how to delay() qtip() tooltip to be loaded

I Load this way:

$('.selector').each(function(){
$(this).qtip({
     content: { url: '/qtip.php?'+$(this).attr('rel')+' #'+$(this).attr('div'), text:'<center><img src="/images/loader.gif" alt="loading..." /></center>'  },

     show: { delay: 700, solo: true,effect: { length: 500 }},
     hide: { fixed: true, delay: 200 },

     position: {
     corner: {
        target: 'topRight',
        tooltip: 'left'
                }
                },
                show: {
          // Show it on click
         solo: true // And hide all other tooltips
      },
     style: {
       name: 'light',
       width: 730,border: {
         width: 4,
         radius: 3,
         color: '#5588CC'
      }    
       } 
   });

});

And that looks like if there is a thelay cause of the effect. but qtip.php it’s loaded with no delay which is what I really want (to reduce unneeded requests)

Can I delay 300ms before loading qtip.php?

Answer

You could set it to use a custom event, then trigger the event after a timeout. The hoverIntent plugin might help, if you want to wait until the mouse stops.

Using hoverIntent:

$(selector).hoverIntent(function() {
    $(this).trigger('show-qtip');
}, function() {
    $(this).trigger('hide-qtip');
}).qtip({
    // ...
    show: {
        when: { event: 'show-qtip' }
    },
    hide: {
        when: { event: 'hide-qtip' }
    }
});

If you want to make hoverIntent wait longer before triggering, you can give it a configuration object with an interval property:

$(selector).hoverIntent({
    over: showFunction,
    out: hideFunction,
    interval: 300 // Don't trigger until the mouse is still for 300ms
});

Without a plugin (I haven’t tested this):

(function() { // Create a private scope
    var timer = null;
    var delay = 300; // Set this to however long you want to wait

    $(selector).hover(function() {
        var $this = $(this);
        timer = setTimeout(function() {
            $this.trigger('show-qtip');
        }, delay);
    }, function() {
        if (timer) {
            clearTimeout(timer);
        }
    }).qtip({
        // ...
        show: {
            when: { event: 'show-qtip' }
        }
    });
})();

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