Is there a keyboard shortcut to force this popup menu to appear, as I am typing the parameters? My reason for wanting it to show is so that I can remember what the parameters to the function are.

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I know that once you paste the definition, Mathematica will show this: enter image description here

It's very useful but sometimes if there's a lot of parameters, it's easy to forget for example what x1,y1,z1 actually is. It would be nice to press a keyboard shortcut and see it inline, instead of having to open the documentation.

  • $\begingroup$ Command-Shift-K on my mac brings up the dialog. But you're asking how to make it appear "as [you type] the parameters". So, you want some sort of continuous action? That wouldn't be a shortcut. I'm confused. $\endgroup$
    – lericr
    Commented Jul 17, 2022 at 19:43
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    $\begingroup$ Windows 10: If you type the argument brackets a popup is shown where you can choose either the help or a short description of the expected input. The same is shown if you click inside the brackets. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 17, 2022 at 20:14
  • $\begingroup$ @lericr Ctrl-Shift-K is what I was looking for! Feel free to post as an answer and I will accept it $\endgroup$
    – mbl
    Commented Jul 17, 2022 at 20:16

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On Mac, it's Command-Shift-K.

(making this a community post so others can answer for their platform)


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