Turn Off Help Completely?

Hello, is there a way to completely turn off the help while coding? I am learning coding with C on the web-browser and I turned off AI Help in the bottom left, but every time I open a parentheses it auto prints a closing parentheses. This is really inconvenient and slows me down considerably. I believe this is called a ghostwriter? Is there any way to disable this?

Hello @c1lynch10!

No, this is not called Ghostwriter, it is called Code Intelligence. You can turn this off by:

  1. Opening a new tab, typing User Settings, and opening it
  2. Scroll down until you get to Code Intelligence
  3. Turn off the slider

You can see whether code intelligence is on by looking at the icon beside the file’s name:

I hope this helps!


I have turned off Code Intelligence, but it still automatically prints the closing parentheses once you type the opening parentheses.

I don’t believe that can be disabled, there’s not a toggle for it. Perhaps make a Feature Requests?


Actually, isn’t this a really helpful tool? Quotes and brackets automatically close, along with things like HTML tags. In what way is it inconvenient?


It is up to preference and especially experience, and there is preference for virtually anything you can think of.

In a few situations, the automatic quotes or brackets can screw someone up.
These are the examples I can think of:
Especially when editing strings, I often have to fight with the auto-complete. (I don’t have a specific example but it happens quite commonly).
If a semicolon must be used at the end of a line, then bracket autocomplete often saves no typing, possibly even being confusing for some.
Often, removing brackets is a hassle when the autocomplete removes a bracket wrongly.
Indentation would be a part of this, and I know replit gets it wrong sometimes in python.