Is there a setting that displays function hint when I mouse-over the function?
Hello Notepad++ forum!
Question: Is there a setting where Notepad++ will show the function hint when I mouse-over the function?
There is a setting when you first type a function that gives a hint.
For example, when I type date_default_timezone_set() and then input the first or left parentheses a popup appears with the following:
"bool date_default_timezone_set (string timezone_identifier)"
That setting is found here:
Settings -> Auto-Completion -> then check “Function parameters hint on input”
However, once I move the mouse away from the parentheses the hint popup disappears and won’t re-appear when I place the mouse back at the parentheses.
Thank you in advance.
I have got Notepad++ version 6.9.2
Did you try removing the parentheses and re-type the left/opening parenthesis?
Thanks for responding to my question.
That would work but I would have to delete the variable enclosed within the parentheses,
I was trying to work my way around that.
I suppose I could do this:
(i.e. put a space between the left parentheses and the function then type a new opening/left parentheses)
That’s a few extra keyboard stokes but it works.
Even easier - you can just set a keyboard shortcut to trigger the function parameter hint. It works as long as the cursor is between the parenthesis.
You can see this in the menus under
Edit > Auto Completion > Function Parameters Hint
Just use the shortcut mapper to create a keyboard shortcut.