Questions tagged [shortcut-menu]

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

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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 ...
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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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How do I open the context menu from a Mac keyboard?

In Windows, one can hit Shift+F10 to access the "Context Menu." But a similar keyboard action doesn't seem possible on Mac. One potential application... When I make a spelling error in a document, ...
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Right-click, create a new text file. How?

In Finder > Select a folder > Right click, we get a popup with an option to create a new folder: Is there a way to add menu item New Textfile for adding a new text file?
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Why is it not possible to use the “cut” command to manipulate a file in the Finder?

On OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), I don't seem to be able to us the "Cut" command on a file in the Finder, like you can do in Windows Explorer on Microsoft Windows. (In Windows, once you select a file and "...
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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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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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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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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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How can I create custom right-click context menu items in macOS?

I've been a native windows'er up until this year and have finally made the jump to OS X. I've found my workflow (web developer) has increased substantially and I love the general performance and ...
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Reverse behavior menu extension

I'm using a Wacom Cintiq. Normally using a mouse or touchpad menu's extend/dropdown to the right (unless not enough space on the screen, then to the left). Nice when your left-handed. But when your ...
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Safari extension contextual menu, get url to on which the contextual menu item is clicked

I have safari contextual menu button made with safari extension builder, Now I any webpage when i click the contextual menu button (which I created) over any link then it should show the "URL" (over ...
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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 can be ...
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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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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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Remove item from Context Menu

I noticed extra options pop up in my context menus, I'm not sure how I managed to get it (or how long ago I installed this item), but does anyone know how I can remove it? Particularly the iconStiX ...
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Clear multiple entries form “Open With” context menu [duplicate]

How do I clear multiple entries of the same application from the "Open With" context menu?
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How can I switch between textmate and terminal quickly?

Is it possible to have a short cut so I can jump between Textmate and terminal quickly? I know I can do it via cmd+tab but I still have to find it from the menu bar.
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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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How to change OSX System (Default) Shortcuts?

In OSX (now is Mavericks), how to change the System Default Shortcuts, for example which are currently like: Command + Shift + Q .. for current User Logout. Command + Q .. for current (active) ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How do I disable the Minimize (command-M) shortcut in Mavericks?

I want to unset the Cmd+M shortcut but I can't seem to find it. I've checked System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts but no luck there. I've even tried running defaults write -g ...
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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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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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How do I do a diagonal-arrow keyboard shortcut?

Occasionally, you see a keyboard shortcut for something in an app's menus that shows a diagonal-pointing arrow (one that points 45, 135, 225, or 315 degrees) rather than your standard up, right, down, ...
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Create new file from contextual menu

Is there a program I can download to add an option to create a new file to the contextual menu of finder? NuFile doesn't seem to work in Snow Leopard.
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Has anyone figured out a keyboard shortcut to globally strikethrough selected text in any OS X app?

We have ⌘B to bold, ⌘I to italicise, ⌘U to underline, but we don't (as far as I can tell) have a shortcut to strikethrough selected text in any OS X rich editor. I added a keyboard shortcut into ...
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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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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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Submenu for services

I have written a small application and want to allow other applications to share data with it. My first idea was to integrate it into the service menu. However, I need dynamically populated submenus ...
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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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Passing selected folder path to custom Service executing AppleScript

I have a custom Service I created in Automator. Right now, the service shows up in my context (right-click) menu, when right-clicking on any folder. In Automator, I added the Run AppleScript action, ...
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OS X right click/context menu via keyboard

Is it possible to access the right click/context menu of the currently selected item (not the item under the mouse) by way of using a keyboard shortcut? If not, is there any way to achieve this, ...
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How to create Mac OS X global hot key to open .txt file in MacVim.app at vim 'mark'?

Can and how can I create Mac OS X global hot key (possibly mapped to an OS X service, like what OmniFocus and Fantastical offer to make new entries in their inbox/calendar, respectively) to open a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...