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Mouse follow tooltip on rollover

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Can someone help me with this? I want it so when you roll over #box the tooltip (or ball in this case) appears and follows the mouse. When you roll out of #box the tooltip will fade away.


This is where I am so far:


See the Pen IguFo by hrk (@hrk) on CodePen


Any ideas on how to do this?


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It appears #box is the tooltip and #button is the thing you want to rollover to trigger the tooltip, correct?


You can just add mouseenter and mouseleave events to #button that hide or show the #box.


The problem is that the #box will sit on top of #button when the mouse is over #button, and that triggers a mouseleave on the #button. There is a little css that you can put on #box that helps get around this




see example here:

See the Pen 38079ce0aa948201258cf16381b0073f by GreenSock (@GreenSock) on CodePen


You could also offset the #box x and y values so that the tooltip is never directly layered between the mouse and the #button.

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Hi, thanks great thanks. I'll move the tooltip so the mouse never goes over it so i can use the pointer icon.



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If your tooltip is not directly under the mouse that would work best.


While pointer-events is very useful, it has no effect on any version of Internet Explorer. http://caniuse.com/pointer-events.

http://www.vinylfox.com/forwarding-mouse-events-through-layers/ offers a solution that would also work on IE.

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Thanks Jamie. I appreciate the tip!

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