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Author Topic: Right click context menu not working  (Read 3923 times)

dluby

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Right click context menu not working
« on: August 20, 2010, 05:24:37 AM »
Hi Mouser,

Let me start of by thanking you for the screen casts for Launchbar Commander and I'm now busy experimenting with the various options.

My problem is, I can't get the right click context menu to work on any of the contents in my folders or menus, instead of getting the standard right click options it just opens the item. What am I doing wrong?

Additionally, if I use the option to display the contents of a folder, file names beginning with an underscore are at the end, whereas I would have expected them to be at the beginning.  Other applications/utilities like Excel, Directory Opus, File Manager all sort those names with an underscore to the start.

Thanks

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Re: Right click context menu not working
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 08:39:53 AM »
thanks for the report; ill see if i can fix the underscore problem.

regarding context menu -- can you tell me what operating system you are using?  and you are saying that when you right-click on an item, it opens it? does this happen with items that are on the dock itself also?

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Re: Right click context menu not working
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 08:49:23 AM »
Hi, I'm using XP and I have attached a screenshot of an example of my problem.  If you look at the highlighted 'Test.txt' and if I right click on it, I would expect to get the options such as Open (or Open With), Copy, Delete, Rename... but all it does when I right click is open it in the default editor I use.

I'll try this at home on Windows 7 and see how it behaves.

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Re: Right click context menu not working
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 09:25:01 AM »
indeed you should get the context menu shown for the file rather than opening it.  can you confirm you are using the latest version of LBC (v1.13)?

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Re: Right click context menu not working
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 09:33:14 AM »
I'm using version 1.113.01 from 5th August.

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Re: Right click context menu not working
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010, 10:14:22 AM »
does the context menu work when you right click on items that show in the root of the dock?
any other clues as to when it fails in folder menus? all folder menus? just deep ones?
anyone else can replicate?

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Re: Right click context menu not working
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 02:54:35 PM »
I'm using one version earlier (1.112.01) on WinXP Pro SP3, and I see the same behavior that dluby has reported.  It happens both with files (like his text.txt) and with programs.  I haven't tried this exhaustively, but with everything I've tried, there seems to be no difference between right-clicking and left-clicking: the file or program opens.  I never noticed this before because I never right-click in LBC--I always use it just to launch programs.  But after reading dluby's post, I was curious, so I gave it a try.  I haven't tried it on my Win7 netbook.

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Re: Right click context menu not working
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2010, 03:06:04 PM »
It happens at root level and all other levels.

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Re: Right click context menu not working
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2010, 03:18:52 PM »
I just installed it (v 1.113.01) on my home PC running Windows 7 and and the right click context menu works just fine!

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Re: Right click context menu not working
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 02:10:23 AM »
Hi,

Is there anything else I can do to try and get the right click contect menu working?

Tks

Damian

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Re: Right click context menu not working
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 10:32:48 AM »
i need to find some kind of clue as to why it is working for some people and not others -- is it the OS, the configuration of the program, something about the mouse.. or what.. it's odd that it is working on win7 and not xp, especially since my main machine is win xp (x64).