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context menu

The menu that is displayed when right clicking on a file name, icon, link or text on a desktop computer. The "context" is the current situation, therefore the menu relates only to the element that is right clicked. The equivalent menu on a mobile devices is called an "overflow menu," which is activated by tapping an ellipsis (...) or down arrow. See right click, context sensitive help and Menu key.

Right Click the Recycle Bin
When right clicking the icon in Windows, the context menu provides options that only pertain to the recycle bin.

Right Click on Highlighted Text
After highlighting some text from this newspaper article, right clicking displays the context menu. This is a common way text is copied from a Web page by the browser or from a document in a word processing application.
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The modern context menu (akin to the right-click menu on the desktop) is now a bar at the bottom.
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Frequent operations are available through the context menu, toolbar, and common keyboard shortcuts.
A number of changes have been brought in, including support for theme switching, support for 120dpi in Windows Vista and 7, the ability to set menu transparency, faster menu loading times and the option to uninstall apps through a right-click context menu.
Misspelled words can be replaced using an automatically inserted context menu.
It can be built using the Wireshark Filter Expression wizard, by typing specific values into the filter box, or by using the context menu. Each protocol decoder has its own expression words.
All with multiple export formats (include HTML and XML), command-line support, shell context menu integration, built-in network awareness, and much more.
In addition to Blaze Media Pro, Mystik Media also offers AutoImager, a full-featured Windows batch image processing and conversion application; Blaze MediaConvert, a batch conversion program that supports more than 70 image, audio, animation, and video formats; AudioEdit Deluxe, an audio editor and converter that lets you play, create, record, edit, and apply audio effects; ContextView Pro, an advanced Windows Explorer extension that previews and provides editing of image/video/audio directly on the right-click context menu; and TrayAudio, an easy way to set up audio playlists.
You can sort the records by clicking on the field headers, or by tap-holding a header on the context menu. You can also reorder the fields by dragging the column headers around.

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