HTML./CSS for hovers on help text?

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When the user hovers over a help text question mark icon, Skuid displays that text in a little "tool tip" hover. Can anyone point me to the HTML/CSS content for that in Skuid? We've done some custom CSS and it's affected those hovers, but I can't pinpoint them. (I can't do right-click Inspect Element because the hover immediately disappears, like a cruel magic trick.)

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Skuid Inline-Help Tooltips, and Row Action Tooltips, both internally leverage jQuery UI Tooltips.

To modify the CSS of these Tooltips, you want to adjust the ".ui-tooltip" class and to modify the arrow, modify ".arrow". Here are some examples from the jQuery UI Tooltip docs:

.ui-tooltip, .arrow:after {
background: black;
border: 2px solid white;
.ui-tooltip {
padding: 10px 20px;
color: white;
border-radius: 20px;
font: bold 14px "Helvetica Neue", Sans-Serif;
text-transform: uppercase;
box-shadow: 0 0 7px black;
.arrow {
width: 70px;
height: 16px;
overflow: hidden;
position: absolute;
left: 50%;
margin-left: -35px;
bottom: -16px;
} {
top: -16px;
bottom: auto;
.arrow.left {
left: 20%;
.arrow:after {
content: "";
position: absolute;
left: 20px;
top: -20px;
width: 25px;
height: 25px;
box-shadow: 6px 5px 9px -9px black;
-webkit-transform: rotate(45deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(45deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(45deg);
-o-transform: rotate(45deg);
tranform: rotate(45deg);
} {
bottom: -20px;
top: auto;

Click here for more documentation on jQuery UI Tooltips.
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Perfect. Thanks Zach. It's good to have the tooltips back.