Tooltips

Creates a tooltip which appears when the mouse is hovered over the meter.

Options

ToolTipTextRequired

Text to display. This option provides the content for the tooltip, and is required.

Values from MeasureName from the meter can be used with %1, %2 etc. as appropriate for various meter types:

  • String, Line, Image: %1, %2, %3, ...
  • Histogram: %1, %2
  • Others: %1

Notes:

To wrap the text on multiple lines, use the #CRLF# variable.

There are no text formatting options possible with ToolTipText. The font, colors and sizes are the ones built into the standard tooltip behavior in the Windows operating system.

On a String meter, numeric formatting options are forced to AutoScale=1, Scale=1, NumOfDecimals=0, Percentual=0 on the tooltip when values from the meter are used with %1, %2 etc. To have more control over numeric formatting, [SectionVariables] should be used instead. Be sure to use DynamicVariables=1 on the meter when section variables are used.

ToolTipTitle

Title of the tooltip. Only one line of text can be used.

ToolTipIcon

Specifies the icon to use for the tooltip. This can be the path to an .ico file, or one of the following preset icons:

  • Info
  • Warning
  • Error
  • Question
  • Shield

Note: ToolTipTitle must be specified to use ToolTipIcon.

ToolTipTypeDefault: 0

If set to 1, a balloon tooltip is displayed. Otherwise a normal tooltip is displayed.

ToolTipWidthDefault: 1000

Maximum width for the tooltip. When the width is reached, the text will automatically wrap.

Note: As a ToolTipTitle cannot be wrapped, do not set this width less than the length of the title, or there could be unexpected results.

ToolTipHiddenDefault: 0

If set to 1, the tooltip is not displayed.

Note: This option can also be used in the [Rainmeter] section to hide all tooltips in the skin.

Example

[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
[MeasureCPU]
Measure=CPU
[MeasureCPUSpeed]
Measure=Registry
RegHKey=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
RegKey=HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0
RegValue=~MHz
UpdateDivider=-1
[MeasureCPUName]
Measure=Registry
RegHKey=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
RegKey=HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0
RegValue=ProcessorNameString
UpdateDivider=-1
[MeasureCPUIdentifier]
Measure=Registry
RegHKey=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
RegKey=HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0
RegValue=Identifier
UpdateDivider=-1
[MeasureCPUText]
Meter=String
X=0
Y=0
FontFace=Segoe UI
FontColor=255,255,255,255
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
FontSize=12
StringStyle=Bold
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
Text="CPU Usage:"
ToolTipTitle=CPU Information
ToolTipType=1
ToolTipIcon=INFO
ToolTipText=[MeasureCPUName]#CRLF#[MeasureCPUIdentifier]#CRLF#Running at: [MeasureCPUSpeed] Mhz
DynamicVariables=1
[MeterCPU%]
MeasureName=MeasureCPU
Meter=String
X=140
Y=-2r
FontFace=Segoe UI
FontColor=255,255,255,255
FontSize=14
StringStyle=Bold
StringAlign=Right
AntiAlias=1
NumOfDecimals=0
Percentual=1
Text="%1%"

An example skin demontrating the Tooltip option.