I am writing somethign to put a tool tip next to the li when you mouse over. It works, but it gives me the x offset of theof the li text, not the full menu. The UL is styled so it a border is behind it, making a side navigation bar. I want the popup to appear to the left of the entire menu, not the left of the word that I am hovering.
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If I mouse over short, I want it to the left of the whole menu since it looks like a solid box.