Is it possible to set the delay timer when hovering the cursor over maptips?

It seems like there's a one second delay as shown below but I would like to have it appear instantly instead.


Using QGIS 2.18.17 and 3.0.1.

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It is possible to set the map tip delay from QGIS 3.2:

Map tips delay option


You can not change it in the GUI, as it is hard-coded. We can see in qgisapp.cpp, createMapTips()

 // set the interval to 0.850 seconds - timer will be started next time the mouse moves
  mpMapTipsTimer->setInterval( 850 );

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