GPT-3.5 / GPT-4

These are smart AI language models that are able to understand and write code. The number refers to its version.

  • GPT-4 is really smart but not as fast as GPT-3.5.
  • GPT-3.5 is less smart than GPT-4 but really fast.

AI Context

Currently, AI language models don’t have infinite memory. In addition to their base knowledge base, which they always have access to, they can only ‘see’ a limited amount of text. AI Context refers to the text that it can see. Everything outside of this context is forgotten by the AI.


Text or code embedding involves categorizing them into highly detailed categories. When you compare these categories between two pieces of text, you can determine how closely related they are to each other. This goes so far that you can identify which pieces of code are the most relevant to your question. An embedding only represents the extent to which a piece of text belongs to different categories, but it does not capture the actual context of the text.

Cursor AI Pane

The AI Pane is Cursor’s own sidebar, typically located on the right side of the editor. It contains the chat and a variety of additional settings.

You can open it by using the shortcut Ctrl/⌘ + K. Or click on the Toggle AI Pane button in the top menu. If you don’t see that button, you need to right-click on the top menu and enable Layout Controls.

Cursor Settings Popup

The Cursor Settings Popup contains various Cursor related settings. You can open it by clicking on the little settings button on the right in the top menu or by using the shortcut Ctrl/⌘ + Shift + J.