I visit sites where some features like pop-up menus and tooltips are invoked by placing the mouse cursor over an item. I would like to use all the features while using my Android tablet. So, I'm looking for a way to simulate the mouse-over event in Android browser, especially in Android 4.1.2


The long-click is basically the same as a right-click which brings up context menus.

Things for mouse-over such as viewing titles, and link urls can be accomplished with bookmarklets. I have examples bookmarklets to view all titles, and all href links, see "href:", "href-x:" and "parentips" on for instance my dolphin gestures page. You can invoke example by clicking on one of those boxed bookmarklets links.

To learn more about bookmarklets, if you are not familiar with them, I would suggest starting at http://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets.

  • I see you assume I have installed Dolphin. Maybe I will if there is no other way. I wonder if Android addresses the problem somehow without installing third-party browsers – user1476860 Aug 3 '14 at 17:52
  • You can implement boolmarklets in any browser that has bookmarks and has Javascript withoutpt enabled. I prefer Dolphin because gestures can be used to invoke a bookmark without using a keyboard. I use boolmarklets in the default browser that comes with Android Gingerbread 2.3.4. A big problem with Android is not havingreal scrollbars and why I am not using hundreds of bookmarkets on Android. Click on the bookmarklets on the page I referenced and you will see they work in your browser. – dmcritchie Aug 3 '14 at 23:48

Long-press the item (to open its context-menu), then hit the "back" key (to leave the menu). Works on most devices. Explained e.g. here, scroll down to "Smartphones".

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    Long-press does not activate any menu. It starts text selection – user1476860 Aug 3 '14 at 17:35
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    Then you're not long-pressing on a link. I didn't check all combinations of mouseOver events, admitted. But when it starts text-selection, what happens then when you press "back"? Is the mouseOver executed or not? – Izzy Aug 3 '14 at 19:07

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