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When a user clicks on the "My Account" link I would like the user's profile to show up in a lightbox much like the admin menu overlay works.

I am using Drupal 7.

I am not sure how to do this. My first attempt was to render $user_profile and put it in a lightbox:

<div id="lightbox_this_div">
   <?php print render($user_profile); ?>

but $user_profile is not available in page.tpl.php

Any thoughts?

EDIT: To be clear I just want to lightbox the content of the user's profile along with the tabs and be able to style the page. So I am not looking to lightbox the entire /user page with the site headers in an iframe style.

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you need to "rel" tag in link.

<a href="/user" rel="lightframe[|width:400px; height:300px; scrolling: auto;]">My Account</a>

If you want show a specific region then use this.

<a href="/node/xxx #content-inner > *" rel="lightmodal[|width:700px;height:300px;]">Click to see only the content inside #content-inner</a>

Detailed tutorial can be found here

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But that will give me the whole page with the header. I just want the profile content – joshmmo Nov 10 '12 at 16:53
profile content including the tabs and I want to be able to style it. – joshmmo Nov 10 '12 at 17:53
i have updated answer. read again – monymirza Nov 11 '12 at 6:55
Thanks, for those looking for more documentation on this it can be found here drupal.org/node/144488 – joshmmo Nov 12 '12 at 16:07
You did an error "If you want show a specific region then use this." – Heihachi Apr 8 '13 at 9:47
<a href="/node/[nid] .content" rel="lightmodal">
<img src="image.jpg" />

That's the right way... on d.org some retard edited documentation and now it messed up

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