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Author Topic: access "Shell Context Menu" and "Properties" from keyboard? (without mouse)  (Read 321 times)

ottenm

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Is there a way to use the keyboard to get form the FARR command line (where I type) straight into the "Shell Context Menu" or "Properties" for the top item in the result list?  I've been right-clicking on the item and then navigating to one of those two menu choices with the mouse.

Thanks for any help-

wjamoe

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shift-F10

tomos

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Is there a way to use the keyboard to get form the FARR command line (where I type) straight into the "Shell Context Menu" or "Properties" for the top item in the result list?
AFAIK you have to go through the context menu,
but that can be done via keyboard:

shift-F10
or the appkey** will work too, instead of using the mouse:
but both will only work once the item has focus (arrow down)


** not sure if it the appkey or the appskey, here it is anyways:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menu_key

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You can hit Ctrl+P to directly bring up the right-click shell context menu.
If you are on an item, it will trigger for the current item, but if you are in the search edit area, it will trigger for the first item.

(From there you can use cursor keys and enter to select an item in the shell context menu).


Note: Ctrl+R does a similar thing but shows the preliminary right-click menu.