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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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Mojave 10.14.6 is it possible to specific folder icons links in the finder context menu?

Specifically the desktop, but other folder/location links would be great too. 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 ...
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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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Make dropdowns (right click menus) on small screen appear bigger

This sound a bit weird, but when you see the following screenshots you will understand what I mean. On my MacBookAir (13,3") dropdowns (rightclick menus) that are opened at the bottom side of the ...
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Highlight text in Books without context menu automatically opening

Is there anyway to stop the context menu from popping up automatically after highlighting text in the Books application? It's just a personal preference, but usually I like to highlight the lines of ...
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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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Apple long-press-for-accents menu disables itself immediately after switching focus upon login

I use the Apple PressAndHold accent menu extensively to write accented characters for French, German, Italian and Chinese, as well as for phonetics. Recently it's started to disable itself. Upon boot ...
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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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suddenly all special characters like `control`, `option` and `command` have disappeared from menus

OK this is weird, suddenly all special characters have disappeared from all my menus on all my applications. Anyone have any clues on this? Trying to think of anything I've done recently. This is ...
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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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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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