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  1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 21
    Window 8.1
       15 Oct 2016 #1

    How can I launch the Context Menu (without using mouse Right-Click)


    Hello

    I have a Logitech MK700 keyboard. To fire up the Context Menu (i.e. the thing that pops up when you do a mouse right-click) you have to hit Function key (i.e. "FN") + "Print Screen"

    I would like to us the Context Menu a lot. How can I get the Context Menu to be fired up using different keys?

    i.e. The software that comes with they keyboard "Setpoint" allows you to change what the F-keys do. e.g. Launch Program or Show Custom Menu.

    Is there something I can call in Windows that will fire up the Context Menu?

    Cheers

    J

    EDIT: Shift+F10 doesn't work on my keyboard.

    EDIT02: Typo alert! It's MK700 and not ML700. I have now corrected the above accordingly.
    Last edited by ship69; 16 Oct 2016 at 03:23.
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  2.    15 Oct 2016 #2

    First, there is no "the context menu" as it varies according to the application you are using or window you have activated. The context menu key is located on your keyboard between the right side ALT and CTRL keys. Striking that key will give you whatever context menu is appropriate the same as a right click with a mouse.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,503
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       15 Oct 2016 #3
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  4. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 21
    Window 8.1
       15 Oct 2016 #4
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  5. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,362
    Windows10
       15 Oct 2016 #5

    Win + X
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  6. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 21
    Window 8.1
       15 Oct 2016 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    Win + X
    Nope that gives the same menu as you get if you Right-click the Windows Start button. It starts with "Programs and Features"...
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,400
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       15 Oct 2016 #7

    cbwilsha said: View Post
    First, there is no "the context menu" as it varies according to the application you are using or window you have activated. The context menu key is located on your keyboard between the right side ALT and CTRL keys. Striking that key will give you whatever context menu is appropriate the same as a right click with a mouse.
    Good post, here is a pic to go along with it
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  8.    15 Oct 2016 #8

    Thank you, Cliff. The OP hasn't commented on my (our) reference although it is a direct answer to his question.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 21
    Window 8.1
       15 Oct 2016 #9

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Good post, here is a pic to go along with it
    Nope on my keyboard it says "FN" in sort of mustard colour. Hitting it on its own has no effect.
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  10. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 21
    Window 8.1
       15 Oct 2016 #10

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    As you can see (if this comes out okay) it's a bit of an inconvenient stretch for something that I will need to use the whole time. Either I use the right hand with a big stretch or move the left hand all the way across and use both hands. But either way it's too easy to mess the correct keys! In fact I keep hitting FN +"Pause Break" which turns the entire PC off... :^[
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