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Right-Click Menus and Toolbars in Firefox 


Right Click menus in Firefox, are also known as context menus because the menus change depending on where you right click.  This page should give you a better idea of what is available in Firefox builtin context menus as you can see them all at once.  Some additions to menus from Firefox Extensions have been included and have been marked (♦) accordingly. 
Location:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/rightff.htm
[Back to Mozilla Firefox]     [Keyboard shortcuts, see Firefox HELP]       [View without Frames]
 
Also see supplemental page with additional pictures of context menus and Menu Editor
Picture of my Firefox window

Toolbars (#toolbars)

Screen shots:  [Fx2.0 newest] [Firefox 1.5 ]

Title bar    
Title Bar, in Firefox logo and title are 

treated same
    -- Restore, Move (Alt+Space,M, drag with mouse), Size, Minimize, Maximize, Close
 
Menu & Toolbars -- Customize menus and toolbars, Lock Toolbars to prevent theft of homepage & control
 
Menu Bar and Search Bar   
Menu Bar 
 
Location Bar    
**location bar** 
Bookmarks (Bar)      
**
 -
Google Bar       (not recommended, don't confuse with the builtin Search Bar) Google Bar 
 
Tabs Bar      
Tabs Bar 
 
Right-Click within Body of Page or on a Selection (see #page)
Body of the web page, contains selectable text, links, pictures, forms.
 

Side bar (see Sidebar under View menu)

Scroll bar (there is no context menu on the horizontal or vertical scroll bars)
Scroll Bar 

Find Bar (there is no context menu on Find Bar)
Find Bar
invoked with Ctrl+F (or F3), exited from bar with Esc, or close button. [X], placed logically near start of Find/search input area

Status bar (there are usually context menus on additions to Status Bar)
Status Bar 
Any addition wider than 24px is a status bar Hog (or wider than 7 characters if it must be text).  Except for Adblock all of the above should be a 16x16px symbol.  There is no need for the drop down indicator on a status bar or toolbar icon (violators: McAfee Site Advisor and Launchy). Adblock which can show Adblock or Disable should be text, but doesn't need padding on left and right -- this is serious real estate loss when you have to show location on a half width window.  [see Toolbar customization - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base, Reducing the padding around the toolbars (unfortunately no changes seen)]

Gray bar below status bar - MozillaZine Knowledge Base, Firefox users may see a thick gray bar with red text below the status bar.  This is usually caused by a faulty theme extension. 


The following mappings of Context menus should provide a better understanding of Context Menus, when you can see them all at once.  You might want to right click on each of your own menus to compare what modification you have and perhaps see some you might want to install.  My own modifications via extensions are marked with a diamond (♦) and generally refer back to the Extensions portion of my Firefox page. 

Title bar (#titlebar, title and blue fading color area) [Alt+Spacebar]

**Titlebar**
The Windows shortcut key ALt+SpaceBar, Displays the System menu for the active window, brings up this menu and you can move the window with the arrow keys even if the title bar is hidden behind the top of the screen.  Don’t confuse hidden title bar with the IE Full Screen View (F11) where there is no Title Bar.

The chrome of the title immediately above is from Windows Vista and appears as:
  Right-Click Menus and Toolbars in Firefox - Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 1 (Fx3 Stripped Profile - 3.0b1 - build: 2007110904
with additional wording from use of the “Nightly Tester Tools” Extension specified as
  ${DefaultTitle} (${Profile} - ${Version} - Build ${AppBuildID} )
Examples of starting Firefox with different start-up parameters can be seen on my Quick Launch and Profile pages.

2Restore
Move
Size
0Minimize
1Maximize

r Close Alt+F4 
Title Bar

Symbols in the table are in the wingdings font.

Windows 7 users, be aware of a change (#win7) -- The following tip is #9 on my Windows 7 page.

Restore missing underscored letters in menus (turned off by default in Windows 7)
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center (WinKey+U) ? Make the keyboard easier to use
  [x] Turn on Toggle keys
  [x] Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys
  [  ] Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen.

