Viewing external doc fails on 1.5 Java Doc

If I'm in IDEA and select a JDK class (like Properties) and hit Shift-F1 (External Doc) I get this:  Cannot show "jar:///System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.5.0/Home/docs.jar!/doc/api/java/util/Properties.html" in external browser

It works on other non-JDK classes.  I'm on IJ 8.1 on OS X 10.5.6

1 comment
Comment actions Permalink


It most likely means that your browser cannot open URLs to jar archives. AFAIK, only FireFox can do it.

In IDEA 9 the special workaround feature is implemented:

For more earlier versions you can specify a directory instead of jar file in the JDK configuration.



Please sign in to leave a comment.