If you are having trouble with intellij 13 quick doc after upgrading from intellij 12 there is a solution. I have been using JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA to do my android development for about 6 months. I switch from eclipse and have looked back. Although, Eclipse wasn’t bad. It is just that IntelliJ IDEA is better.
I have recently upgraded from version IntelliJ IDEA 12 to IntelliJ IDEA 13. I have enjoyed the eclipse’s mouse over quick doc popup feature that I wanted to get it to work on ItelliJ IDEA environments. However, this caused the Intellij 13 Quick Doc to stop working.
For Version 12, you would find the
idea.properties and you to can enable Java Quick Docs on mouseover. This was done by editing the
idea.properties file in the bin directory, for Windows it is located in
C:\Program Files (x86)\JetBrains\IntelliJ\bin and for OSX it is in
/Applications/ItelliJ IDEA 12 XX/bin. All you would need to do is edit the
idea.properties with a text editor and add a new line with this setting:
For Intellij 13 Quick Doc the setting
auto.show.quick.doc=true property in the
idea.properties appears to now reside in the preferences.
Go to the ItelliJ IDEA Menu -> Preferences -> Editor -> scroll down to the Other section and Check Show quick doc on mouse move
Now you have mouse over Quick Doc functionality working again for Intellij 13 Quick Doc: