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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 stop macOS from hiding a hidden app's windows in the app's Dock menu?

In recent versions of macOS (14.x / Sonoma at least), when an app is hidden, all its currently open windows are also hidden in its Dock menu… except those that are currently minimized in the Dock. ...
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Is there a quicker way to "Right click + Copy Image" on any browser on Mac?

I use Orion mainly since it adds a bit more screen area without going into fullscreen using their compact bar. Irrespective, a repetitive task I need during making notes is right clicking images and ...
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How to Modifiy the Right-Click Menu in Finder

I have an error in my context menu for *.txt files: That entry for MacVim_8.0 is wrong. At one point I changed the name of the app, when for some reason I had both v7 and v8 installed. But now I'm on ...
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How do I add, change or remove a key command (shortcut) from a menu item?

How do I add, change or remove a key command from an application's menu, or contextual menu, without any third party application? Can I use something other than Cmd ⌘ with my trigger? What if a menu ...
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How to duplicate tab via keyboard only in Google Chrome?

Is there a way to duplicate a Chrome tab in macOS via keyboard only? Showing the menu option to do this. There are a lot of keyboard shortcuts like Cmd+T, Cmd+Shift+T, is there a way to duplicate a ...
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Is it possible? Right-Click in Finder folder should launch a vi editor in that folder

I often find myself wanting to use the vi editor (vim) to add a text file in an open finder window (directory). I strongly dislike using TextEdit since it often mangles my text file. Currently I need ...
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Can I change the order of items in Mac OS X Safari's right click context menu?

If I'm in Safari then after right clicking on a link, the context menu will show "open link in new window" on top, and "open in new tab" below that. Is it possible to swap them, or ...
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Is it possible to move Quick Action from the separate tab directly to Context Menu?

I am using macOS Monterey 12.4. I've created a Quick Action and it appears in the "Quick Actions" tab inside Context Menu. Is it possible to move it to the main Context Menu somehow? As ...
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Open context menu at cursor when in a textfield (in Chrome) using the keyboard?

Is there a way to open the context menu (a.k.a. "the right click menu") at the text cursor, using the keyboard when typing in a text field in OSx? If not in general, at least for Google ...
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Mojave 10.14.6 is it possible to specific folder icons links in the finder context menu?

Being a 25 plus year daily Mac user I should be able to figure this out, but I'm lost. I'd like to create a clickable folder link in the context menu - hovering over it to see the contents if said ...
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Why do I get spurious context menu popup for left click?

On my MacBook Pro, when using the trackpad, I get spurious context menu popup when I'm trying to do a left click. It seems related to my other hand holding the laptop as I don't think it occurs ever ...
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Firefox: Is there a way to add a "look up" option to right-click 'context' menu?

I use my laptop with an external keyboard, mouse and monitor when I am at home. In order to look up a word when in Firefox I have to select it and then lean forward and do a 3-finger tap on the ...
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Menu with numbers like the one for special characters (accents)?

I would like to create a script to help searching a term in a website, depending on the site chosen. For the menu, I thought of having a menu such as the one that appears after we hold a certain, ...
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Remove 'Search the web' / 'Search with Google' service

How would you remove 'Search with Google' from the right-click menu? The setting in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts has no effect at all. Uninstalling Safari just turns 'Search with ...
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Change UI's menu select blink rate

Back in System 7 there was an option to change how many times a menu item would blink when selected: Is it still possible to change this setting in modern-day macOS versions? (I am using 10.14.6 ...
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Mac OS X 10.14.6 Add option to Right Click Menu in Finder

I'd like to add a new option to the right click menu in finder that would have the same effect as the command line % touch $(pwd) i.e. this will bring the folder to the top of the list when I have ...
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Very Odd Right-Click Behaviour on MBP 16

MBP 16 Catalina 10.15.5 Problem "Odd Behaviour" Right-click (2-finger tap on trackpad) URL or text. Whole URL is auto-highlighted and auto-selected (see image below): When I click "...
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right click menu - select search

Is there any way to customise the right click mouse menu that pops up over a highlighted word or phrase? I normally use Firefox, occasionally Safari or Brave. Normally DuckDuckGo to search, ...
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Remove file names from Finder right-click menu

This is a small annoyance I've always had with the Finder. When you right-click on items, some of the context menu's menu items then repeat the file name in their titles. Compress "some_file_name....
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Remove 'Tags' section from macOS Finder right-click context menu

When I right-click an item in Finder, the context menu has a Tags section containing colored tags: Tags... In previous versions of macOS / OS X, the section was called "Labels". I don't use Tags ...
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How do I use the right click look up feature everywhere on my Mac including Firefox?

I want to be able to double click on a word in my Firefox Browser and right click it and select look up to translate it. (or even better, double click and it shows the English dictionary explanation) ...
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Is there a fix for action extensions to appear consistently in a contextual menu (in the same context)?

I'm running macOS Mojave (10.14.6) and can’t seem to get action extensions to appear consistently in a contextual menu (right-click menu). One of the best-known action extensions is Apple's "Markup", ...
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How do I change ctrl and clicking to be interpreted as separate functions and not as right-clicking?

Karabiner has the option to disable ctrl-clicking entirely and register it as regular clicking, but that’s not what I want. In many videogames, Ctrl and Click are buttons you use simultaneously all ...
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How to disable "right click acting as left click"

I have this problem where I press the right click, and the mouse moves a few nanometer over the contextual-menu. When a release the right click, the system acts as if I just did a left click on the ...
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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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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 ...
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Remove "Move to Dropbox" menu from Finder context menu

I want to remove the annoying "Move to Dropbox" entry in the context menu when I right click a file in macOS Finder. I know I can disable Dropbox's Finder Extension all-together, but I do like the ...
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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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