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

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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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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 show menu item hot keys?

In (insert any other OS here), many context menus items have hot keys for fast access (which are shown by underlining the appropriate character). Is there a way to get this working on Mac? There do ...
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How to select paragraphs with similar style in Pages 5?

Pages '09 had the paragraph styles drawer with a list of all styles. Each style had the following context menu: On the new Pages 5, this is how that context menu looks however. I can't seem to ...
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Create new file from contextual menu

Is there a program I can download to add an option to create a new file to the contextual menu of finder? NuFile doesn't seem to work in Snow Leopard.
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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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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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How can I create custom right click context menu items in Mountain Lion? (“New File”, “Open Terminal Here”, etc.)?

I've been a native windows'er up until this year and have finally made the jump to OSX. I've found my workflow (web developer) has increased substantially and I love the general performance and ...
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Disable services from context menu by Terminal

I know I can disable the context menu items by going to System preferences > Keyboard > Shortcut but I want to disable services by commandline. Does anyone knows if this is possible?
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How to disable context-menu closing behavior (missed-click)

Whenever I right click and the system's context menu shows up, if I happen to click anywhere in that menu that isn't one of the options (e.x. the horizontal rules and spaces at the top and bottom), it ...
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How to create a service (shown in the context menu on the URL) in Safari?

I want to create a service which will be shown in the context menu when I right-click on any link in the Safari (need get the URL into the service). This is my current contextual services menu on the ...
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How do I disable the Minimize (command-M) shortcut in Mavericks?

I want to unset the Cmd+M shortcut but I can't seem to find it. I've checked System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts but no luck there. I've even tried running defaults write -g ...
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Is it possible to get rid of the delay between right-clicking and seeing the context menu?

I'm finding that in OS X there's a delay between right clicking and actually seeing the context menu (or whatever I'm trying to get at). I've never noticed a delay like this in other operating ...
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Remove system default / third-party app 'service' items from OS X context menus?

I'm in the process of replacing OS X's default 'Search with Google' context menu item (found when you right click on text in many apps like Terminal, Notes, or third party ones like the RSS reader ...
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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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Safari - Easy way to open a link in private window?

Is there an easy way to open links in a private window in Safari in OS X? With this, I mean copying the link and pasting it in a new private window not as being easy. In Chrome and Firefox, you can ...
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Copy a file's NSURL to clipboard

I am trying to do a rather simple thing: in the context menu I want to have an action (e.g. with Automator) that gets and copies the file's NSURL to clipboard. The solution seems simple, but it does ...
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Context menu won't close

I have a firefox context menu that is stuck on my desktop: The menu doesn't responding to clicking. How can I close the menu without closing firefox?
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How to register program for filetype without extension?

For years, I have had to right click on Makefile and GNUmkefile, Right Click, select Open With..., and then pick the same program. (In this case, its a particular text editor because it takes 5 to 10 ...
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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 ...
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Adding command “zip -er” to context menu

As in title, is there a way to add command "zip -er" to context menu? I was looking in services but with no success. My goal is to have similar postion to "compress" in context menu.
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How to open “search with google” in context menu with Google Chrome

I've replaced the default search engine via the context menu with Bing (see this question) But it still opens that link in Safari, even though my default browser is Google Chrome. How can I have OSX ...
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Replace “search with google” with “search with bing” in context menu

Is there a way to replace this context menu item to search with Bing instead of Google? I looked under Keyboard shortcuts > Services but can't find how to change/add this option.
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How do you exclude applications from the 'open with' menu

I've got quite a list of installed application. The result is there are many applications bloating the 'open with' menu. Is there a way to exclude applications from the 'open with' menu? If it's ...
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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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GUI/UI is messed up? (Lion)

Using Mac OSX 10.7.5. The contextual menu text is barely even visible. I have restored GUI files from a MacBook with a non-tampered with version of OSX (Modified files: SArtFile.bin, ArtFile.bin, and ...
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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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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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How can I make a keyboard shortcut for an item with unicode characters?

I have used custom keyboard shortcuts for a long time, and as usual the new version of OSX Yosemite changes all the app translations to make them slightly different enough that none of them work. ...
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How to create new folder using contextual menu in MAC OS?

I want to create a short cut to create new folder from the right-click/contextual menu in Mac Mavericks. What is the procedure to do so?
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How to open terminal from within a folder using contextual menu? [duplicate]

I want to create a shortcut to open a Terminal window from within a folder using contextual menu in Mavericks. What is the procedure to do so?
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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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Version display on Right Click Open With on MAC OSX

I have developed an app which supports opening of text files. Everything is working fine except when right clicking on .txt files and choosing open with... it displays my application with its version ...
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Repurposing “menu” button on Windows keyboards used in OS X

Windows keyboards map pretty intuitively to OS X, leaving only the "context menu" button a little purposeless. I would like the menu key to behave as another Command key. How does one define what the ...
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Invoke Keyboard Shortcut

Is it possible to invoke a keyboard shortcut from applescript? For example I like to run the F11 keyboard shortcut.
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How do I do a diagonal-arrow keyboard shortcut?

Occasionally, you see a keyboard shortcut for something in an app's menus that shows a diagonal-pointing arrow (one that points 45, 135, 225, or 315 degrees) rather than your standard up, right, down, ...
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Contextual menu item disappearing after some time

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.1 Phenomenon 1: Right after startup. The contextual menu looks like this. Then after a certain amount of time. The contextual menu will turn to this. Note this is ...
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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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Contextual menu in Safari does not offer option to download PDF

Some websites (e.g., for academic journals) show PDF files in frames. Sometimes I would like to download the PDF file, but doing so is annoyingly difficult: right-clicking on the PDF brings up a ...
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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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Deselect text using keyboard shortcut or prevent selection of word/link on right click

I often copy links in Chrome with the context menu, to paste into a chat window (Adium). This process selects the link on copy. When I cmd+tab back to my browser window, the text is still selected and ...
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How to add a quick-launch icon in my Dock for a program I've downloaded?

I've downloaded jmeter and put it in my Applications folder. I've made it executable. I can cd to /Applications/apache-jmeter-2.11/bin and can run it in a terminal with $ ./jmeter or by double-...
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How to assign hotkeys to paragraph styles in Pages 5?

Pages '09 had the paragraph styles drawer with a list of all styles. Each style had the following context menu: On the new Pages 5, this is how that context menu looks however. Noticeably ...
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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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How to change the finder services submenu threshold?

In the finder context menu, there is a list of services at the very bottom. Once this list grows beyond 4, it becomes a submenu instead. Is there a way to affect this threshold, i. e. have five ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open context menu

Does OS X have a Windows Shift + F10 equivalent? I need a keyboard shortcut to open the context menu without a mouse.
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Hide applications in contextual menu 'Open with' from an other OS X installation [closed]

I just installed OS X 10.10 Yosemite (but this problem exists for any other OS with applications that run on your current Mac OS) and, because I have a Carbon Copy Clone of my old Mavericks ...
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Is it possible to select the previous similar text in Sublime?

In OSX, command + D will allow us to select the next similar text in sublime, but command + shift + D will duplicate the text. Is it possible to select the previous text? If so, what is the keyboard ...
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Assign the launchPad hotkey to another Application

I'd like to set the launchPad key : to the Application windows (See all) function but I can't manage to do it. Any clue ?
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How to disable CMD + E to eject

I have a macbook air, I want to disable the CMD+E keyboard shortcut to eject because I want to assign to another application and I really dont need to eject anything as I dont have a cd drive. I've ...