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Link-hover-background

The link-hover-background sets the background color of the link when the mouse cursor is over the link.

Note

link-hover-background only applies to Textual action links as described in the actions guide and not to regular hyperlinks.

Syntax

link-hover-background: <color> [<percentage>];

link-hover-background accepts a <color> (with an optional transparency level defined by a <percentage>) that is used to define the background color of text enclosed in Textual action links when the mouse pointer is over it.

Defaults

If not provided, a Textual action link will have link-hover-background set to $accent.

Example

The example below shows some links that have their background colour changed when the mouse moves over it and it shows that there is a default color for link-hover-background.

It also shows that link-hover-background does not affect hyperlinks.

Note

The GIF has reduced quality to make it easier to load in the documentation. Try running the example yourself with textual run docs/examples/styles/link_hover_background.py.

from textual.app import App
from textual.widgets import Label


class LinkHoverBackgroundApp(App):
    def compose(self):
        yield Label(
            "Visit the [link=https://textualize.io]Textualize[/link] website.",
            id="lbl1",  # (1)!
        )
        yield Label(
            "Click [@click=app.bell]here[/] for the bell sound.",
            id="lbl2",  # (2)!
        )
        yield Label(
            "You can also click [@click=app.bell]here[/] for the bell sound.",
            id="lbl3",  # (3)!
        )
        yield Label(
            "[@click=app.quit]Exit this application.[/]",
            id="lbl4",  # (4)!
        )


app = LinkHoverBackgroundApp(css_path="link_hover_background.css")
  1. This label has an hyperlink so it won't be affected by the link-hover-background rule.
  2. This label has an "action link" that can be styled with link-hover-background.
  3. This label has an "action link" that can be styled with link-hover-background.
  4. This label has an "action link" that can be styled with link-hover-background.
#lbl1, #lbl2 {
    link-hover-background: red;  /* (1)! */
}

#lbl3 {
    link-hover-background: hsl(60,100%,50%) 50%;
}

#lbl4 {
    /* Empty to show the default hover background */ /* (2)! */
}
  1. This will only affect one of the labels because action links are the only links that this rule affects.
  2. The default behavior for links on hover is to change to a different background color, so we don't need to change anything if all we want is to add emphasis to the link under the mouse.

CSS

link-hover-background: red 70%;
link-hover-background: $accent;

Python

widget.styles.link_hover_background = "red 70%"
widget.styles.link_hover_background = "$accent"

# You can also use a `Color` object directly:
widget.styles.link_hover_background = Color(100, 30, 173)

See also