The popup autocomplete is fine, but would really like to see
configurable popup help.
I find it extremely annoying when it blocks something I want to see,
like values in the next few lines.
This may be because of workflow that not many others might use.
I type a line:
I then want to translate it, so I position my cursor on the previous
At that point, the help popup activates, blocking my view of the
values. Then I usually hit cursor down then up, getting rid of the help
What I would find extremely helpful as popup help is if the initial
autocomplete popup would give me something like (for cube, as an
And when one is selected, position the cursor in the appropriate place.
I am not a touch-typist, so when I enter something that needs a vector,
I do something like this:
then left cursor three times, and put in my values.
On Tue, 2021-04-13 at 20:58 +0100, Bob Carter wrote:
> I have not seen a guide. But then I never read manuals so I have not
> thought to look for one.
> I think you will find that the first window is autocomplete and the
> later is help - they are different color boxes.
> With autocomplete on Mac (threshold set at 3 (preferences, editor,
> character threshold)) I can just hit enter after typing ‘dif' and it
> completes “difference’ no mouse involved.
> > On 13 Apr 2021, at 20:37, Ken Howard <[hidden email]
> > Is there an instruction guide for the actual editor? I have a
> > problem with auto fill.
> > If I start to type "cube" I get the popup window with "cube"
> > highlighted in it and I can click on it and it is entered into the
> > editor.
> > But if I type "cube(" I get 3 options which would be correct but
> > none are highlighted and nothing I've tried so far allows me to
> > select them.
> > What am I missing?
> > Ken Howard
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