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Tooltip as an overlay on hover with click interaction?

Is there a way to have a tooltip, on an element, that overlays on hover, but you can also click on the element as well?

I’ve tried to use interactive components, but as you can see below, because the tooltip is not an overlay, and sits within an auto-layout table row, it goes under the cell next to it.

I think once you open an overlay it will always block interactions with elements behind it, so I can’t think of another way to do this. Interactive components was a good idea—not ideal but I suppose you could always take auto layout off of your table rows to control the layering better.

I’ve added a request to make whover and click not mutual exclusive. Maybe you want to leave an upvote here: