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Thread: Executing a program on my computer with an ActionListener?

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    Default Executing a program on my computer with an ActionListener?

    HI, Ive only been learning Java for about 2 months and ive run into this problem while making a program. I have plenty of knowledge on ActionListeners but ive no idea how to program my button to execute a program like firefox, or a game on my hard disk. Running such programs is the whole point of my program so its kind of urgent....
    Here is what i have so far.....



    import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
    import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
    import javax.swing.*;
    public class newGUI extends JFrame {

    public newGUI() {

    setTitle("GetSum!");
    setSize(300,200);

    JTabbedPane jtp = new JTabbedPane();
    getContentPane().add(jtp);

    JPanel jp1 = new JPanel();
    JPanel jp2 = new JPanel();
    JPanel jp3 = new JPanel();
    JButton b1 = new JButton("Firefox");
    JButton b2 = new JButton("Minecraft");
    JButton b3 = new JButton("Chrome");
    JButton b4 = new JButton("Dead Space");

    JLabel label1 = new JLabel();
    label1.setText("Welcome To GetSum! Please select a menu:");
    JLabel label2 = new JLabel();
    label2.setText("The Website Menu!!!)");
    JLabel label3 = new JLabel();
    label3.setText("The Games Menu!");
    jp1.add(label1);
    jp2.add(label2);
    jp3.add(label3);
    jtp.addTab("Welcome!", jp1);
    jtp.addTab("Web Browsers", jp2);
    jtp.addTab("Games", jp3);
    jp2.add(b1);
    jp3.add(b2);
    jp2.add(b3);
    jp3.add(b4);
    b1.addActionListener(new Action());
    }


    static class Action implements ActionListener{

    public void actionPerformed (ActionEvent e){
    What should i put here to execute Firefox?

    }
    }



    public static void main(String[] args) {

    newGUI tp = new newGUI();
    tp.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
    tp.setVisible(true);

    }
    }


    Thanks, I hope you can help : - /


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    Runtime.exec()? The API is your friend.
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