While I was reversing a binary I noticed that IDA Pro had adjusted the pseudocode that initially was generated. This happened after I started reversing the binary and renamed functions and variables to more appropriate names. IDA Pro had then "prettified" or re-analyzed the pseudocode somehow.

I am not sure what keys I pressed or options I clicked to achieve this, but it was extremely useful.

How can I replicate this?

  • Hi and welcome to RE.SE. Please be more specific. Also, since you mentioned pseudo-code (which IDA does not generate), I replaced ida by hexrays. The latter is the plugin for IDA providing decompilation (and generating pseudo-code).
    – 0xC0000022L
    Feb 28, 2020 at 7:54

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While in the pseudocode view pressing F5 will re-decompile the current function.

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