Users expect context sensitive help to describe contents of windows and dialogs.
Currently we only have task-based help. Context sensitive help needs to answer
the question: "What do I put in this entry field?" or "How do I set this
Before such help can be provided, "hooks" (e.g. Help buttons) for existing and
pending dialogs, wizards and other components need to be made available.
Note: Help buttons normally appear on dialogs/wizards and apply to the current
panel. Any Swing component in the GUI (and also many indirectly displayed
objects, e.g. Explorer nodes, etc.) can have a HelpCtx, so F1 works on them. In
the future there will be a toolbar button for a help cursor to make this more
visible. Many things actually already have help IDs but they are not mapped to
I think it isn't sunstainable, we can't provide help for everything ;(
reassigne to usersguide
Closing the issue.
Now almost all dialogs have "Help" buttons that are mapped to specific help topics. If a particular topic is missing, a separate issue must be filed.