Context menu

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A context menu (also called contextual, shortcut, and popup or pop-up menu) is a menu in a graphical user interface (GUI) that appears upon user interaction, such as a right-click mouse operation. A context menu offers a limited set of choices that are available in the current state, or context, of the operating system or application. Usually the available choices are actions related to the selected object.

In windows the context menu appears when the mouse button is released , not while it’s pressed. You can open a context menu in windows also by pressing shift + f10.

Context menus can be organized by a hierarchy and presents different levels in its structure.

Frequent issues with right-click

The most frequent issues with context menus and right click are:

  • Right-click doesn’t open a context menu on windows 7, 8.1 and windows 10
  • Right-click doesn’t open a context menu in excel
  • Right-click doesn’t open a context menu on Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera
  • Right-click doesn’t open a context menu on laptop, desktop or tablet

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