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Allow clickable tooltips

It would be good if you could hover a point on the graph and then click on the tooltip that appears so that you could redirect the user to a relevant page (e.g. a news article).

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  • Phani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    http://jsfiddle.net/SeCAB/45/ . I am using this jsfiddle and it works fine. My question is how can I hide the tooltip when hover over to a data point. I tried to do this "tooltip: {useHTML: true, enabled:false}". But when I click on the data point I am able to see this exception in browser console "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'label' of undefined". Please let me know how to fix this issue.

  • Brian McIlwain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with donnieT. What if you have multiple links/buttons in the tooltip- like a link/button to edit the data shown by the point as well as delete the point entirly? This to me seems like a very nice solution- simply have an option to allow the tooltip to NOT refresh as long as the user's cursor is within an existing tooltip- this wouldn't be that difficult since highcharts knows exactly where the borders of the tooltip are already.

  • Wes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd love to see clickable flags that stay clicked open. I know this is slightly different than what's being asked here, but it's on the same path so I thought I'd ask. Any one have an idea as to how to do this?

  • Nerzhul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature would be most useful with pie chart tooltips. The tooltip often gets in the way and you are unable to click/select a pie slice.

  • Peter Heijnen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would give room for extra information, like western rules. The rules attempt to distinguish unnatural patterns from natural patterns based on several criteria. When these criteria are met, it adds a signal to the point.

    For example: Give a signal when seven consecutive points falling above the average line

  • donnieT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Right now you are able to add links to tooltips, but depending on your graph it may be very difficult, or impossible, for the user to enter the tooltip with the cursor as the movement will trigger a new tooltip. Fixing this item would really improve the usability of tooltips.

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