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Tooltip[expr, label]
displays label as a tooltip while the mouse pointer is in the area where expr is displayed.
  • Tooltip can be used with graphics or any other expression.
  • Tooltip objects can appear within graphics.
  • The following options can be given:
ActionDelay0how long to delay before displaying the tooltip
BackgroundNonebackground color for the tooltip
BaseStyle{}base style specifications for the tooltip
LabelStyle{}style specifications for the tooltip
  • With the default setting ActionDelay->0, the tooltip is displayed immediately.
  • ActionDelay->t makes there be a delay of t seconds before the tooltip is displayed.
  • Tooltip can be used to specify tooltips for curves and points in functions like Plot and ListPlot.
  • The settings for BaseStyle and LabelStyle are appended to the default styles typically given by the "Tooltip" and "TooltipLabel" styles in the current stylesheet.
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