Intellij 13 Quick Doc Pop Up

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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: auto.show.quick.doc=true

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

IntelliJ Preferences

Now you have mouse over Quick Doc functionality working again for Intellij 13 Quick Doc:

Show quick doc on mouse move

Enjoy!!

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