Is it possible to make this kind of an inline image link:


appear as an inline image in org-mode, and if you hover over it, you can see in the tooltip the string "fluffy", hopefully along with the image link "path/to/the/image/of/a/cat"? If so, how?

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It is not possible AFAICT out of the box. I did something similar here: http://kitchingroup.cheme.cmu.edu/blog/2016/03/21/Displaying-image-overlays-on-image-filenames-in-Emacs/ and modified tooltips on a link here http://kitchingroup.cheme.cmu.edu/blog/2015/11/23/Improving-org-ref-cite-links-with-tooltips/. They might give you some hints on how to get what you want.

  • I tried to modified the image-tooltip-re to make links like [[file:./test.png]] display as tooltip when mouse hover, but it didn't work. The regex look fine though (setq image-tooltip-re (concat "\\(?:\\[\\[file:\\)\\(?1:.*\\." (regexp-opt '("png" "PNG" "JPG" "jpeg" "jpg" "JPEG" "eps" "EPS")) "\\)\\(?:\\]\\]\\)")). Do you have any suggestion on this? Commented Aug 31, 2019 at 14:02

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