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Twipsy tooltip with an unreachable link inside #572

avirambm opened this Issue Nov 6, 2011 · 6 comments


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avirambm commented Nov 6, 2011

I'm trying to use Twipsy as a hovering tooltip with a link inside the tooltip.

The problem is that when the mouse cursor leaves the element then the tooltip disappears and users can't reach the link inside the tooltip (take a look at the Demo (http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/javascript.html#twipsy) and see that you can't put your mouse cursor on the twipsy black bubble as it disappear).

Please advise.


avirambm commented Nov 6, 2011

That's not a solution but rather a bad hack, because if there is another twipsy element next to it then two tooltips may be visible at the same time, and one may cover the other.


fat commented Nov 6, 2011

There isn't a way to do this. Our tooltips weren't designed to have interactive content.

If you did want this, your best bet would be to roll a custom solution which houses the tooltip within the element which is being hovered, so that the mouseout event isn't fired.

@fat fat closed this Nov 6, 2011

avirambm commented Nov 6, 2011

Oh, too bad. Thanks for the answer Jacob.

jescalan commented Jan 3, 2012

Although Jacob is most certainly correct that it's a better idea to roll your own in this instance, I posted a hacky way to solve this issue on stack overflow.


fat commented Jan 3, 2012

Oh, actually in 2.0 you can do placement: "inside top" and it will insert the tipsy inside the element being hovered. You'll have to do some work with css from there to make sure it doesn't inherit styles, etc. Not sure if this will actually make it into the final 2.0 release.

daveobriencouk pushed a commit to egocreative/bootstrap that referenced this issue Nov 18, 2012

Merge pull request #572 from adeelejaz/upstream
Prompt IE 6 users to install Chrome Frame. #495

DocX pushed a commit to DocX/bootstrap that referenced this issue Sep 16, 2014

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