One of the things I missed the most when moving from auto-complete to company was the documentation popups that would appear when idling on a completion candidate. This package remedies that situation.
popup-el to do its thing
and this results in quite a few glitches. This package uses the much
better pos-tip to display the
popups. I recommend installing
pos-tip using MELPA
which fetches the version of
pos-tip which is located
This version contains a few bugfixes not included in the original on
Since this library relies on
pos-tip, and I prefer libraries that do
one thing well,
company-quickhelp will never be extended with
optional terminal support.
I highly recommend installing
It's available on MELPA:
M-x package-install company-quickhelp
company-quickhelp add the following to your
You can adjust the time it takes for the documentation to pop up by
If you don't want the help popup to appear automatically, but prefer
it to the popup help buffer provided by
company, you can set
nil and manually trigger the popup with
If you hit
M-x customize-group <RET> company-quickhelp <RET> you'll
find a few variables you can diddle.
For instance, you can change the help popup text background and foreground colors.
You might also want to put this in your
(eval-after-load 'company '(define-key company-active-map (kbd "C-c h") #'company-quickhelp-manual-begin))
This gives you a key to manually trigger the help popup, but only when company is doing its thing.
company-quickhelp displays the contents of the buffer returned by a
doc-buffer backend call. To override this default, backends should respond to the
quickhelp-string command with a string to display instead of the contents of