I should be able to ask Cursor how to use Cursor

In Cursor chat window, when I ask specifics about using Cursor, it answers as chatgpt, not Cursor, and says I must check Cursor documentation for Cursor-specific questions. Why?

I wonder what’s the point of an AI-integrated editor that doesn’t know it’s an AI-integrated editor, that thinks it’s just whatever model the editor is currently using. My preference is at minimum for the system to know what it is. Without that, it’s still better than going to the model interface directly, but not a whole lot.

Example showing what for me is a very poorly integrated experience:

Q: In Cursor, do I have a permanent, owned by me, searchable, history of all chats?

A: As of my last update in October 2023, Cursor (or any similar coding assistant tool) typically provides some form of chat history, but the specifics can vary based on the platform’s features and policies. Here are some general points to consider:

  1. Permanent History: Some platforms offer a permanent history of all your chats, which you can access at any time. This history is usually tied to your account.

  2. Searchable History: Many platforms provide a searchable history feature, allowing you to quickly find past conversations based on keywords or topics.

  3. Ownership: Generally, the chat history is associated with your account, meaning you have access to it as long as you maintain your account with the service. However, the data is stored on the platform’s servers, so “ownership” in the strictest sense might be limited by the platform’s terms of service.

  4. Privacy and Security: It’s important to review the platform’s privacy policy to understand how your data is stored, used, and protected.

To get the most accurate and up-to-date information, I recommend checking the specific documentation or support resources of Cursor or the platform you are using. They will provide detailed information about chat history, search capabilities, data ownership, and privacy policies.


When I ask Cursor the same question in Cursor docs site, it insists that it can do what I expect. I wish the same AI setup was running in Cursor itself!

Q: In Cursor chat window, when I ask specifics about using Cursor, it answers as chatgpt, not Cursor, and says I must check Cursor documentation for Cursor-specific questions. Why?

A: I apologize for the confusion in your question. It seems there might be a misunderstanding about how to interact with Cursor’s AI features. Let me clarify based on the information available in the documentation:

Cursor actually does allow you to ask about Cursor features using its built-in AI chat functionality. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the AI pane: You can toggle the AI pane by pressing Ctrl/⌘ + L. This will open and focus on the chat feature within Cursor.
  2. Use Cursor Chat: Once the AI pane is open, you can type your questions or requests about Cursor features directly into the chat input box.
  3. Submit your query: To send your question, simply press Enter.

The AI assistant in Cursor is designed to help you with various tasks, including answering questions about Cursor’s features. It’s not ChatGPT, but rather an AI assistant specifically tailored for use within the Cursor editor.

If you’re having trouble getting responses about Cursor features, you might want to check a few things:

  1. Make sure you’re using the latest version of Cursor.
  2. Verify that you have an active internet connection.
  3. Ensure that you’ve set up any necessary API keys in the Cursor settings.

If you’re still experiencing issues, you might want to reach out to Cursor’s support team for further assistance.