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Some websites use the TITLE tag to display relevant information in a tooltip popup when the cursor is on the relevant content.

Problem: The tooltip disappears after a few seconds, and this is often not enough time to read the entire TITLE tag.

Question: How can I extend this timeout? Is there a setting in Firefox about:config that controls it?

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

This plugin should do the trick.

Also it's the alt property not the title tag.

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+1 for the plugin - that looks good. Also, for XKCD which I linked to, the ALT tag just has the comic's title (ironically), but the alternate punchline really is in the TITLE tag. – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Aug 16 '10 at 20:01
Marked as accepted - but others should note that Firefox 3.6 doesn't need this anymore because the behaviour has been fixed. – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Aug 21 '10 at 6:04

The plugin suggested by Daisetsu indicates that this behaviour has been deemed a bug which is solved in Firefox 3.6. So instead of installing the plugin, one could upgrade to Firefox 3.6 and have the same effect (with the added benefit of a newer browser).

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