Shortcut menus are also known as contextual menus or context menus.

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Firefox keyboard conflict: Command key, Control key, and Contextual Menus

I am using OSX 10.8, Firefox 17, and ruTorrent, a front-end webapp that displays a list of files on a server. Clicking on files while holding down the command key only highlights the newly clicked ...
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Adding The Delete Option To The Right Click Contextual Menu?

In Windows it is possible to permanently delete a file or folder from the right click contextual menu. The right click contextual menu in OS X, does not by default give the option to delete a file or ...
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Add shortcut for iTerm on Mountain Lion

I am trying to add shortcut for opening iTerm when I press F1. I added an application shortcut with this key but it does not work. I want to fire iTerm instantly irrespective of what application is ...
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Right-click, create a new text file. How?

In Finder > Select a folder > Right click, we get a popup with an option to create a new folder: Is there a way to add menu item New Textfile for adding a new text file?
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How do I stop Alfred from stealing command+shift+\?

I use the program Alfred2, unfortunately it keeps trying to steal the keyboard shortcut CMD+SHIFT+\. How do I stop it from doing so? It conflicts with other apps such as Aperture.
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How to create an Automator service to convert images from one file type into another file type using the right-click contextual menu?

Is it possible to create an Automator service to convert one file type into another file type using the right click contextual menu (eg JPEG, PDF, PNG, TIFF) without the need to install a dedicated ...
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How to create a keyboard short cut (F7) for example to launch the terminal app? [duplicate]

How to create a custom keyboard shortcut that launches a terminal window? e.g. when I press F7, it would launch a new terminal window no matter what application is in the foreground. Thanks
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Automatically Inserting Text Globally

Let's say I want this action to happen on any program whenever I press F10 (or some other custom key combination): Paste the text: "Hello World!" There's a similar tool in Windows called AutoHotKey ...
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Avoid using command for keyboard shortcuts

I work with a disabled person who uses their communication-aid to control their iMac through keyboard and mouse commands. I'm setting up keyboard shortcuts to launch applications directly using ...
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Dictionary definition for hyperlinks

Normal Behavior: When highlighting a word on a webpage, and right clicking on it, a contextual menu pops up; you can get the dictionary definition by choosing, "Look Up 'SelectedWordHere'". However, ...
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Submenu for services

I have written a small application and want to allow other applications to share data with it. My first idea was to integrate it into the service menu. However, I need dynamically populated submenus ...
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Keyboard shortcut for current window position

I am looking for the keyboard shortcut to place the current window in half of the screen, either to the left or right. This functionality is performed in windows by typing the windows button plus left ...
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Clear multiple entries form “Open With” context menu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix lsregister failing associations after reboot? How do I clear multiple entries of the same application from the "Open With" context menu?
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Right-click causes application crash

I have a serious problem with right clicking. When ever I try to open the contextual menu in certain applications like the iWork Suite, MS Office or Evernote, I get the beach ball. I've completely ...
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Delete items on the contextual menu (right click) [duplicate]

In this case, I only need help with the contextual menu which appears when you right click on a folder in Finder. I would like to delete this two items: Burn "folder" to disc... and Labels. All ...
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how to remove the shortcut on Finder top bar (see picture)

I don't know how I got these shortcuts on Finder's bar (look on the right). These shortcuts are on every Finder windows. How to remove them ? What's those shortcut called ? This picture is worth ...
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“New Folder with Selection” question

I'm looking for a way to change the minimum number of files required to 1 so I can make a folder from a single selected file rather than having to have 2 selected before it becomes available. To see ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to queue a selected song so that iTunes will play it next?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to queue up a selected song to the "Up Next" playlist that was introduced in iTunes 11? I like that new feature but having to alt-click or select from a panel isn't fast ...
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Remove entries from finder's context menu?

Does any one know how can I remove items that I never use from the context menu? e.g.: Burn "yadda yadda" to Disk...
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How can I assign different characters to different keyboard shortcuts on Mac?

I am using Macbook Air with OS 10.8.2. I bought my MAC from the US, and then moved to another country. Therefore, I had to change my keyboard language. The problem is the keyboard layout is not the ...
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How do I remove the Finder context option after removing an app?

I got an app a long time ago (called SourceTree) that adds an option to Finder's context menu. The way I installed the app was by simply moving it to my Applications folder, and it didn't come with an ...
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How do I remove the “Open With”context menu items caused by VMware Fusion?

I would like to clean up the massive amount of junk in my contextual menu. I have VM Fusion 5 installed and it is one of the main culprits, showing multiple entries of Windows Apps within my context ...
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How do I fix duplicate 'Open with…' options? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I modify the list of Applications under 'Open With…'? OS X > 10.8 When right click a file, select 'Open With', some applications are duplicate. ...
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How can I add a custom context menu item on a text selection in the Terminal?

When I am using the Terminal, I can select a URL in the text and open a context menu that lets me "Open URL". What I would like to do is customize the behavior of this "Open URL" action or add another ...
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How to implement shortcut commands to the “Share > Email” under contextual menu?

