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Old 10-13-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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Linux Contextual Menu = Win 7 Shortcut Menu?


Is a reference to a contextual menu in Linux talking about a menu similar to a shortcut menu in Windows?
 
Old 10-13-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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In a way.... It all depends on what you are using for your GUI environment (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, etc.)
 
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:12 PM   #3
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Usually a contextual menu, no matter what the OS, is what appears when you right-click. At least that has been my experience.
 
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
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Same here. In XFCE, I can access my meunus from both my menu bar at top, and when I right click on my desktop.
 
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Thanks all!
 
Old 10-13-2011, 09:14 PM   #6
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In my experience, a context menu is one that changes depending on what you are doing--in other words, it changes with the context.

In a word processor, right-clicking over text brings up one set of menu choices related to text formatting and selection. Right-clicking over a graphic brings up an entirely different set of choices related to graphic formatting and selection.

The right-click menus in XFCE and Fluxbox are context menus in the sense that they appear when you are pointing at the desktop (their "context") rather than an application menu.
 
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