Toggle keys appears both under mouse and under keyboard in Ease of use / Accessibility options.
Activating the last option, would deactivate my favorite Windows 7 added WinKey+<arrowkey> keyboard shortcuts to resize window to left/normal/right side, or to maximize/norm/minimize window.  On a dual/extended monitors this would be left/norm/right on each monitor so left/right arrow actually have six positions passing between monitors.

Menu Bar  [F6 next  frame]       (Use the Menu Editor ext to remove History menu which replaces Go in Fx2)

♦ Many of the added
  extensions add items
  to the Context menus.
  These are/were some
  of
 my choices,  your
  menus  will  vary
  according to your choices
✓ Navigation Toolbar 
✓ Bookmark Toolbar
    Web Developer Toolbar    
    Platypus Toolbar  
    NextPlease! Toolbar 
    Customize...
Tool Bar

The menus are like any other menus in Windows.  I have chosen to render the menus in a blue tint so that they can be seen easily on the web page.

Black on gray can be hard to read by someone not perfectly in front of a laptop screen.  If you want to change the colors of your menus to match you can use Settings, Control Panel, Display, item: Menu, size:18, (color); Font: Tahoma, size: 8

If you intend to make changes to your Display settings I would suggest that you Retain your old and new settings.
 

File    Edit    View    Go    Bookmarks     Tools    Help   
Menus:
The menu links above refer to David Tenser's Menu Reference (www.mozilla.org/support) web page, where you can compare your own menus to the original builtin Firefox menus.  Basically same information as in Firefox HELP but shows the structure of the menus at the top.  Most user changes are to the Tools menu, some more in the View menu. One level up from that page is his Documentation area to the left of his firefox page, with references to keyboard & mouse shortcuts, tools options, tips & Tricks. 

Firefox Help: Options Window, Options/Preferences Window.  Item by item help with tools, options preferences.
Menu Framework, old proposal might not even be Firefox, but compact layout of menus.

Some items found in the menus such as Extensions, and Downloads found in the Tools menus have context menus (menus)  

Hide Menubar extension, Toggles Menu Bar Display with simple use of ALT key.  Does not interfere with other "Alt+" keyboard shortcuts.

Throbber [throbber], throbs when there is activity such as reload (F5, or Ctrl+R), but you can use it as a second home page.  The button no longer throbs, but the Throbber button extension extended the ability to go directly to your choice of four pages similar to your home page button.

Menu Bar
Search Dropdown Menu
Search Drop Down
(left click on icon)
searchbar history
Search “Suggestions”(History) based
on search history and typed content

Search Bar (#searchbar)   Picture of Seachbar in previous topic as well because I place it next to menus on the menu bar, and there is a picture of just the builtin Search bar (search box) later..

Ctrl+K Search, and F6 Next Frame, will both take me to the Search box.  If the location bar (address bar in IE) appears before the search bar, then F6 would take you to the Location Bar (Ctrl+L) -- F6 works same way in IE.  The engines within the Search toolbar is customizable using the Add Engines (Mycroft) at the bottom of the Search Bar drop down.  Or even better use Add to Search Bar by Malte Kraus, to add your own search engines based on a search form or any other form.

Undo
Cut
Copy
Paste
Delete
Select All
Clear Search History
Show Suggestions
Search (right click)
Once at the Search Bar (Ctrl+K), you can use Ctrl+up/Ctrl+down arrows to switch search engines, or of course you click on the dropdown and scroll through the list.  Once at the empty search engine box one can cycle through the previous search entries with Up/Down key or use the drop-down that they bring up.  To delete individual previous search use Shift+Del or to clear all history for all engines use right-click then "Clear Search History". (directions to move and widen your search bar).  If you are not seeing the search "suggestions"/history then use Tools, Options, Privacy, [x] Remember what I enter in forms and the search bar.  Also the search context menu -- "Show Suggestions".

