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

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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 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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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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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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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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Why is there a duplicate entry for my TextMate?

I was changing the default program to open .txt files with and I noticed 2 entries for TextMate. Its one of those little things that annoy me. How can I fix it? I didn't see 2 directors of ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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What is the keyboard short cut to cycle to a minimized window?

For example, if I have 2 Safari windows open. One is minimized and I have focus on the other one, how do I open the minimized one with out using the mouse? I found ⌘-` activates the next open window ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Using caps lock key instead of right click (contextual menu)

I'd like to remap Caps Lock to right click - for the cases where I can focus on objects with cursor keys, or tab. For instance after selecting files in Finder I'd like to hit Caps Lock and get the ...
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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 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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Passing selected folder path to custom Service executing AppleScript

I have a custom Service I created in Automater. Right now, the service shows up in my context (right-click) menu, when right-clicking on any folder. In Automater, I added the Run AppleScript action, ...
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User defined menu shortcut doesn't work with Safari

I want to add a shortcut to "refresh" the web page in Safari (5.0.2). I added a shortcut definition in the System Preferences. I disabled the usage of the Fonction keys by the System. I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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After 10.9.2 updated, OSX crashed, contextual menu broken

1/After I updated to 10.9.2 this morning, my OSX keeps crashing over and over again. Up to now is almost 10 times or more. 2/Besides that issue, I also found my Contextual Menu in Finder really ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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How is it possible to have global hotkeys in OSX?

By "global" I mean that kind of shortcuts that I am using in Windows and that are set within and for an application but that can be used when that application is hidden or minimized (not on top). ...
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Change Ctrl+Arrow and Ctrl+Shift+Arrow to jump/jump+select a single word rather than the whole line?

In order to change the way home and end function on OS X so it matches other devices I frequently utilised this 'hack'. Is there a similar way to override the way Ctrl+arrow and Ctrl+Shift+arrow work? ...
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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 ...