Shortcut / hotkey for right-click menu

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zipcode, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. zipcode macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've been looking for a way to use a hotkey shortcut for accessing the right-click contextual menu, but haven't been able to find any solutions. I am using Mac os x 10.8.

    Anyone know a way how to do this?

    Thanks =)
     
  2. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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  3. zipcode thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually it's not the Fn key. The key your referring to is called the menu key or application key.

    No, Macs don't have an equivalent key.
     
  5. zipcode thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's right, thanks I forgot the name of the key. However, it is always used in the form of a keyboard shortcut, meaning the Fn (or sometimes control, shift, etc.)key and the menu / Application key are used together. The mac is similar in the way it uses the Fn key, but only when the keyboard config is set to use the F keys as standard function found in system settings -> keyboard. More information can be found here on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menu_key

    The slight difference in what I'm looking for is not the same actual key equivalence on the mac, but an equivalent or similar way to do that shortcut. I found the answer though on this forum link:http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9171613/right-click-shortcut-for-mac-lion-os
     

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