Unfortunately Suggestions/Privacy are mutually exclusive, if you turn off suggestions you can once more see your search history, but only for those generated after turning off suggestions.  Show Suggestions sends a query with each character that you type starting with the third character, and Google and Yahoo among some other search engines do show suggestions based on usage of use of their engine.

Another method to add a search is to right click within the search box on a page to “Add this search to the searchbar...” or yet another alternative “Add a keyword (bookmark) for this search”, 

You can add vertical scroll bars to menus, search engines, toolbars, and bookmarks with userChrome.css additions, no need for an extension, see Scroll Bars on my firefox.htm page. 

Additional information on Search Search Bar links, Google Groups Search Orientation, and on a highly recommended bookmarklet to rework Google Groups (see "gg:fix").  Search Bar (mozillazine.org), and Search bar (mozilla.org).

Navigation and Location Bars(#locationbar)

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[Alt+D Location Bar]

The navigation bar has the same right click menus as other toolbar icons.  The right click menu
Undo

Cut
Copy
Paste
Delete

Select All
Location Bar
shown applies to the location bar (address bar in IE) where the url is entered, or the to search bar or anywhere else that data is entered. 

Get rid of the buttons on the navigation bar that you don't need like Refresh/Reload (F5).  If you have a 5 button mouse you should set the left and right side mouse buttons to BACK and Forward.  (see Drag to New Tab and icons below).

I have retained use the BACK (alt+ArrowLt) and Forward (alt+ArrowRt) buttons on the navigation bar because they indicate if there are any items along those directions by the coloring (green or gray) of the arrows.

Location bar missing:  View,Toolbars, Navigation — Alt+D will bring up a “Open Web Location” dialog window.
Location bar empty:  items may have shifted to another toolbar, use View, Toolbars, Customize to drag things back where they belong.

Clearing history from drop down of location bar -- Singly: Shift+Del  
All of them (and all of history [Ctrl+H]):  Tools, Options, Privacy, Download History, [Clear Download History Now]
The default number of History shown on Location bar is fifty (browser.sessionhistory.max_entries default is 50

Lock icon - MozillaZine Knowledge Base and change of color of location bar to yellow for secure site.

Firefox 3: Site Identification button « Feed The Net , Site Identification button security feature.  This button replaces and builds upon the ubiquitous “padlock” icon that has for so long been the primary security indicator used in browsers.

Modifier prefixes: asterisk, circumflex, plus-sign, commercial pound sign, commercial at-sign used in location-bar autocomplete searches.

There are modifier prefixes to limit the location-bar autocomplete results to searching for bookmarks ("*", asterisk), history ("^"), tags ("+") and also for limiting to title ("#") and limiting to url ("@").  See First step to Firefox 3.1: Alpha 1 is here - Mozilla Links

toolbar buttons  (#icons)

back  forward        
Right-click on the Back or Forward buttons brings up a list of links same as the drop downs on the same buttons. 
You can find History links with Ctrl+H. Besides the built in buttons,  there are Firefox Extensions such as such as “New Tab” and “Launchy”"
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that provide optional toolbar buttons.

Right-click anywhere else on toolbar for “customize” where you can add or remove toolbar buttons.  Although you can put your toolbar buttons on any of the toolbars, suggest restricting the larger buttons that include text to the navigation toolbar because of their vertical dimension.

Bookmarks bar -- Personal Toolbar Folder  (#bookmarksbar)

bookmarksbar*

Open
Open in New Window
Open in New Tab
New Bookmark
New Folder...
New Separator
Cut
Copy
Paste
Delete
Sort By Name
Properties
single Bookmark in Bookmarks menu
or Bookmarks bar
Expand
Open in Tabs
Manage Folder
New Bookmark
New Folder...
New Separator
Cut
Copy
Paste
Delete
Sort by Name
Properties
Folder in Bookmarks menu
or Bookmarks bar
The Bookmarks Toolbar is the “Personal Toolbar Folder” in your Bookmarks (bookmarks.htm).  So anything you can do (move, drag to, copy, paste, sort) in your Bookmarks you can also do in your Bookmarks Toolbar.  I have chosen to have my Bookmarks Toolbar comprised of Folders because of limited real estate in the browser.  Most of the bookmarks that I maintain in the Bookmarks Toolbar folders are bookmarklets, which are JavaScript code that you can use on the location bar, favorites, or drag to the Bookmarks bar to use later on other web pages.  

