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

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How do I edit "Open With" menu to remove duplicated items (macOS 14)

The problem is my Edge has upgraded from 80 to 97, so the answer here How do I remove specific items from my "Open With..." menu in High Sierra?, open the app to edit Info.plist won't work ...
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Default application not respected—cause/fix?

I have an album in Music.app with 21 .m4a files and two .mp3.  The .m4a were purchased from Apple.  The other two were purchased but converted to MP3 by Amadeus Pro.  Default opener for all .m4a is ...
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Add a keyboard shortcut (hotkey) to Finder to copy path and open in QuickTime

I'm looking to build a script which does 2 things: Copy the full path of a file in Finder to the clipboard (currently you have to right-click a file to open the context menu, and then hold down the ...
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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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"Copy" grayed out in context menu

The context menu in Firefox sometimes shows Copy as greyed out: Why? And how can I fix it? Additional information: If it happens, Cmd+C still does work I can right-click the text several times, but ...
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TextEdit’s "Orientation Layout"

Just discovered a very nice feature of Services on the context menu.  In TextEdit, selecting Orientation Layout→Vertical rotates the text and characters 90° clockwise, keeping the window geometry the ...
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Add custom right-click Desktop context action on Mac [duplicate]

I have seen variations of this question asked about 50 times, but never from the "Desktop". All are asking how to add right-click contextual actions from "Finder" or something else....
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A keyboard shortcut to the top menu bar music sources

I have this icon in my Mac menu bar: It's very useful to toggle between two different audio source apps I have open at the same time. Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle between them (ie I want to ...
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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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How to paste copied text without formatting [duplicate]

Text copied do clipboard with Command+C shortcut and paste with Command+V contains formatting. Some editors have a dedicated function that allows removing formatting. But when I'm composing an email ...
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Keyboard sequence command + [ in `terminal`

When I press ⌘+[ in the Terminal app on my 10.15.7 MBP machine, it causes the Terminal to rotate between the open Terminal windows. The sequence ⌘+] cycles in the opposite direction. However, the ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to toggle between analog and digital clock, date, and day of the week

Is there a way to create a shortcut so that I can display the clock differently? I would like to have the option for the menu bar to show only the analog clock without the date or the day of the week: ...
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A menu popped up on my Iphone and now I can't use touchscreen

So today in the afternoon my mother pressed on some kind of a button on her iPhone. She has iPhone 13. The menu looks like a hand and when you open it up you have some kind of arrows. Now I tried to ...
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How to close the search bar of TextEditor?

The search bar appears by pressing Cmd+F, but how can I close it?
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Is it possible to enable going to the bottom of the context menu from top with pressing up key?

I want to navigate between the last item and first one in context menu using arrow keys. Normally in linux it would go to bottom when I press the up arrow key when in first item. But in MacOS it stays ...
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Text substitutions for superscript and subscript

There is a way to individually create text substitutions on Mac for most applications, by going to System Preferences→Keyboard→Text and then creating text substitutions. For example, I've made the ...
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How to use `click` in a shortcut? (Run a service when clicking a link)

Is it possible to run an Automator service with an alternate click, e.g. ⌘ + ⇧ + Click? This kind of combination is built into browsers with ⌘ + Click typically opening a link in a new tab. I have a ...
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How to disable the Character Viewer in Big Sur?

How should I change shortcut or disable emoji menu by ctrl+cmd+space. Is it possible?
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Has Safari stopped forwarding link URLs to system services when using the link's context menu?

I seem to recall being able to right-click a link in Safari and use a system service from the context menu in order to send the actual link target URL to the service in question. Nowadays when right-...
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Can't create keyboard shortcut for sketch's mask

I'm trying to make a keyboard shortcut for the "Mask" action in "Sketch" app: Using the keyboard shortcuts system preferences: Is it possible that it doesn't work because it's ...
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enlarge text from pasteboard

I have no idea how to call what I'm looking for so bear with me. I'm looking for a simple tool or method for displaying text larger than normal. At best screen filling. Imagine me sitting at my desk ...
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How can I customize the right click menu?

With macOS 10.13.6, I'm trying to change the menu item pointed out by the red arrow. In TextEdit: in Chrome I tried the steps on a post, which is based on the existing services in Shortcuts, while ...
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Assign ß on MacBook or external Magic Keyboard to long pressing S

On Mac OS 10.15.4, when long-pressing keys such as E, O etc., we can chose from a small menu displaying several options for that letter. I am searching for a possibility to write the letter ß in the ...
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Remove Dropbox "Send with Transfer..." item from Finder context menu

A recent version of Dropbox has added the new menu item "Send with Transfer..." when right-clicking any file on your Mac, not just files in Dropbox. I know that Dropbox's Finder Extension ...
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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 to assign a shortcut to "Open Image in New Tab" in Safari?

I can see the option to Open Image in New Tab in the context menu whenever I right click on any image in Safari. I tried to assign an App Shortcut in my MacOS by: Going to System Preferences > ...
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Weird shorcut of Qt Creator for Split view

Look the Split shortcuts of Qt Creator (installed from https://download.qt.io/archive/online_installers/3.1/). What is that? Should I Ctrl+E+2? I tried, it doesn't work. Why the command isn't on the ...
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Shortcuts - Saving a file to specific folder that is NOT ‘/shortcuts/‘

I’m trying to create a shortcut from the sharesheet to save a file to particular iCloud Drive/Files folder. However within the options for the ‘save file’ action in shortcuts only allows me to save ...
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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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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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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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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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