure or ambiguous idea-name like "OBC" or "Electricity generation" simply to find out what it actually was.

If this were easy to implement, then great. If not, then my life will not be so bad without it.

MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 02 2007

Ah, here you go, the last time this was suggested Idea_20Summary_20ToolTips
[DrCurry, Jun 02 2007]

How to do tooltips in CSS. http://www.communit...ticle.cfm?cid=4E2C0
[jutta, Jun 03 2007]

Tooltips with JavaScript and CSS. http://www.dustindiaz.com/sweet-titles
Nicer timing behavior. [jutta, Jun 03 2007]

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       This has been proposed before.
DrCurry, Jun 02 2007
  

       Ah - I missed it in my cursory search. If you can point me to the previous idea, I'll gladly delete this one.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 02 2007
  

       Except I can't find it.
DrCurry, Jun 02 2007
  

       Aha. Maybe it would be easier to find if there were some kind of pop-up idea summary.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 02 2007
  

       In my very brief stab at HTML coding using notepad, I remember that those little pop-ups can only be arranged as alternative text for images, in case the browser cannot display them. See croissant, top left, for example.   

       But I'm willing and ready to be corrected.
Ling, Jun 02 2007
  

       Harumph, harumph, consider yourself corrected.   

       Maxwell, do you know that you could edit your default view to include subtitles out in the open?
jutta, Jun 03 2007
  

       //do you know that you could edit your default view// I had not the faintest idea that such a thing was possible. As is so often the case, I find that my needs have been, apparently, presatisfied.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 03 2007
  

       //Harumph, harumph, consider yourself corrected. //
Thanks for the correction: A useful trick.
Ling, Jun 03 2007
  
      
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