git clone 'git://'

Company quickhelp

What is?

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.

auto-complete uses 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 here. This version contains a few bugfixes not included in the original on EmacsWiki.


I highly recommend installing company-quickhelp through package.el.

It's available on MELPA:

M-x package-install company-quickhelp


To activate company-quickhelp add the following to your init.el:

(company-quickhelp-mode 1)

You can adjust the time it takes for the documentation to pop up by changing company-quickhelp-delay.


If you hit M-x customize-group <RET> company-quickhelp <RET> you'll find a few variables you can diddle.

Is it any good?