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Context-sensitive help...

Is there a way to pop up a relevant HTML help screen when pressing a key (F1) in a Java applet?

I've seen some discussion on this advising the use of HTML components, Swing text boxes and even Java browsers (e.g. ICE) but all I want to do is trigger a page from the browser I've currently got open.  The one that's running my applet.

Is this impossible?

Kryz.
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vladi21Commented:
applet.getAppletContext().showDocument("http://url");
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Displaying Documents in the Browser
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/applet/appletsonly/browser.html

Goto to a new URL from an Applet
http://codeguru.developer.com/java/articles/361.shtml
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heyhey_Commented:
you have to
0. associate help URL for every component.
1. add keyListener to every component.
2. when user presses F1, you have to open the correct web page.

you have to solve 0 yourslef, 2 is easy, for 1 take a look at

http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/javatips/jw-javatip72.html
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