You can customize your bookmarks toolbar by dragging a webpage link or the Favicon at leftside of the location bar to the bookmarks toolbar.  Just like you do when you drag a link to your bookmarks through the Bookmarks menu or through the Bookmarks Manager (Ctrl+B).  In Internet Explorer can customize your links bar, by dragging a link to the links bar (or to a links bar folder) exactly the same regardless of your browser. 

To delete a bookmark or folder from your Bookmarks bar, left click on Bookmark on the Firefox main menu, then on Manage Bookmarks, then delete the unwanted bookmark or folder.

Google Groups Search:  You don't need the Google extension to provide a button for the Google Groups search, you can create your own  search button on your bookmarks bar (links bar) by going to Google Groups and then dragging the link to bookmarks bar and stripping out all wording with a right click to change properties to just have a button and to make sure you just have the following link within.


Works for single word like Excel
http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search?q=group:*Excel*&num=100 title="Search the *Excel* Newsgroups with Google Groups" target="nw"
but not for *mozilla.support.firefox* into the group box (need HELP with This)
http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search?q=group:*mozilla.support.firefox*&num=100

Manage Bookmarks Bookmarks Manager:
Right click on the icon to open in new window or to open in new tab; otherwise opens in same window.  (Same as in IE, except IE doesn't have Tabs).  Another way to open in a new tab is to drag to the “New Tab” (you can't drag the icon to the toolbar)

Sorting Bookmarks in Firefox(#sortbookmarks)
Ctrl-B (for bookmarks)
Right click on a bookmark entry, Sort by Name
(IE users can look at PC World article article for sorting bookmarks.)

Read more about Bookmarks and the Bookmark Manager on a separate page (onsite).

You might want set up your favorite bookmarks as keywords.  I am currently keeping my keyword bookmarks in their own folder (K) on my bookmarks bar just so I can keep track of what keywords I have and to minimize duplicates or deleting important bookmarks, see examples of my keyword shortcuts

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This is the builtin Search Box that comes with Firefox, which was described in more detail earlier simply because I prefer to include it next the menus on the Menu Toolbar.  Pictured here for comparison purposes with some other search related toolbars.  In general it is best and safer to stick to the builtin searchbox and avoid third party search toolbars.

Google Bar (#googlebar)

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*items* Don't confuse the Googlebar (extension) (mozdev) with the builtin Search Bar which uses plugins (Mycroft) to add more search engines.  Both can be customized.  I prefer the builtin Search bar and keep the Google toolbar minimized.  You will find the Google Toolbar Items in the right click menu of the page where you activate the Google toolbar and you can activate the Google toolbar from the View Menu as well.

See Googlebar Screenshots for pictures of all of the drop down menus. 

I kept the Googlebar deactivated for quite awhile and finally removed it.  Most of it is not of interest; and I like the Firefox Search bar much better and the other items are in the Web Developer context menus.

Google Toolbar (#googletoolbar)

*ggtb*

Google Toolbar (official), Google Toolbar Features, Problematic Extension, (uninstall)

Problems:  Heavy Background disk usage, Search Engine Watch, inserts new hyperlinks, Privacy.  while you might avoid things in individual options the toolbar makes it easier to not watch over your preferences, and of course there is the tendency toward bloated toolbars  Google Toolbar not recommended -- Do Not Install.

