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On the dock in Mojave I have a Downloads icon which, when clicked, displays a window type thing with a list of downloaded files.

I would like to right-click on an icon and select the app to open the file with. How can I get that context menu to display for icons in the downloads window?

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  • At the top of the "window type thing" arranged in the shape of an arc (yeah - weird) is an icon to open the Downloads folder in Finder. If you click on that, you'll of course open a Finder window in which the right-click options are available. I know of no way to add that to "the arc" :)
    – Seamus
    Feb 11 '20 at 21:53
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How can I get that context menu to display for icons in the downloads window?

You can’t.

The stacks were designed to be a quick way to open items in the folder. If you wanted to do anything more (copy, move, delete, etc.), you needed to actually be in a Finder window, thus the shortcut at the top which launches you into one.

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