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1st May 2021 at 8:34pm


The action-popup widget is an action widget that triggers the display of a popup defined via a state tiddler, or clears all displayed popups. ActionWidgets are used within triggering widgets such as the ButtonWidget.

Content and Attributes

The action-popup widget is invisible. Any content within it is ignored.

$stateThe title of the state tiddler for the popup
$coordsOptional coordinates for the handle to which popup is positioned (in the format (x,y,w,h))
$floating New in: 5.2.0 Optional. Defaults to no. Set to yes to create a popup that must be closed explicitly.

New in: 5.1.23 If the $coords attribute is missing or empty then all popups are cancelled.

Delete the state tiddler for a floating popup to close it.


Here is an example of button that triggers the "more" button in the sidebar "Tools" tab. You may need to scroll to see the popup

<$action-setfield $tiddler="$:/state/tab/sidebar--595412856" $value="$:/core/ui/SideBar/Tools"/>
<$action-popup $state="$:/state/popup/more-2053862905" $coords="(0,20,0,0)"/>
Click me!

That renders as: