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Re: Tooltip ans Sound - 2nd posting

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  • Subject: [mg93381] Re: Tooltip ans Sound - 2nd posting
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 04:56:08 -0500 (EST)
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axel wrote:
> Hello,
> I have found that Tooltip[obj1, obj2] evaluates obj2 upon a mouseover
> event on obj1. The objects can either be Text or Graphics, all
> combinations work. Here is my question: can I use a Sound as obj2? I
> want to hear a specific sound when my mouse enters the notebook area
> occupied by obj1.
> Thank you
> Axel
> PS: using Tooltip[obj1, Play[...]] works but is not useful because one
> cannot reach the play-button. Also, I want to hear the sound upon the
> mouseover event, without the need of further action.

I don't think obj2 is evaluated at the point of mouseover, but that 
would not stop obj2 being a graphics object. To get an immediate sound 
(as opposed to a widget that can play a sound) you need EmitSound, which 
needs to execute when it is displayed, which you can get using Dynamic:

    Sound[{SoundNote["c5", 0.3], SoundNote["g4", 0.3]}]]; ""]]

David Bailey

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