Often when coding in the Editor I want to pop up a describe window for an object. If the object’s name is on the screen I can easily click on it and hit F4. However if the object name is not there I have a choice of switching to the Schema Browser or typing the name somewhere, hitting F4 and then deleting the name I just typed. Both options can spoil the flow a bit so I’m looking for another way…
First question is does anyone have any tips for better ways to do this at the moment? Knowing TOAD there are probably several other approaches I haven’t tried.
If not, how about a “Quick Describe” feature? The idea would be to hit a key combo, a little dialog pops up, type the name of the object, hit return to open the describe window (or tab :-)). Even better would be that as you type the name, TOAD would guess the object you are looking for. If anyone’s used Quicksilver on the Mac you’ll know what I mean. This could work from anywhere in TOAD, not just the Editor.
What do you think - would anyone else find this useful?