mousestop event was when I was building my jQuery Tooltip Plugin. I was attempting to closely mimic the browsers default behavior and noticed that the
title tooltip that appears on elements only comes after the mouse stops moving.
I wanted to create this for my tooltip as well so I ended up writing this simple little
mousestop event plugin for jQuery. It takes advantage of the jQuery Special Events API which allows you to add events right into the fabric of jQuery. This means we can bind the events using
bind as well as trigger it using
trigger or calling
mousestop on an element.
This little event plugin is only ~1Kb minified and works just like all the other mouse events in jQuery allowing you to method chain them to an element and set a callback for the event. Check out the documentation for more info on usage.