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Making right-click behave as it does in Chrome.

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu jonzn4SUSE

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Hello, I have wanted to move from Chrome to Firefox for some time and I finally got to try it out today. Something that has bothered me since the beginning is that right clicking when the cursor hovers over text behaves differently than I'm used to.

This is the behavior I want:

  1. User action: With the cursor over text.
  2. User action: Right click / double click if in Mac
  3. Browser action: The word that the cursor is hovering should be automatically selected and the appropriate actions (copy, select all, search…, etc.) should appear in the contextual menu.

Instead of those options in the contextual menu, the normal page options are appearing (Save Page As, View Page Source…).

Where do I change this behaviour?

Additionally, how can I make the contextual menu include the «Look Up "foo"» option as it does in Chrome (Mac)?

PS: check the names of the images; basically: Chrome; Firefox-what-I-get; Firefox-what-I-want

Ama-screenshot ananyekiwe

Okulungisiwe ngu WallYE

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Right click on selected text in Chrome

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Right click on selected text in Firefox

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Just right click in Chrome

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Just right click in Firefox

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Just hovering over a word or blank area and then right clicking in both browsers gives you almost the same options.

Okulungisiwe ngu jonzn4SUSE

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WallYE said

  1. Browser action: The word that the cursor is hovering should be automatically selected and the appropriate actions (copy, select all, search…, etc.) should appear in the contextual menu.

What browser does this?

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You need to double-click a word to select this word and then right-click the selection to get the context menu that is appropriate for this selection. You can't get this via one action although on Mac there might be another way to open the context menu.

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jonzn4SUSE said

WallYE said

  1. Browser action: The word that the cursor is hovering should be automatically selected and the appropriate actions (copy, select all, search…, etc.) should appear in the contextual menu.

What browser does this?

Google Chrome Version 89 on macOS 11

I made a 10 second video that show the different behaviours: https://youtu.be/_X44puV589E

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jonzn4SUSE said

WallYE said

  1. Browser action: The word that the cursor is hovering should be automatically selected and the appropriate actions (copy, select all, search…, etc.) should appear in the contextual menu.

What browser does this?

Latest Google Chrome on latest macOS. I made this 10 second video that shows the difference: https://youtu.be/_X44puV589E

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Okulungisiwe ngu jonzn4SUSE

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Okulungisiwe ngu jonzn4SUSE

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I rarely do this, but let me see if my wife's old 2012 Macbook Pro has it in the options.

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Yeah, just verified that is an option in Chrome on Mac and there is no hover option, you have to 2 finger click it. If you turn on the look up option on the track pad you will get a 3 finger look up that also works in Firefox. I will post screenshots when I figure out how to in Mac. Not a fan.  ;-))

Okulungisiwe ngu jonzn4SUSE