Tooltip/preview of linked objects

Describe the solution you’d like

I’d like to propose a feature that I can only describe as a tooltip of some sort. When writing a document consisting of several technical terms or anything really, I’d like to know if it would be a possibility to change a specific word to contain a tooltip holding information regarding that specific word/sentence, like a definition.

When you click the specified word containing data, a popup/tooltip would show, showing you the data that the word contains.

I have no idea how this data would be stored in terms of objects, types, relations, etc.

I thought the best way to get an accurate depiction of what I mean, would be to make a simple sketch:

One way this could also work would be to just do as stated below (create a “link to page” named after the specified word), but also have a sort of preview of the object, as a popup/tooltip shown in the sketch.

Describe alternatives you’ve considered

When typing out a word or sentence that you would like to contain some other data like a definition, you could simply make a “link to page” that is named after the chosen word/sentence.

Then that page would hold all the necessary data you would like to be connected to that word.

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@Cernel1337 This is a really interesting idea! I do think the most generalized way to do this would be some kind of object/relation “preview on hover” function, which would - I think - be useful for many people for other purposes as well. “Killing two birds with one stone” is usually a good idea when implementing features. :grin: And preview-on-hover is a common and well-liked feature of many other tools like Obsidian.

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+1 for preview on hover.

Ideally I’d also like to be able to interact with that preview by moving the pointer into it (scrolling or even clicking around).

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