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Re: Footnote tooltips (an attempt)

From: Juan Manuel Macías
Subject: Re: Footnote tooltips (an attempt)
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2022 22:15:15 +0000

I answer myself to comment a couple more things on this question of
footnotes and tooltips. I think my approach is quite poor, and also when
it comes to files with many notes, it takes a long time to create or
update the list of tooltips. So I think I'll give up on' footnote
tooltips. If what it is about is being able to see the content of a
footnote quickly, I have written this other simpler function, which
displays the content of a footnote at point, in the echo area. Since
`<C-h .>' (`display-local-help') is not very useful in a footnote
reference, I recycle the shortcut for my function, if the context is a
footnote reference. I share it here, in case it is useful to someone.

│ (defun my-org-footnote-show-content ()
│   "Displays the content of a footnote at point, in the echo area"
│   (interactive)
│   (if (not (equal (org-element-type (org-element-context)) 
│       (error "Not on a footnote reference!")
│     (let* ((elt (org-element-context))
│          (label (org-element-property :label elt))
│          (def (org-with-wide-buffer
│                (org-footnote-goto-definition label)
│                (let* ((e (org-element-context))
│                       (from (org-element-property :contents-begin e))
│                       (to (org-element-property :contents-end e)))
│                  (buffer-substring-no-properties from to)))))
│       (message def))))
│ (defun mi-display-local-help ()
│   (interactive)
│   (if (and (derived-mode-p 'org-mode)
│          (equal (org-element-type (org-element-context)) 'footnote-reference))
│       (my-org-footnote-show-content)
│     (call-interactively 'display-local-help)))
│ (global-set-key (kbd "C-h .") 'mi-display-local-help)

Best regards,

Juan Manuel

Juan Manuel Macías writes:

 Hi all,
> I think sometimes it would be nice to have tooltips in the footnote
> references, so I can see the contents of each footnote definition,
> especially when I'm in a narrowed subtree; so I've tried to write some
> code. I have achieved a "semi-automatic" solution. It doesn't work bad
> at all, but I'm not entirely convinced either. With a minor mode the
> `org-activate-footnote-links' function is overridden, and tooltips content
> for all footnotes in the document are added or updated after a couple of
> actions when you finish writing or editing a footnote:
> `org-edit-src-exit' and `org-mark-ring-goto'. And that's where the
> automatic part ends. Beyond that, tooltips must be updated/added by
> calling the `my-org-fn-make-tooltips' function.
> Here is a short video demo: https://cloud.disroot.org/s/a4gejYc6PSwNWHY
> I attach the code of my poor man's footnote tooltips. Of course, any
> comment and/or feedback is appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Juan Manuel

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