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Questions tagged [shortcut-menu]

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

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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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Contextual Menu Plugin for Browsing Folder (or disk) Contents By Right Clicking?

The title of this post is pretty on-the-money but I'll try to elaborate some anyway. I'm looking for a contextual menu plugin for Mac that will let me browse the contents of any folder or folder like ...
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Create Context Menu Items in Photos app

I have seen several blog posts and articles about how to create context menu items in Finder and have been motivated to try creating a Context Menu (right-click) Items inside the Photos app. Using ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for non-menued items Preview?

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut action for Preview, namely Draw and Sketch. However, they are are the NON-menued items, which means can't get it done in System Preference I see someone done ...
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Karabiner Elements: Why is a series (or sequence/batch) of keys called in {…“to”: …} only executed every second time?

I used the original Karabiner app 10.22 and could very precisely restrict any actions via Apple's Accessibility Inspector to work for specific dialogue windows. This is no longer possible with ...
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Is there a way to rename menu items in Firefox?

Google Chrome has a keyboard shortcut that I really like, command + shift + B. It hides and shows the bookmarks toolbar so I can use a new tab extension without worrying where my bookmarks are going ...
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Why did all my menus go blank and views become illegible?

MacBook Pro 15-inch 2017 i7 16GB OS Version: High Sierra 10.13.4 (it's possible it was an earlier version 10.13.3 or something because this occurred about a week ago) Take a look at these images ...
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“New Item” in Finder's right-click menu

In Windows when you're in File Explorer, you can right-click anywhere and create a new item of various types (there's then a submenu option to select which type: text file, ZIP file, etc., just to ...
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Shortcut to Bottom border in Numbers

Here there are many shortcuts for Numbers https://support.apple.com/kb/PH23737?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US. I would like to have one for Borrom border. I tried (without success) the following: ...
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How to disable “Look Up” context menu across macOS? [duplicate]

No matter which browser you use, there's always a Look Up menu when right-clicking any text inside the web browser. I have disabled Lookup/Spotlight suggestions on right-clicking, via System ...
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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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Shortcut Dock for some Application, (Not using Automator), change Icon Automator Dock Item

I'm using OS Independent ZIP because I'm using from Virtual Machines (Linux and Windows) and save space for several OS. I was using Automator to start Netbeans OS Independent ZIP from Dock, but When ...
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Application shortcuts do not match keyboard layout

My MacBook language is set to French, but the physical keyboard layout is US English, therefore I am using a US layout in layout preferences. Now, this is the problem: The above image shows the ...
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Create Google sheets shortcut in homescreen

How do you do this please? This quora answer instructs on how to create a shortcut to a sheet in safari, but how about creating a shortcut to a sheet in the sheets app?
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Shortcut for “Action” button on Finder toolbar

I am looking for a way to show a contextual menu for a Finder selected item from keyboard. According to the answers I saw, there is no macOS full equivalent for a Windows "Context Menu" button, but ...
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How to paste (⌘V) when it only works via context menu but not via keyboard

I have found the same issue with other apps too, but this is the one I remember. So, I am not sure if it's an OS level issue or an app issue. I using an app named "4k Video Downloader" (it downloads ...
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Bug: System Services Remain In Context Menu, Despite Being Disabled

I have found that if one disables the built-in "Search With Google" and "Look Up in Dictionary" systemwide "Searching" Services, they are not actually disabled. In this post, I focus on the "Search ...
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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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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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Services menu on right click in Apple Mail missing?

In macOS Sierra, Mail app, I select a message and right click. The "Services" selection is missing. I can select text within a message and right click, seeing the services menu, but I swear this ...
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Why are Finder contextual menus different on different macs?

I have a 21" iMac late 2010 running OS X 10.11.6 & a 13" MB-Pro late 2011 running the same. In /System/Libary/Core Services in the MBP, I have the following contextual menu: Whereas on the iMac, ...
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How can I change the tags in the context menu?

I can't find any way to edit the tags within the context menu which appears when you double-tap on a file in Finder. Is there a way to choose which ones appear? An example of what I mean is below:
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Executing “Copy Dropbox Link” with a script

I want to create a script that executes the command from the contextual (control-click) menu, "Copy Dropbox Link". How can I access this command with Applescript (or any other Mac scripting service)? ...
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How do I show menu item hot keys?

In (insert any other OS here), many context menus items have hot keys for fast access (which are shown by underlining the appropriate character). Is there a way to get this working on Mac? There do ...
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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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Is it possible to get rid of the delay between right-clicking and seeing the context menu?

I'm finding that in OS X there's a delay between right clicking and actually seeing the context menu (or whatever I'm trying to get at). I've never noticed a delay like this in other operating ...
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Copy a file's NSURL to clipboard

I am trying to do a rather simple thing: in the context menu I want to have an action (e.g. with Automator) that gets and copies the file's NSURL to clipboard. The solution seems simple, but it does ...
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How to register program for filetype without extension?

For years, I have had to right click on Makefile and GNUmkefile, Right Click, select Open With..., and then pick the same program. (In this case, its a particular text editor because it takes 5 to 10 ...
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Replace “search with google” with “search with bing” in context menu

Is there a way to replace this context menu item to search with Bing instead of Google? I looked under Keyboard shortcuts > Services but can't find how to change/add this option.
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How do you exclude applications from the 'open with' menu

I've got quite a list of installed application. The result is there are many applications bloating the 'open with' menu. Is there a way to exclude applications from the 'open with' menu? If it's ...
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How can I make a keyboard shortcut for an item with unicode characters?

I have used custom keyboard shortcuts for a long time, and as usual the new version of OSX Yosemite changes all the app translations to make them slightly different enough that none of them work. ...
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Safari - Easy way to open a link in private window?

Is there an easy way to open links in a private window in Safari in OS X? With this, I mean copying the link and pasting it in a new private window not as being easy. In Chrome and Firefox, you can ...
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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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Version display on Right Click Open With on MAC OSX

I have developed an app which supports opening of text files. Everything is working fine except when right clicking on .txt files and choosing open with... it displays my application with its version ...
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Repurposing “menu” button on Windows keyboards used in OS X

Windows keyboards map pretty intuitively to OS X, leaving only the "context menu" button a little purposeless. I would like the menu key to behave as another Command key. How does one define what the ...
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Invoke Keyboard Shortcut

Is it possible to invoke a keyboard shortcut from applescript? For example I like to run the F11 keyboard shortcut.
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Contextual menu in Safari does not offer option to download PDF

Some websites (e.g., for academic journals) show PDF files in frames. Sometimes I would like to download the PDF file, but doing so is annoyingly difficult: right-clicking on the PDF brings up a ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to open context menu

Does OS X have a Windows Shift + F10 equivalent? I need a keyboard shortcut to open the context menu without a mouse.
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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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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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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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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 it to another application and I really don't need to eject anything as I don't have a CD drive. I'...
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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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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 double-...
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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). (e.g....
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Context menu got empty separator

I’ve got empty lines in context menus, what is it and how could I get rid of it?
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Deselect text using keyboard shortcut or prevent selection of word/link on right click

I often copy links in Chrome with the context menu, to paste into a chat window (Adium). This process selects the link on copy. When I cmd+tab back to my browser window, the text is still selected and ...