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Questions tagged [contextual-menu]

A contextual menu, also called context menu or shortcut menu, gives people access to frequently used commands related to the current context.

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Can I prevent websites from disabling the context menu in Safari on macOS?

More and more websites seem to disable the context menu in web browsers. Can I prevent websites from disabling the context menu in Safari on macOS?
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On Mac, is it possible to generate a folder structure in Finder's contextual menu?

For every new project I start, I create a standard folder structure that looks like this: (NUMBER) Client Name: - Subfolder 1 - Subfolder 2 - Subfolder 3 - Subfolder 4 Or like so: Currently, I copy-...
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customizing right click contextual menu to a send attachments using a Wavebox mail client

So i have started using wavebox client (since all my email accounts are on gsuite), and one issue that I am running into is that I can't attach files to an email in wavebox and I don't know how to set ...
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How can I avoid accidental right-clicks now that the Macbook trackpad is so big?

I just bought a summer-2018 Macbook Pro, with a very big trackpad. The result is that I frequently experience accidental right-clicks when I click but one of my other fingers is touching the trackpad....
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“Open File in BBEdit” missing from right click menu

I have the most recent version of BBEdit installed on my MacBook and iMac, both running the most recent versions of macOS. On my MacBook, when I right click on a file, the menu shows the options to "...
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Why do I get a HTML unescaped context menu in Chrome?

When I right click on any of the input enabled controls in Chrome on my macOS Sierra, I now-a-days get this first option, which I could get using Cmd + Ctrl + Space. Looks like something's broken? ...
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Two finger tap selects text in web browsers

Because of the selection I see a different context menu and it's really annoying. How to change this behaviour? It's the same for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
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How to edit the Finder context menu when no file or folder is clicked

I want to create shortcuts like "Copy path of current folder" and "Open terminal in current folder" in the screenshotted context menu. I know how achieve this with Services and Automator but only for ...
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OS X Sierra - Force focus follow click events?

Some questions I found that I think are similar just not asked in the same context and the answers are not too promising: Can I remove the useless click when switching monitors? macOS windows ...
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Safari search google directly on right click highlighted link text

I am using Safari 11 on macOS 10.13. Just wondering why right clicking the link text would make "Search with Google" moved to "Services"? Thanks. Normal Search with Google: More steps for a Google ...
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Change right-click settings to highlight more than just 1 word

I am trying to change the default settings for right-clicking text in macOS. By default, the word that is being hovered over is selected/highlighted and the contextual menu appears, however, I would ...
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All Tags Not Showing on Mac Right Click

Ok, this is a simple one that has been bugging me for months. I've searched here, Google, everywhere for an answer. There is plenty of info about creating tags, changing the names/colors, assigning ...
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Right-click for Creating a New Document - How?

I am comfortable with creating new documents from command line on OS X (in my case El Capitan), but I wanted to explore the possibility to have Windows-like option to create a new document on right ...
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Is it possible to display all of the Service titles in the context menu?

When one has more than three Services in a context menu, what occurs is that they are automatically kept within a "Services" sub-menu. The user then must hover over this sub-menu before they may click ...
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How can I restrict a Service context menu item to appear only when certain text is selected?

I am trying to figure out a way to have a Service show up in a context menu when text is selected, but if and only if that selected text is a URL. The Automator Service in question will take the ...
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Mouse click event being fired on right mouse-down AND right mouse-up

I've run into an interesting issue while trying to migrate to MacOS. Whenever I go to right-click something, a click event will be fired on the initial mouse-down event, and then a click event will ...
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Assign shortcut for “Look Up” in context menu

I'm looking for a way to assign a shortcut for the right click button Look Up. So that I can just select some text and call that without using the mouse. Below is the pop-up that shows up when you ...
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messages extension in the share menu does not work

what i found is, if u uncheck iCloud contacts under internet account, then it work fine, i can then forward a website using the share menu in safari or file using the share menu in the contextual menu(...
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Annoyance in macOS vs Windows: where to right-click when in list view in Finder?

This doesn't just apply to right-clicking. Really I could have titled this: Where is the "blank space" when in list view in Finder? Open a Windows Explorer window in Windows and change to "Details" ...
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Is it possible to change the order of contextual menu items?

When one right-clicks selected text on a Mac, one is presented with various contextual menu items. Is it possible to rearrange these items? Specifically, I would like to move the last item in this ...
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Right clicking on hyperlink in chrome always behaves like left click (/open)

Although right click in chrome is generally working - as shown in screenshot - it does not (with any kind of reliability at least..) on links. Instead when right clicking on a link it just opens .. ...
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How to disable “look up” context menu in Google Chrome OSX 10.10+?

