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  • There's one thing that has always impressed me about WoWHead: their tool-tips. I had noticed the other day that on my home-wiki, we had the tool tip extension activated -, but when I went in to test it out, I found its parameters to be lacking in nearly every aspect. Not only is the extension only able to load up text chunks, with images/etc. being out of the question, but the text also loads up under the cursor, which slightly defeats the purpose of having a tool tip in the first place.

    So I was wondering if anyone in this wonderful community would be able to help me out with customizing this extension for my wiki? Because here is what I'm looking for:

    • The ability for tool-tips to at least be able to load up images, as well as accepting wiki-code. (Not sure if this is the case or not. I'll be playing around with this extension some more as I wait for a response.)
    • Having a more pronounced border around the information loaded, which can easily be customized to fit in with the wiki background.
    • Parameters that would determine whether the tool tips load up under or above the cursor. (I'm personally looking for above)
    • I would like to have it where the tool-tip remains up, so long as the cursor is hovering over the original text, or within the respective tool-tip. Right now, even if the cursor goes into the tool-tip, the tool-tip will disappear again, making it unable to take advantage of links.

    Any help really would be appreciated, as I feel this is an extension that can truly benefit my wiki if implemented properly and professionally. P.S. - I have sent this question to the Wikia Staff, as well. Please do not reply here just to tell me to do that, instead. It always seems like there's one person who makes the assumption that I haven't.

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    • What you linked to isn't an extension, it's just part of HTML. What you see on WoWHead is most likely done with JavaScript, though I don't know where to find the code for it on that site. One of these extensions may do what you want, but I'm not familiar with any of them. If you know of any Wikia wikis that do something like that, you could ask them what they use.

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    • Bobogoobo wrote:
      What you linked to isn't an extension, it's just part of HTML. What you see on WoWHead is most likely done with JavaScript, though I don't know where to find the code for it on that site. One of these extensions may do what you want, but I'm not familiar with any of them. If you know of any Wikia wikis that do something like that, you could ask them what they use.

      My apologies. There was an extension page I was looking at, as well, but I figured linking to Wikia instead of Wikipedia would be more appropriate. Yeah, I figured it would be Java-reliant, but haven't found any wikis that utilize anything similar to what WoWHead does. 

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    • I think you are talking about the navigation popups. For that in MediaWiki:Common.js:

      mw.loader.load('//en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Lupin/popups.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');
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    • UltimateSupreme wrote:
      I think you are talking about the navigation popups. For that in MediaWiki:Common.js:
      mw.loader.load('//en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Lupin/popups.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');

      I thank you for your help - that looks exactly like what I've been looking for. And it seems that the FF Wiki has a very nice variation, so I'll have to see about asking them for help to get the look right for my wiki.

      For now, just in-case this isn't what I'm looking for, I'll keep this topic open and I'll still be happy to hear others' ideas.

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