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F1 key for Help

 
Leendert Roenhorst
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I want to use the F1 key for the implementation of help. Help has to be fired whenever the F1 key is pressed, no matter where the focus is. I could use inputmaps and actionmaps for this matter, only I use the MVC model, where I use one controller for all the functions of the application. This controller is an actionlistener, I don't want it to be an action. It is an KeyListener as well, but with keyevents the component has to have the focus.
I don't have and I don't want a menu, so I can't use accelarators as well.
Has someone a solution ?
 
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