Ubuntu :: Automatic Context Menu When Selecting Url
Sep 9, 2010
I don't know how it came and how to disable it but here is something that will turn me crazy:with Lucid, when I select an URL (or a part of it), an automatic context (popup) menu appears and shows me different options like "Open in Firefox", "Send URL", "Open in Mozilla" and "Open in Opera".I really would like to disable it because I always have to press "Esc" to be able to do a copy-paste.We are a few on the french forum to have the same problem and we cannot find a solution, so I try the "international" forum.
I'm a Fedora user, and recently I switched from KDE to Gnome. Since then I'm experiencing a nerve-wracking problem when I use the right-click. Almost every time when I right-click the result is the automatic selection of the option in the context menu which is at the same level as the cursor. This happens more than 50% of the cases. Is that normal in Gnome or am I the only one that experiences this kind of problem?
In Windows Explorer, if a file is focused, press Menu Key on keyboard, context menu will show on top of the file. But in Nautilus, the same action shows context menu where the mouse cursor is. That's a bit annoying. Is there anyway to make it work like Windows?
Menu sometimes will stay visible on the desktop or on top of other windows after selecting them. To fix it I normally log out then log back in. Its been doing it for a few weeks. I install lots of eye candy/themes etc and have Avant, docky and cario-dock and think it be may some eye candy I installed, not sure. I have a ATI graphics card thats been tested by the distro.Using the latest 10.10 as I update security and recommended updates via update manager.
how can I stop selecting items in menus on mouse button release? Sometimes I open a menu and move the mouse slightly before releasing it and I accidently select the item on the menu, which is annoying.
Looking for a rename utility that I can start from the context menu. Would like to be able to highlight a bunch of dig-cam pix on my desktop, right click to the context menu and open a bunch rename utility.
I like to create files using the GUI context menu. I right click on windows and one of the options in the menu is "new" and then I have many options such as Word 2007 file etc. I create a lot of files and so this method is more convenient by far for me than opening the application, saving and then navigating to where I want the file to go. Because when I want to create the file, I will probably be in the directory in which I want to create the file, the process takes only a few gestures to complete which is not the case if I have to go through the file system in the "save as" window. Is it possible to have this functionality in Ubuntu?
I just upgraded from ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 and noticed that right click stopped working on some applications.
Usually, there are two ways to select items on the right click context menu: a) press and release right click, hover over option, press and release again b) press and hold right click, hover over option, release right click
I lost option a). No matter how fast I press and release the right click button, it will select the first option on the menu as soon as I release it. So for example, the first option on the context menu on the chrome browser is "back". So if I try to open the context menu it will just go back. Because it selects the back option as soon as I release the right mouse button.
So far I only noticed this on Chrome and Eclipse. Firefox and the other default ubuntu apps are working properly.
Googling it, I found some other people with this issue, but no solution. Any idea what this could be about and how to fix it?
I've been using Linux for about six years now, and I joined this website hoping to learn more about Linux, keep updated with Linux news, others less experienced than me; I spend so much time on Reddit I rarely remember there's a whole Internet how there and I've yet to really visit this website since I registered. I'm posting this in the newbie section because the problem I'm having feels like it probably has a simple solution, but I don't what to do. If this forum is inappropriate, I suppose a mod could move it?
Anyway, upon highlighting a link in either Firefox 4 nightly or Chromium, I get this pop-up menu: [URL](copy paste and remove the space between the h and the t - and yes, this is a "screenshot" taken with a camera, as this menu seems to inhibit the functioning of the PrintScreen key for some reason) I do not need to click - as soon as a URL is highlighted, the menu pops up, forcing me to click away in order to cancel the menu. At first I assumed it was a Firefox thing - it happens in both 3.6 and 4 Nightly - so I began checking all of my add-ons (only 4) and plugins to see if I have some plugin causing this. Nothing seemed to be.
When I switched to Chromium, I quickly realized the same thing happens in Chromium, as well, so it's independent of what browser I'm using. This leads me to believe it's some package I have installed (apt-get, I'm using Linux Mint on this laptop, and on my other computers, which are running Arch, I do not encounter this in either Chromium or Firefox4) that's causing this, so if someone could just identify what package it is I can remove it. Or maybe my assumption is incorrect and there's something else that leads to this popup, but either way, it's really annoying and I want it gone!
my context menu in dolphin/konquerer is very slow -- 2-3 seconds to pop up.I have a dual core 1.4ghz pc, so pc speed is not an issue.My cpu pins during the delay that the context menu takes to pop up. I ran valgrind --tool=callgrind dolphin and attached the two files that it produced.I viewed them in kcachegrind but i dont know what to make of the data.
I am using Kubuntu 10.04 for a couple of days now and so far, I am very happy with it. But there is one thing I cannot figure out why it does not work:I have downloaded new services for konqueror's/dolphin's context menu. This is quite easy because there is an option in the settings menu. Both programs (konqueror and dolphin) show me in their settings the services I downloaded as installed. But in the context menus there are no new services.
When I right click my desktop for example, to create a folder / change Desktop Background, my right click menu appears, but the moment i move my mouse onto it (mouse over) it disappears. Changed to 3 different mice with the same problem. I've just worked out that switching to console and back (CTRL + ALT + F1) then login and CTRL+F7 fixes the menu?? So I'm guessing this could be a bug with something gnome related?
