He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought--
So rested he by the tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
Actions are extensions of the java AbstractAction classes which can be bound to a menu, popupmenus, keysequences or buttons. They represent the functionality after the button, menu or keystroke. Actions have no arguments associated with them but are executed within a context (in most cases the current buffer) which can change their behavior. Actions are also bound to LISP functions defined in the JABBERWOCKY package. You can thus activate the actions from within LISP or via the IDE. For further information on specific actions use the following links.