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# Tooltip

 Tooltipdisplays 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:
 Background None background color for the tooltip BaseStyle {} base style specifications for expr LabelStyle {} style specifications for the tooltip TooltipDelay 0 how long to delay before displaying the tooltip
• With the default setting TooltipDelay, the tooltip is displayed immediately.
• TooltipDelay uses the standard delay set on your computer system.
• TooltipDelay->t creates 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 and styles in the current stylesheet.
Use a string as a tooltip for an expression:
Label every curve with a tooltip:
Specify the tooltip explicitly:
Use a string as a tooltip for an expression:
 Out[1]=

Label every curve with a tooltip:
 Out[1]=
Specify the tooltip explicitly:
 Out[2]=
 Scope   (5)
Use graphics or any other expression as a tooltip:
Label each expression with a tooltip:
Label each point with a tooltip:
Use tooltips for objects in graphics:
Use Dynamic to recompute the tooltip every time it is looked at:
 Options   (2)
Delay for a specified number of seconds before the tooltip appears:
Alter the style of the tooltip:
Use cell-level options to change the appearance of the entire tooltip:
 Applications   (4)
Make a table of polynomial factorizations, giving integer factorizations as tooltips:
Use a plot of the formula as the tooltip:
Make a grid of Lissajous curves with their formulas as tooltips
Use the formulas as tooltips for each surface:
Tooltip, Mouseover, and PopupWindow can all be used to display additional information:
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