When Unity is disabled, you can delete a bookmark from Firefox by right-clicking on the bookmark, under the bookmark menu, on the Firefox menu bar.When Unity is enabled, you cannot delete a bookmark from Firefox by right-clicking on the bookmark, since a right-click behaves the same way a left-click does. In other words, there doesn't appear to be any context menus.I reverted to the so-called "Classic desktop." There are other aspects about Unity I take issue with, but I will not go into them here.
If the Unity desktop is to be the default desktop for Ubuntu, then it must retain, at a minimum, mind you, the same functionality that was provided by the prior desktop. Access to an application's context menus is one functionality I see no good reason to forgo.
I have special permission from the management to stimulate my colleagues to learn Linux - er, Fedora. So I'm dual booting a few machines for them to toy around with. However, all of the popular things of course have to work easily, otherwise there's no convincing them..Almost everything has been arranged, except for an easy way to bulk-print pictures onto A4. I have probably missed it but google doesn't help, this forum doesn't give me too much that I can find.
I did find gpp (Gnome Photo Print) but that is still too complicated. I need to be able to either get it directly from the nautilus context menu, or set the gui so that this app is automatically used when viewing images in a memory card. And then it has to be easy to print.
how could i change the context menu of any program?i want to create special context menu for each program that each one has its own context menu that doesn't look like the other program.how could i do that?
I've been using Ubuntu for quite some time now and my context menu has become cluttered with a lot of applications that I don't use or menu items that I have never used - and most likely won't use.
So I want to remove them, or at least disable them.
So, after searching Google (irrelevant or old results) so then I tried Google with [URL] but nobody has had their problem solved.
Edit: I've looked through GConf-Editor, found nothing, and have looked through the directories .Cache/.Config/.Local/.Nautilus in my home diretory and nothing came up of relevance in the first three and the .Nautilus directory was empty.
I uninstalled xmms player quite a long time ago. I think when I had hardy heron. Currently I'm on 10.04. When I right click a .mp3 file I still have the option to play with xmms player showing up. Even if I choose an "other application" the xmms player option remains stickied to the top.Does anyone know how I can remove this entry? I did a lot of searching but couldn't find a solution.
So I made two shell scripts under /usr/bin/ (would've preferred under ~/bin, but I couldn't get it to add that folder to the path, even when appending it to ~/.bash_profile), named 'Wine' and 'Wine64', each containing something like this:
So basically it's a script to automate the switching between wine architectures and to set the proper prefix path. While this works fine when launching an application from a terminal, say:
Code: Select all$ Wine64 some-windows64-app.exe
I can't get it to work when right clicking the said executable, and opening it with Wine64 (which I previously added it as a choice in the context menu) So is there something I'm doing wrong, or is this not possible at all? In the latter case, is there any way to achieve this through other means?
I'm doing it this way as I'm installing this system for a relative that isn't that knowledgeable with Linux (so I would like to avoid instructing them how to launch commands in a terminal), but would still like to offer him a Windows compatibility layer for the odd Windows-only app that he might need.
nautilus menu bar missing> for many programs restarted compiz,disabled & enabled desktop effects gnome- applet-globalmenu is installed.Please tell me step by step method to solve it, if its complex.i am managing it with --> add to panel --> deskbar which displays relevant menu in the bar.can you please reply me a standard gconfig preference details from apps section.
I switched from 11.2 to 11.4 yesterday. I noticed that the Appearance dialog has only three tabs instead of four tabs. The last tab "Interfaces" does not exist, in where I can select "Show Icon in Context Menu". But I do not know, how to show icons in context menu.
Upon a fresh installation of Ubuntu Natty, I have noticed only a couple of my nautilus-actions are actually showing up in the context menu. On further review, I noticed Nautilus-actions has changed a lot, and I cannot seem to figure out why most of my actions are not showing up. It seems no matter what I change, they will not show up. Some of the ones I cannot seem to get up are 'Wipe' commands and several of my homemade ones that worked flawlessly in past Ubuntu versions, such as Chown, Make Executable, Renamer, among others. Oddly, two of them work just fine, Search Here and Open Root Nautilus. I am not sure why these work, while the others do not, other than they are not used by selecting item(s)/folders. Also, I noticed there is a change with the parameters, in which now all of them use %F instead of %M. Does anybody know why that is, and/or does it really matter. FYI, I am using the classic version, not Unity as my desktop.
I'm wondering if somebody knows how to add more locations to "Send to", or "Move to" menu. Now there is only Desktop and Home folder. I know there is this nautilus actions configurator app, but with it, I'm able to add to main context menu, not to "Copy|Move to" submenu.
Suddenly the application launcher (the one that pops out when pressing the green chameleon button) has changed and I no longer get the formerly so pretty application launcher. Instead I now get a simple context menu style drop down menu.
I first noticed this after I updated PackageKit. is there a way to get this back to the previous applicationn launcher. When adding just the applet (without the button) it still looks the same, just the button doesn't pop it out anymore, as it chose to pop out a grey drop down instead.
This is on OpenSuse 11.4 KDE 4.5 and the latest desktop kernel
I was trying to run a jar file, so after using the "Open With..." context option to bring up "Choose Application", and I opened the "Custom Command Line" tab; I typed "java %f" and set Application name..My problem is that, I was left with an option in the File Properties "Open with:" drop-down box, and more annoyingly, a context menu option above "Open With..." to run .jar files with this useless option I created.