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A jQuery tooltip plugin for clean and simple tooltips. Also supports mousestop event which more closely simulates the way the browser tooltips work by only appearing when a user actually pauses over an element.

Related Plugins

  • wHumanMsg - Simple user prompting.
  • wModal - Clean looking and easy to use modals.


Available options with notes, the values here are the defaults.

    position    : 'default',    // should the tooltip follow the mouse [default,mouse]
    timeToStop  : null,         // only works with position default - the time mouse has to stop before triggering display of tooltip
    theme       : 'cream',      // allow custom with #FFAACC
    opacity     : 0.8,          // opacity level
    title       : null,         // manually set title
    fadeIn      : 0,            // time before tooltip appears in milliseconds
    fadeOut     : 0,            // time before tooltip fades in milliseconds
    delayIn     : 0,            // time before tooltip displays in milliseconds
    delayOut    : 0,            // time before tooltip begins to dissapear in milliseconds
    width       : null,         // define a set width for the tooltip
    height      : null,         // define a set height for the tooltip
    offsetX     : 8,            // x offset of mouse position
    offsetY     : 9,            // y offset of mouse position
    html        : true          // title is inserted as HTML rather than text


Include plugin files and init:

<script type="text/javascript" src="./wTooltip.js"></script>
<link rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./wTooltip.css" />

<script type="text/javascript">
        timeToStop: 2000,
        theme: "blue"


You can toggle the tooltips dispaly html as plain text.




MIT licensed

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