Balsamiq Community Discussion

Displaying the starting mockup in the background while the linked to mockup presented


I am new to Mockups 3; when I link one mockup to the other, can I display the originating mockup in the background…
Thank you for the help…


Hi @pgst,

Thanks for getting in touch about this.

Are you trying to demonstrate something like a pop-up window over an existing page?

You can achieve this but you will have to recreate the originating page first and then overlay it with any additional element/control you’d like to show.

Then, you can use the linking feature to mimic the overlaying elements appearing on your page.

Does that help? Please let us know if you’re looking for something else. We’ll do our best to help!


Thank you Virgin; that is exactly what I was looking for. However, I was hoping that I don’t need to recreate the existing page…


Sorry I should have detailed that part a little more, @pgst. :slight_smile:

The easiest way to do that is to duplicate your existing mockup, and then add the desired controls, as shown below:

Hope this helps!