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How can I find out exactly what my modeline is telling me?

As far as I know, there is no such tool in Emacs or a 3rd-party library. But perhaps someone else will come up with one. You have correctly pointed to the two main sources of info I would have ...
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Concatenate multiple 'help-echo strings

The help-echo property can be a function that returns the actual string to display, so you could add an additional overlay with higher priority with a special help-echo property which will compute the ...
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How can I find out exactly what my modeline is telling me?

Since any tool will have to read mode-line-format, you cannot do better than examining it. The manual has an extensive section describing the format here including all the % constructs. Note that ...
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Disable all GUI popups and tooltips

To disable dialog windows set use-dialog-box to nil (setq use-dialog-box nil)
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How to get immediate visual feedback of keys I type?

Library showkey.el (code) gives you what you request, I think. It defines two global minor modes, which give you two ways to show keys you type: showkey-tooltip-mode – Show only the last key used, in ...
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how to display target of an org-mode link in the echo area or as tooltip?

tl;dr: do M-x customize-variable for the variable help-at-pt-display-when-idle and set its value to t. (Or "always", which is what the Customize buffer says.) What was initially confusing here is ...
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How to prevent Emacs from moving my mouse pointer out of the way?

I do not use Spacemacs, but this could be caused by mouse-avoidance-mode. It normally moves the mouse when the cursor is nearby. So it may also apply to tooltips, I am not sure. You can check if it ...
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How to make tooltip background transparent?

You didn't specify which platform you're on, but under X11 you can do something like (setq x-gtk-use-system-tooltips nil) (setf (alist-get 'alpha tooltip-frame-parameters) 0.5) The first line is ...
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Is there a way to have ivy display a tooltip for the function at point?

I think you are looking for something like ivy-rich. You can configure what should be displayed in the minibuffer, including the help string of the functions. You can configure the ivy-rich-display-...
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How to make tooltip background transparent?

Customize option tooltip-frame-parameters, specifying an alpha parameter value that is less than 100. See the Elisp manual, node Font and Color Parameters, for information about parameter alpha. ...
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Turning off tooltip does not work

Maintaining custom-set-variables by hand in your init file can be tricky. As the comment in your lisp snippet says there may only be one custom-set-variables for an emacs session. It may be that the ...
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Org-ref mouseover timer

It is set for 0.5 sec. It is not customizable at the moment. But you can turn it off with the command rg-ref-cancel-link-messages I think.
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How to show a tooltip for the mode-line that displays the full buffer name

This should do it. (setq-default mode-line-buffer-identification (list (propertize "%12b" 'face 'mode-line-buffer-id 'help-...
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Image tooltips doesn't work in other buffers

You probably want something like this. I think you need a function that matches the img, so you can get the region and remove flyspell overlays. Also you need to modify the add-hook call a bit. (setq ...
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tooltip in highlight-regexp

highlight-regexp seems to assume that the value is a symbol which is defined as a face, it doesn't work with lists. However, the function is just a wrapper around font-lock-add-keywords, fortunately, ...
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Graphical tooltips in Emacs not working as expected

You should return the propertized string in your image-tooltip code: (defun image-tooltip (window object position) (save-excursion (goto-char position) (let ((img-file (format "%s.png" (...
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Concatenate multiple 'help-echo strings

No, not unless you run some code that combines the overlays, e.g., replacing some with one. For example, get the help-echo property from whichever you like, and add the text in it to the help-echo ...
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