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Fixed ‚View Javadoc in external Browser‘ in IntelliJ IDEA

15. März 2008 3 Kommentare

An annoyance in IntelliJ IDEA was that the command ‚View Javadoc in external Browser‘ did not work
per default on a mac. On a mac with it’s own java sources the api-doc are located inside a jar and therefore
not able to browse through a normal webbrowser. (If you know a browser which can handle a jar://xxx address let me now in a comment)

IntelliJ does not open or extract those files per default so I did by hand with:

cd /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.5.0/Home
jar xf docs.jar // this will extract the contents of the jar
jar xf appledocs.jar // dito

No we need to point IntelliJ to the extracted files. Open your Preferences -> Project Preferences.
Click on the desired JDK and then click on the tab ‚javadocs‘. Remove the old entries for the jar and enter
the extracted path

Not it works. To test it, move the cursor to a class,member whatever and press <Shift>+<F1>. The appropriate javadoc should open in your default browser.

This is not a bug fix, just a bad default configuration. I’d like to see this fixed in the next release…

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