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Four months ago John White asked essentially the same question. Alas, it was (wrongfully) closed down as a duplicate: namely, the answer given in a (supposedly) duplicate question still relies on mouse pointer's position.

OTOH, the Context-Menu key (as in Windows) would allow one to right-click at the:

  1. position of a caret (useful when text editing),
  2. selected item in Finder (main impetus for asking this).

How would one do these two in OSX?

Usage example for 2.

When navigating Finder with a keyboard, one would like to, say, open a selected file with another application (Open With). Now, how would you do it with a keyboard only? In this example, a keyboard shortcut for Open With would also do.

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The link you provide indeed answers the question... I don't understand what you mean with "it still relies on mouse pointer's position". The mouse event is dispatched to the application over which the click event occurred, so the mouse position is certainly relevant. –  jaume Jan 27 '13 at 9:57
    
For example: when navigating Finder with keyboard, one would like to open a selected file with another application (Open With). Now, how would you do it with a keyboard only? There is no point using the ^ + 5 shortcut as you still need to position the cursor ... then you just might right-click if you're at it. Here is another related question. –  courteous Jan 27 '13 at 10:14
    
The obvious solution would be to access the Help menu in the menu bar by pressing ⌘/ – then you could type in Open with…. However, this keyboard shortcut is bound to toggling the status bar in Finder. –  slhck Jan 27 '13 at 10:24
    
You need to tell the Finder which item the right-click is referring to. I agree with you, once you have the mouse over the file it doesn't make much sense to type ^ + 5. If you want a keyboard-only solution use the arrow keys to select the file, then press ^ + 5. I don't think this is going to help you save time, though. –  jaume Jan 27 '13 at 10:29
    
"If you want a keyboard-only solution use the arrow keys to select the file, ..." Are you suggesting using arrow keys to move the cursor over the file? That's repugnant. :) I'd only like to trigger the context-menu for the selected/highlighted/blue-coloured file ... mouse-free. –  courteous Jan 27 '13 at 10:42

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