The right mouse button is often used to open contextual menus, which are pop-up menus that change depending where you click. 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. For example, when you right-click the Recycle Bin on your desktop, you'll see a menu with options to open it, empty it, delete it, or see its properties. If you're ever unsure of what to do with something, right-click it.
Many user may unaware of all the ways that right clicking your mouse can make working on a computer easier. These tips will help you discover some of the time-saving functions available to you.
For moving or copying objects, most people use the left-click for this operation but the right-click can also be used for drag-and-drop and is more versatile.
Expanded context menu with shift and right-click:
If you hold the Shift key while right-clicking, then this action will add some items to context menu. Here are few example –
Desktop/Windows Explorer Context Menu – Open command windows here.
File Context Menu – Run as different user and Copy as Path.
File or Folder "Send To" Context Menu – adds many items to Send To
Right Click context menu:
Right Click context menu includes following option -
You can print a file without initially launching. Right-click the file’s icon and select Print from Right Click menu. The file will opens, sent to your printer, and then closes automatically.
Here are many ways, which make the very useful function called "Send to" work for you. The Send To Menu in Windows, lets you send files easily to various destinations. If you like to send your files to a particular destination folder regularly, you can add these items to Send To menu.
To add, remove or an edit items in Send To Menu in Windows –
- Copy the following path in your Explorer address bar-
- C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo (replace username with your username)
- Or Just type “shell:sendto” in Run
- To add items to the Send To menu, you can add the shortcut of any particular folder here.
- For example, if you would like to add any folder here, then right click this folder and select Create Shortcut, then cut-paste this shortcut in this SendTo folder.
You can also add any program’s shortcut to the Send To item list.
Here are some great third party tools, that increase the Right Click power hundred times -
Right Click Context Menu Extender:
Right-Click Extender allows you to add or remove many additional options to a Drive, File, Folder, Computer and Desktop’s Right Click Context Menu. It can be freely used for any personal non-commerical purposes.
This is a portable program and doesn’t need to install. Just download and run this program. This utility has four headings: File/Folder, Desktop, Drives, and MyComputer- all indicating which set of right-click menus you're modifying.
Simply Check to add items to Right-Click Menus and press Apply. To remove the items, uncheck the box and click Apply.