Questions tagged [shortcut-menu]

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

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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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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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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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How do I remove duplicate “Open With” context menu items in Finder.app?

For whatever reason, the "Open With" context menu in Finder is always listing every app four times (exactly). I've read about (and tried) rebuilding the Launch Services database to restore the ...
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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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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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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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“Search in Google” always open Safari instead of default browser

I want to make the Search in Google context menu to open my default browser instead of Safari.
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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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Remove entries from finder's context menu?

Does any one know how can I remove items that I never use from the context menu? e.g.: Burn "yadda yadda" to Disk...
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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut to queue a selected song so that iTunes will play it next?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to queue up a selected song to the "Up Next" playlist that was introduced in iTunes 11? I like that new feature but having to alt-click or select from a panel isn't fast ...
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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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Adding The Delete Option To The Right Click Contextual Menu?

In Windows it is possible to permanently delete a file or folder from the right click contextual menu. The right click contextual menu in OS X, does not by default give the option to delete a file or ...
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Why is there a duplicate entry for my TextMate?

I was changing the default program to open .txt files with and I noticed 2 entries for TextMate. Its one of those little things that annoy me. How can I fix it? I didn't see 2 directors of TextMate....
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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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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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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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How to select paragraphs with similar style in Pages 5?

Pages '09 had the paragraph styles drawer with a list of all styles. Each style had the following context menu: On the new Pages 5, this is how that context menu looks however. I can't seem to find ...
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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 can I speed up the Open With menu?

Whenever I right-click on a file and go to the Open With> menu, it always takes forever to load. I know I'm not the only one with this problem (at least I think so), so I was wondering if anyone has ...
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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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“New Folder with Selection” question

I'm looking for a way to change the minimum number of files required to 1 so I can make a folder from a single selected file rather than having to have 2 selected before it becomes available. To see ...
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How do I fix duplicate 'Open with…' options? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I modify the list of Applications under 'Open With…'? OS X > 10.8 When right click a file, select 'Open With', some applications are duplicate. See ...
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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 do I remove the “Open With”context menu items caused by VMware Fusion?

I would like to clean up the massive amount of junk in my contextual menu. I have VM Fusion 5 installed and it is one of the main culprits, showing multiple entries of Windows Apps within my context ...
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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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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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Using caps lock key instead of right click (contextual menu)

I'd like to remap Caps Lock to right click - for the cases where I can focus on objects with cursor keys, or tab. For instance after selecting files in Finder I'd like to hit Caps Lock and get the ...
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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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How to make the “Search with Google” menu option open up in a new tab by default in Safari?

I know I can Command-click it to achieve that. What I want is to change the default behavior from opening in the same tab to opening in a new tab. Is there an extension or a hidden configuration for ...
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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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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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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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How to create an Automator service to convert images from one file type into another file type using the right-click contextual menu?

Is it possible to create an Automator service to convert one file type into another file type using the right click contextual menu (eg JPEG, PDF, PNG, TIFF) without the need to install a dedicated ...
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Remove services from context menus (but leave them in the app's Services menu)

I created a few services with Automator and it seems OS X automatically adds these to the context menu of files/folders that they apply to. Is it possible to remove the services from the context menu ...
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How to assign hotkeys to paragraph styles in Pages 5?

Pages '09 had the paragraph styles drawer with a list of all styles. Each style had the following context menu: On the new Pages 5, this is how that context menu looks however. Noticeably missing is ...
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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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“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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Parallels - Can I have a keyboard shortcut for the context-menu key found on Wintel hardware?

On a lot of Windows keyboards there's a key to the right of the spacebar that brings up the context-menu (right-click menu) in applications (I'm running Win7). I can't seem to find a way to map this ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for current window position

I am looking for the keyboard shortcut to place the current window in half of the screen, either to the left or right. This functionality is performed in windows by typing the windows button plus left ...
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Right-click causes application crash

I have a serious problem with right clicking. When ever I try to open the contextual menu in certain applications like the iWork Suite, MS Office or Evernote, I get the beach ball. I've completely ...
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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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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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Adding to Mac OS X contextual menu Templates like on Linux Ubuntu

Does there exist some method to add the Create document function to the context menu? I would love a function like this with the Templates folder because I always need to create files with the same ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with Dvorak keymapping

In the Dvorak key layout, Spotlight's shortcut masks the Undo shortcut, and I couldn't fix the problem by changing or disabling shortcut associations. Any advice?
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What advantage does clicking a menu separator have? [closed]

If you click a separator in a menu, such as the right click menu in Finder, it closes again. Why? In all other environments it does nothing, why has Apple decided to close the menu? Is it to avoid ...
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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, ...