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I'm writing as a last resort after my many hours of searching....

My System is:

  • Mac OS X 10.9.4
  • Firefox 31.1.1
  • Thunderbird 31.1.2

It seems I must be going about my goal to access the context menu with using my mouse the wrong way.

I've searched high and low to find a keyboard shortcut which reliably opens the context menu relative to the current text cursor position.

Now I feel I should repeat that again since I've found a few solutions using the addon keyconfig which successfully open the context menu, however they are not relative to the current cursor position.

For example: let's imagine I'm typing this message and make a spelling error, in previous version of Firefox I was able to use Ctrl+Space to trigger a context menu and select the correct spelling of the of the word at which my cursor currently resided.

I found this process incredibly useful as I was able to correct my spelling as I type without taking my hands off of the keyboard.

I've included my Thunderbird version as that is the proverbial straw that broke my back ;) Upon updating to Thunderbird 31.1.2 from 26 Ctrl+Space no longer works in Thunderbird either.

I'm sure this may sound silly to some, however I was quite fond of this functionality, enough so to have cumulatively spent endless hours scouring the Internet in the hopes of finding a solution....alas I've reached my wits end!

Could anyone kindly spare the time to help me with my request?

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It's not free, but you can do this with Keyboard Maestro, at least back in version 5 (they're at version 6 now).

It's not obvious from this picture, but you can specify which "type" of mouse click: left, middle, or right. I set this up w/ a right-click, and it works perfectly to open the contextual menu under the mouse cursor (not the "text cursor", if you know what I mean).

Keyboard Maestro

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  • Thanks jimtut, Do you happen to use Thunderbird? Could you tell me if this works to show the relative suggestions to the current word you would be trying to correct? – m31uk3 Sep 30 '14 at 23:30
  • I don't have it. "KM" has a trial version though, so it doesn't hurt to give it a try. It definitely works open up the CM for me in other apps. – jimtut Oct 1 '14 at 12:28

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