How to disable documentation pop-up/pane in PyCharm?


Everytime I open PyCharm, an empty documentation pop-up or pane open, which is very annoying, and I have to close it.

How do I disable it completely?


PyCharm 2018.1.4 (Professional Edition)
Build #PY-181.5087.37, built on May 24, 2018
JRE: 1.8.0_152-release-1136-b39 amd64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
Linux 4.16.13-1


Hi Homocomputeris! Do you have Scientific Mode enabled (View | Scientific Mode)?


Hi, Pavel!

Yes, I do. Is it possible to suppress the docs pop-up in the Scientific mode?


Unfortunately, it is not possible without disabling the Scientific mode. I created a ticket in our bug tracker to cover this problem: PY-30332.



The problem is I have disabled Scientific Mode but the pop-up still appears (sometimes). The worst thing it appears on top of all other windows.


I agree this is terribly annoying.  

How can I disable the auto documentation pop-up window in scientific mode?


Fudge, Daniel PWC

If you're talking about the OP issue, it was fixed as per PY-37579

I you have another issue, please provide screenshots and steps to reproduce.


I guess you meant this one:

It's in intellij, but the setting is the same with pycharm. File - Setting - Code Editing then uncheck "Show quick documentation on mouse move"


This is still not solved. 
I have it with scientific mode and even when I de-activate it, the documentation keeps popping up annoyingly...


Francisco Jose Torres Herrador

What PyCharm version do you use?
Could you share a screenshot showing what the documentation window looks like in your case?


Hi, thanks for the quick reply. 

I am using 2021.3. 

See the screenshots attached.

The documentation that bothers me is the one on the right.

The one on top of the function is actually very useful. 





Do you have File | Settings | Editor | Code Editing | Show quick documentation on hover enabled?

If so, disabling it should do the trick.


Yeah, it is disabled and it still does the same thing...



I wonder if there is something wrong with your config.

Try File | Manage IDE Settings | Restore Default Settings...
Has it helped?

If it did, then you can try importing the config back with File | Manage IDE Settings | Import Settings... from the backup that PyCharm created on the first step.


Restoring to default settings worked!

However, if I re-import the saved backup, the problem re-appears...

I guess there must be some old data stored in the settings which is indeed messing up.


Update: I restored the settings from the sync option. Seems to work well! thanks!


Hey Team,

how to disable this shit?


Hi Andrey,

thanks a lot, I did it and will monitor the behaviour.

if possible let's consider it is my feature request - disable\shutdown this feature by default (new installation PyCharm).


Try checking this on the documentation panel, it worked for me