Web Developer Toolbar (#webdeveloper)

*dev*

The Web Developer Extension, Chris Pederick, can be installed.  You can activate/deactivate from the View Menu (if installed).  I only use it from the context menu.  You can use the Tools Menu to access the web developers toolbar items and all of its submenus (or drop downs).  (Disable, CSS, Forms, Images, Information, Miscellaneous, Outline, Resize, Tools, View Source -- Ctrl+Shift+U, Options) For more information and submenus of those submenus see the Features & Submenus, and Screenshots, along with more details on the left side frame on the site.  Most of the items can be found as bookmarklets, but what you really gain is a logical arrangement of items.  Web Developer Extension Recommended, but avoid bloated toolbars by using Tools Menu rather than displaying its toolbar.

Tabs Bar  (#tabsbar)

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Firefox provides tabbed browsing, you can start a tab by right-clicking on the tab bar, by double-clicking on the tab bar, using Ctrl+T, by right-clicking on a link, Ctrl+click on a link.  You can even use middle wheel on the tab bar to start a tab, but I would never waste the wheel-click on an such a trivial shortcut.

In my opinion there is no better setting for the wheel click than Enter and that is what I have set mine to across all applications (see mouse settings), since you frequently need to hit Enter from dialogs, input areas, location bar, search bar and your hand is already on the mouse.

The active tab is bolded by default.  You can obtain an extension from Mozilla Development to color the active tab a different color from the inactive tabs, and you can also get an extension to turn off bolding if you want to just go by the color.  But it is really better to modify your userchrome.css, see Make the active tab easier to distinguish within the “Firefox Help: Tips &Tricks” page.  (also see my userchrome changes)

When you realize that you wanted to go back to the previous webpage and keep both readily available, you can drag the logo of the current page to the tab bar then go back to the previous tab and use BACK button (ALT+ArrowLT, or the left side thumb mouse button).

If you want to drag a link from IE, from Outlook Express (email), from your desktop or anywhere else you can use Drag to Tab (builtin).  Have placed the Firefox “New Tab” button at the right end of the location bar which is easier to drag to than an empty space on a filled up tabs bar.

 
  New Tab
Reload Tab
Reload All Tabs
Close Other Tabs
Close Tab
Undo Close Tab 
Gather All Splits ♦
Split Tab to ♦       –>
Duplicate Tab ...♦   –>
Bookmark All Tabs
Bookmark This Tab
Tabs bar

Drag and drop a link
  from anywhere.
 

 
Included with Firefox, are these options in the tab's context menu
New Tab, Reload Tab, Reload All Tabs, Close Other Tabs, Bookmark to Tab, Bookmark all Tabs, Close Tab, Undo Close Tab.

The "Duplicate Tab" extension adds these to the tab's context menu
Merge Windows, Duplicate Tab to New Window, Duplicate Tab.

Close button where you want it is in Browser.tabs.closeButtons *, Firefox defaults to putting it on the tab, you can put it to the far right of the tabs bar with a preference.

Tabs can be dragged to another position on the tabs bar.

For more information on Tabbed browsing, particularly in setting up tabs, see Tabbed Browsing in Firefox (onsite), the material in this section was used as in introduction on that page.

Entensions involving Tabs – right click on tab  (#tabext)

Bookmark all Tabs
Copy All URLs will create a clipboard list of all titles and URLs of the tabs in the window, or create HTML code for all tabs in the window.  It is invoked from the text body of a page.
Duplicate Tab allows you to duplicate the tab to another tab, to another window, or to recombine tabs from another window.
Undo Close Tab is very useful   builtin to Firefox 2.0
 Bookmarks Ctrl+B
 History Ctrl+H
 Wikalong Ctrl+Shift+L
 UrlParams Alt+U
 Cache Ctrl+Shift+C
 Sage Alt+Z
 Keywords Ctrl+Shift+K  
 View Search Sidebar Alt+K  
 Edit CSS Ctrl+Shift+8
 Document Map   Alt+O
 Anchorun   
Sidebar off of View Menu
The sidebar is invoked from the View menu (or from shortcuts).  Some sidebar menus have their own context menus, and some sidebar menus whether builtin or via an extension may have additional context menus through another extension. 