This is a distinct question from Is the "Lookup in Dictionary" context menu option hardcoded in Google Chrome for Mac? I want to get rid of the "Look Up x" contextual menu in Chrome: How ...
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Convert document to PDF from right-click context menu

Sometimes I have doc and txt files that I need to convert to PDF. It'd be great if I didn't have to open an application to convert the item to PDF. Is there some way to add a convert/print to PDF ...
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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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Unwrap Finder Folder

I really like the (new-ish) Finder contextual menu option to move selected files into a new folder. I was wondering if the opposite exists too, where a folder is "unwrapped", where the contents are ...
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How to move dock items?

Options gives me (slack) or (chrome) but I don't get the options to rearrange the icons in the dock. I can't 'drag' the item either. How can I achieve this? I am on yosemite 10.10.2
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Disable share (email, message, airdrop) on Finder and Safari

Finder has the option to share via email, message or airdrop is you right-click/(control-click) on a file as one can see in the image below, I don't need this feature and I wouldn't mind if it weren'...
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Can't delete photo, right clicking doesn't bring up trash can

I'm trying to delete a photo but it won't bring up any trash icons I've read about when right clicked. I tried dragging it to trash on the Dock and there are now multiple copies of the photo in the ...
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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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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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Secondary (right) click doesn't work after disconnecting mouse

Whenever I disconnect a mouse (a generic cheapo Lenovo branded one) and reconnect it, I lose the ability to right click using the mouse. I have to resort to using CTRL+Left click. I have tried it with ...
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Does right clicking always select the text below the cursor on a mac?

I am pretty new to mac, I am on a desktop mac with a Logitech mouse. Every time I right click on some text - it selects the word under the cursor. Is this normal? If it is - is there any way to ...
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Play folder with right button with VLC

as a "switcher" I have discovered one functionally that I like in Windows and I don't see in Mac. I want to play all the media files in a folder with VLC with the right click and "Play all" but in ...
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Enable right click Magic Mouse in Terminal

I am trying to enable the right click on a Magic Mouse connected to an iMac running 10.6.8, but due to parental controls, I am unable to gain access to the Mouse System Preferences. I know you can ...
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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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Missing a lot of options from Finder's right click context menu

No idea what caused this or why it's happening, but when I right click something in Finder I'm missing a lot of the standard options that should be there (dropbox options, labels, etc). I've ...
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How to send the right-click event to a tab-chosen control from an application or service?

This is what I want to achieve: to not need to touch the trackpad/mouse at all. Why? I'm at least 10x faster on keyboard. I want to use TAB (or other hotkeys where appropriate) to select a desired ...
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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 right-drag using trackpad only, for Windows on MacBook

Is there ANY way -- either from Apple or via third party utility software -- to enable the built-in TrackPad on a MacBook Pro laptop to do a real "right-click drag" function? Note I'm asking for ...
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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 the ...
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how to put the two fingers right click(secondary click) on macbook with Mountain Lion

I have a late 2009 macbook which has the trackpad with division, unlike the ones that are in market right now. I upgraded to Mountain Lion(10.8.x) but I forgot how to enable the Secondary two fingers ...
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Magic Mouse right click lost every day

My Magic Mouse at work looses right-click functionality every day, although System Preferences says it's enabled. I usually leave the computer at the "Login window" before leaving, and authenticate ...
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How can I right click on a Mac using only the trackpad in a dual-boot environment?

I am absolutely new to Mac OS and can't determine hot to issue a right click on my Mac. If I want a shortcut menu to appear I can ctrl + click to get the same effect or I can use an old mouse that has ...
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How to change bookmarks in Firefox shortcuts with right mouse button?

If I right click on a bookmark in my shortcuts, there are no options to modify it. Usually in other operating systems, you can change a bookmark with the right mouse button. (The only way I found out ...
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How do I perform a right-click-drag with the trackpad on Windows 7 under Bootcamp?

I tried two-finger-click and drag. Nope, doesn't work. I tried clicking in the bottom right corner with one finger, but can't seem to drag. I'm on a early 2011 Macbook Pro running Bootcamp 4 and OS ...
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How to map the bottom right Trackpad corner to right-click programmatically?

I’m looking for a command (defaults write …) to enable right-click by tapping the bottom right Trackpad corner. This can be enabled as follows: System Preferences → Trackpad → Point & Click → ...