I am not familiar with guake and am not sure what you mean by "dropdown box". However, I will try to give you some tips on how to make using the built in help system a little more convenient.
A common use case I have is that I am looking at some vim script and wondering, what does this command/option do? Let's take this line from my vimrc:
I have configured Vim to open the help for the word under the cursor when pressing
K in a
.vim file. So what I would do is place the cursor on
laststatus and press
K. This opens a new window where I read what the options mean, and then press
CTRL-w c to close the window, and I'm back where I was.
K is the "lookup help" command (
:help K). It usually runs
man, but can be configured to use
:help or any other command or program instead. Put the following in
.vim/after/ftplugin/vim.vim to enable Vim help with
Opening and closing help with
CTRL-c is super-quick!
Here are some other useful related features:
- Go to anything under the cursor while in help with
CTRL-]. Go back with
- Autocomplete Vim commands and functions in insert mode with
Does this answer your question? What specific feature are you missing?