How to implement shortcut commands to the "Share > Email" under contextual menu in Mountain Lion?
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Contextual Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut for a contextual menu item and if so, how? I'm not sure if this functionality was available in Lion, but if it wasn't, maybe it is in Mountain Lion.
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Has anyone figured out a keyboard shortcut to globally strikethrough selected text in any OS X app?

We have ⌘B to bold, ⌘I to italicise, ⌘U to underline, but we don't (as far as I can tell) have a shortcut to strikethrough selected text in any OS X rich editor. I added a keyboard shortcut into ...
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Removing duplicate application entries in context menus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove duplicate “Open With” context menu items in Finder.app? I've installed Parallels Desktop 7 and I believe it's the reason I have duplicate application ...
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What advantage does clicking a menu separator have? [closed]

If you click a separator in a menu, such as the right click menu in Finder, it closes again. Why? In all other environments it does nothing, why has Apple decided to close the menu? Is it to avoid ...
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move to trash on ~/.Trash folder [closed]

Why finder application is showing move to trash on ~/.Trash folder? If you will click on move to trash it will show an indefinite progress indicator that will never ends.
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How can I get rid of this context menu option?

I deleted AppDelete from my computer because I used it once and it sat on my computer for like forever. Now every time I click on something in finder, it gives me the option to delete it with ...
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Strange keyboard shortcuts and menu items

I have just noticed that some items in the click-right menu and in the keyboard shortcuts settings are displayed in a different language now (Portuguese). The system default language is English and ...
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Navigating to options in context menus

When a context menu opens how do you know which keys are mapped to which entries in the menu? Is OS X just guessing or is there something that the developer specifically defined for these. In this ...
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Foreign language entries appearing in Safari context menu

I am getting some foreign language (Portuguese?) items appearing in my Safari 5.1.5 context menu, when I right-click on an element in a page (see below). My OSX 10.7.3 language is set to English. I ...
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OS X right click/context menu via keyboard

Is it possible to access the right click/context menu of the currently selected item (not the item under the mouse) by way of using a keyboard shortcut? If not, is there any way to achieve this, ...
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Add Cut file/folder option to right click or Context menu

I use Lion on my Macbook pro 13". I would like to add a context menu item called "Move" or "Cut" (just like Copy) and when I go to the desired location and hit "Paste", it should Move the file/folder ...
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Parallels - Can I have a keyboard shortcut for the context-menu key found on Wintel hardware?

On a lot of Windows keyboards there's a key to the right of the spacebar that brings up the context-menu (right-click menu) in applications (I'm running Win7). I can't seem to find a way to map this ...
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How do I open the context menu from a Mac keyboard?

In Windows, one can hit Shift+F10 to access the "Context Menu." But a similar keyboard action doesn't seem possible on Mac. One potential application... When I make a spelling error in a document, ...
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Adding to Mac OS X contextual menu Templates like on Linux Ubuntu

Does there exist some method to add the Create document function to the context menu? I would love a function like this with the Templates folder because I always need to create files with the same ...
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Remove services from context menus (but leave them in the app's Services menu)

I created a few services with Automator and it seems OS X automatically adds these to the context menu of files/folders that they apply to. Is it possible to remove the services from the context menu ...
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How can I speed up the Open With menu?

Whenever I right-click on a file and go to the Open With> menu, it always takes forever to load. I know I'm not the only one with this problem (at least I think so), so I was wondering if anyone has ...
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Adding contextual menu item to zero out files?

I want to be able to easily zero-out (make the filesize 0, not fill the existing filesize with 0s) files from the Finder by selecting files from within Finder and selecting an action from the right ...
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How to make the “Search with Google” menu option open up in a new tab by default in Safari?

I know I can Command-click it to achieve that. What I want is to change the default behavior from opening in the same tab to opening in a new tab. Is there an extension or a hidden configuration for ...
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“Contextual Menu Items” folder missing on my Mac.

I just can't find the folder "Contextual Menu Items" on my Mac. I tried these paths : /Library/Contextual Menu Items /System/Library/Contextual Menu Items /Users/nnnn/Library/Contextual Menu Items ...
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Remove item from Context Menu

I noticed extra options pop up in my context menus, I'm not sure how I managed to get it (or how long ago I installed this item), but does anyone know how I can remove it? Particularly the iconStiX ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with Dvorak keymapping

In the Dvorak key layout, Spotlight's shortcut masks the Undo shortcut, and I couldn't fix the problem by changing or disabling shortcut associations. Any advice?
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Why is it not possible to use the “cut” command to manipulate a file in the Finder?

On OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), I don't seem to be able to us the "Cut" command on a file in the Finder, like you can do in Windows Explorer on Microsoft Windows. (In Windows, once you select a file and ...
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“Search in Google” always open Safari instead of default browser

I want to make the Search in Google context menu to open my default browser instead of Safari.
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Mac Dictionary improvements

I tend to use the dictionary a lot on the mac. Its annoying to launch the app everytime i need to lookup a word. Are there any other apps/hacks to avoid this annoyance? Spotlight lookup is awesome, ...
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How do I remove duplicate “Open With” context menu items in Finder.app?

For whatever reason, the "Open With" context menu in Finder is always listing every app four times (exactly). I've read about (and tried) rebuilding the Launch Services database to restore the ...