How to edit the right-click context menus in Firefox

by Ross McKillop on July 29, 2007

Firefox

Menu Editor is a Firefox add-on that allows you to remove or rearrange menu items from the main context menu (right-click menu) and main menu bar (File, Edit, View..). For a brief tutorial on using Menu Editor, keep reading..

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  1. Install Menu Editor the same way you would any other Firefox Add-on, and then restart Firefox. Once Firefox has restarted, select Tools and then Add-ons.
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  3. Scroll down to the Menu Editor entry, select it, and click the Preferences button.
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  5. The main Options window for Menu Editor will open.
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  7. To remove items from your right-click menu, just click the check mark next to that items entry, and the check mark will turn into a red X.
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  9. Scroll through the entire list and remove each item you don’t want to show up in your right-click context menu. If you notice ‘duplicates’, it’s because there are different right-click menus (one for right-clicking an image, one for right-clicking a link, one for right-clicking an empty space etc).
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  11. Now select File from the Edit menu: drop down list. From here you can remove items from the File menu.
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  13. Since I never use the Work Offline feature, I opted to remove it.
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  15. You shouldn’t have to restart Firefox for the changes to take effect, but if you don’t notice them right away, try restarting.
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  • http://blog.jackvinson.com Jack Vinson

    I love your SimpleHelp. Here is a related question. I’ve noticed on Google Maps that there is now the ability to draw lines and add markers. Unfortunately, those options appears in a right-click menu UNDERNEATH the standard Firefox menu. This doesn’t happen in IE.

  • omar

    hola que tal, antes que nada felicidades por tu SimpleHelp, esta muy bueno y completo, quería preguntar algo veo que para el ejemplo se esta usando mac, tengo un problema tanto en firefox como en safari, en la barra de marcadores, en donde uno puede crear sus carpetas y poner sus marcadores etc, si abro alguna carpeta y quiero darle click derecho en algún link ya sea para borrar o abrir en pestaña, simplemente no funciona, si el marcador esta solo fuera de una carpeta si, pero teniendo tantos y organizados en carpetas al abrir una y querer hacer lo comentado, no pasa nada, alguna idea.

  • ali

    thanks, very helful