How to index code base?

I have been trying to follow instructions on how to index my code base, but the instructions do not work.

Clicking on the settings cog on the top of the screen, I can scroll all the way down and never find any button to index the code base. All the instructions say the option should be there.

I have entered by OpenAI key, but will not subscribe until I can get this thing working.

Windows 11, most recent version.

The codebase indexing is located in the AI Pane, not in the settings popup. If you don’t see the “Toggle AI Pane” button at the top, you have to right-click on the menu bar and enable “Layout Controls”. Let me know if you have any other questions!


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Thank you. The project is already indexed. But the chat tool denies that it has the ability to use the index.
It says I should use the Cursor tool. Is not the chat the same thing as the cursor tool? How can I ask about the code base? :

{Note: The answer does not change if I press Ctrl+Enter. It still says I should use Cursor instead of the chat feature to ask questions about the project}

I apologize for any confusion. As an AI language model, I don’t have direct access to your indexed codebase or the ability to browse it. My responses are based solely on the information provided in the query and general programming knowledge.

To get a comprehensive understanding of your indexed codebase, I recommend using the Cursor tool itself. The indexing process allows Cursor to analyze and understand your codebase, providing features such as code navigation, intelligent suggestions, and contextual information specific to your project.

You can explore the indexed codebase using the search functionality, navigate through files and directories, view code metrics, and access various code analysis features within the Cursor tool. This will give you a more comprehensive overview of your project and its functionality.

If you have any specific questions or need assistance with a particular aspect of your codebase, please provide more details, and I’ll do my best to help you.

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