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Nich
Making moves
Status: Trending idea

Ability to Edit Context Menus to remove unnecessary options, and there will be minimalism. Implemented in Vivaldi.

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Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

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superuser
Making moves

Context menus have gotten too long, which is an annoyance for advanced users, and an impediment to  novice users who just want to quickly find and use a small set of options.

Currently, hiding options is possible only with `userChrome.css`, which is considered a "legacy" feature by Firefox and is too complicated for most users.

Also, when developers do remove or hide one of the context menu items by default (such as `browser.menu.showViewImageInfo`), users get confused and frustrated. It'd be better to let each user customize the menus the way they want. Every item already has a unique ID, so this is possible.

blurred
New member

I would love to see this! Let's limit messing with aboug:config.

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey.

Please keep the conversation going (the more details, the better) and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

twodogsfighting
New member

My context menu has a scroll bar. If you click on a hyperlinked image, scrolling gets stuck on 'open in new container tab' and you cannot scroll up to 'open in new tab'.

That's a fairly ridiculous state of affairs.

Most of the current context menu options are unused.

Completely backwards from a few years ago when it was easy to modify your context menus with various addons.

yurichie
New member

I’d really love to see this. There needs to be an option to customize the context menu.

Steeltent
Making moves

Good idea.I already do this via userchrome.css but it would be nice to have a more convenient official way to do this.

Everyone uses their browser differently so I won't be saying all the menu items are useless but I don't ever use or need most of them.

I mean, do we really, honestly need an dedicated menu item to email a picture? Has any person on this planted ever used this?

So yeah, to put it more bluntly, if you insist on putting ever more stuff of questionable utility into the context menu, it would be really, really nice for the users to have a way to opt out of that.

If we had the option to edit the context menu the default context menu could be much more bare bones. Developers or power users could add entries they need often themselves.

Having fewer default context menu items makes the browser more user friendly because you don't have to process a wall of text every time you just want to copy a highlighted word.