8. Contextual menus
In almost every location in Windows, in every program, you can right-click somewhere and see a menu pop up. To right-click, you press once on the right-hand button on your mouse.
This pop-up menu is called a contextual menu.
It is called a contextual menu because the menu items vary depending on the context. For example, if you right-click on a picture on the Web, you'll get a different menu than if you right-click on a program icon on the desktop.
- Right-click on something in your window and read the menu options.
- Right-click on something else and notice how the menu options have changed.
Contextual menus are a great shortcut to do most of the common tasks you need to do in Windows. You'll see some examples as we look at future topics in this lesson.