Contex Menu Keyboard Shortcut

in macOS edited January 2014
Is there a hotkey that will bring up the context menu? When I am typing, for example, and I make a spelling error, I actually have to pull out my mouse to right-click the word to see what the spelling options are.

I'm sure there is a hotkey to bring this menu up, but I don't know what it is or where to find it out.


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    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    If you find out, let me know. That's one of the biggest pains in the ass. Can't imagine what they were thinking.
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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,787moderator
    I can use controllermate to do that. On my usb PC keyboard, there is actually a button with an image for a contextual menu and controllermate lets me map it to the right-click. I actually keep it mapped to the application switcher though.

    Apple should really build something like controllermate into the system.

    They have a demo you can try. You basically just build up sequences. So you click your keyboard as the input and press a key you want to map, usually with one or more modifiers. Then go to the output and connect a mouse right-click event. As soon as you set up the blocks, it comes into effect.
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