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# Help:Tooltips

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Tooltips are simple hover effects you can use to provide extra information to readers when they hover over certain elements on a page, such as text.

## Step by step Edit

In order to make a basic tooltip all you will have to do is surround the text you wish to have a tooltip with div or span tags containing the parameter title="text goes here!", like this:

`<span title="This is a tool-tip!">Mouse-over me to see the tool-tip!</span>`

or

`<div title="This is a tool-tip!">Mouse-over me to see the tool-tip!</div>`

To produce this (using the span tag):

Mouse-over me to see the tool-tip!

You can also change the way the cursor looks when hovering over the same text or any other text by adding style="cursor:<cursor-style>;". For example:

1. style="cursor:help;" will produce this:
Mouse-over me to see the 'help' cursor.
2. style="cursor:pointer;" will produce this:
Mouse-over me to see the 'pointer' cursor.