Javadoc help not showing up

Hi all,

I have been IDEA user for few months now. Jumping to IDEA from Eclipse has been so great. I still has one persitent problem that I have had from the beginning. Even the latest 10.0.2 didn't fix it for me: I don't see JavaDoc tips. How do JavaDocs work in IDEA? Are they supposed to appear when I hover over a method / class? Are they supposed to apper when I use code completion?

I'm writing Android apps and I have made sure the javadoc folder is defined correctly in my module settings' global libraries - Android 2.2 platform. Also, selecting a clas and View -> External documentation works correctly.

What can I do? Is there some shortcut or menu option or something that would show me the JavaDoc? This really is the only feature that I miss from Eclipse but a very critical one.


Thank you for your help!

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CTRL+Q :)

You can press it in completion lists, with the caret on a method name, etc.

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Thanks for the tip.
Unfortunately CTRL + Q doesn't seem to do anything :(
I'm on mac and usually CTRL is replaced with Cmd but ofcourse in this case Cmd + Q quits the IDEA.

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Ctrl+J on Mac.
By the way you can easily find all IDEA actions using 'Searh | Find Action' action. If you type something like 'doc' there you'll see all IDEA can do with docs.

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You can go to View > Quick Documentation Lookup to show a hovering window with the JavaDoc documentation. Your description reads like you're on a Mac. The keyboard shortcut should be CTRL J. Keymaps are different between windows and Mac.

Hope that helps.

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Awesome! It works. Thank you for your help. I didn't even think about searching for it because I've got so used to the automated way of Eclipse does it. I was stuc in that world for too long ;)

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Also you can enable documentation autopopup in completion list. Type 'autopopup' in search box of File | Settings dialog to find the option.

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Excellent. Now it is exactly as I want it. Thank you very much for your help!

IDEA just went from being "very good" to "perfect" :)

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