Help dialogues that take the current state of an application interface into account.

Context-sensitive help is a form of help dialogue or information that is specificly designed for the current state of an application interface. Context-sensitive help is often embedded or accessible via the in form of tooltips, popups or buttons that trigger the opening of the help. For these reasons, context-sensitive help is often short and specific.

Context-sensitive help, as opposed to general online help or online manuals, doesn't need to be accessible for reading as a whole. Each topic is supposed to describe extensively one state, situation, or feature of the software.

(retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Context-sensitive_help - 2013-02-05)

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