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Context menus without right-clicking

Contributed by: Daniel Reinhold
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

If you don’t like using the right mouse button for some reason, you can still access context menus. Just left-click and hold the button down (as if you were going to drag/drop, but leaving the mouse stationary.) The context menu will appear after a slight delay.

The delay is controlled by the double click speed in the Mouse preferences panel. When the double-click speed is set very fast, the delay is so small that the context menus appear to be activated directly by a left click. Ironically, this also makes it easier to avoid having to double click at all — a simple left click followed by selecting ‘Open’ will suffice.

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