Right-Click Menus are Context Menus (#rclick)

Right-Click menus are also known as Context menus and as Pop Up menus.  07:03 PM 2006-08-16 (rightclick)

Depending on where you right-click in Firefox you will get different menus.
 

Right-Click within Page or on a Selection (#page)

Shift+F10 displays the context
menu down from the top,
when in full screen mode so
the top of the menu is visible. 
(Also see Menu editor)
Copy URLPlus provides for selecting a url in text and invoking it as a link.
Copy as Plain Text provides additional item ♦
Highlight Word, Highlight Words, Highlight Phrase like Bookmarklets
can be reset back to normal with F5.
The FIND in Firefox 1.0PR has a Find that highlights the word as found.
 

 
Within Page (Body)
Suppressed via Menu editor
  Back 
  Forward 
  Next Image♦ 
  Reload 
  Stop 
  Start Aardvark   ♦ 

  Bookmark This Page 
  Save Page As… 
  Send Link/Page… 

  View Background Image 
  Check Page Links ♦ 
  Select All 

  Build Gallery 
  Flashgot Options >
  Word Count ♦ 

  Undo close tab ♦ 

  View Selection in new Window ♦ 
  View Rendered Source ♦ 
  View Page Source 
  View Page Info 
  View This Page in IE ♦ 
  Show anchors ♦

* Copy URL+ ♦ =>
  Launchy ♦=>

[]  Capture Page ♦
[]  Capture page As... ♦

 ColorZilla ♦=>
 Linkification ♦=>
  Linky ♦=>

  Web Developer submenus=>
  Previous Image   ♦ 
  Next Image   ♦ 
 
    This section is dependent on blue/green
    coloring to distinquish removed menu items.
   
 Copy URL + Title
  Copy URL + Selection
  Copy URL + Title + Selection
  Copy URL + Title /*RLink*/ Selection
  Copy URL + <dt>title<dd>selection / url
  Copy URL + <a href=...>...</a>
  Copy URL + <a href=... title=selection>...</a>
  Copy URL + <a href=...>...</a>, selection
CopyURL+ submenu ♦

launchy submenu ♦

Test on a text url with selection then rclick:
 http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/ie/bookmarklets.htm
 
 
 
 
Selected Text(Body)
Suppressed via Menu editor
  Back 
  Forward 
  Next Image♦ 
  Reload 
  Stop 
  Start Aardvark   ♦ 

 Copy as Plain Text
 Check Page Links   ♦

  Word Count ♦ 
  Search Web for "quoted text" 
 Dictionary search for "quoted text"    
 Find next ...
 (see below for additional "quoted text") 

 Highlight Word[s]   ? 
 Highlight Phrase   ? 

  View Selection Source   (builtin) 
  View Selection in new Window ♦ 
  View Rendered source ♦ 
  View This Page in IE ♦ 
  Show anchors ♦

* Copy URL+ ♦ =>
  Launchy ♦=>

[]  Capture Selection ♦
[]  Capture Selection As... ♦

 ColorZilla ♦=>
 Linkification ♦=>
  Linky ♦=>

  Web Developer submenus=>
  Previous Image   ♦ 
  Next Image   ♦ 


Linky
 182 links and 33 images on page

 Open Selected Links in tabs
 Open Selected Links in windows

 Open Selected Text Link in tabs
 Open Selected Text Link in windows

 Open All Links in tabs
 Open All Links in windows

 Open All Image Links in tabs
 Open All Image Links in windows

 Show All Image Links in one tab
 Show All Image Links in one window

 Show all Images in one tab
 Show All Images in one window

  Bookmark This Link
  Copy Link Location
  Copy URL+>

  Properties
  Open Link Target in IE
  
On a Link
 
  Copy URL + Title
  Copy URL + Selection
  Copy URL + Title + Selection
  Copy URL + Title /*RLink*/ Selection
  Copy URL + <a href=...>...</a>
  Copy URL + <a href=... title=selection>...</a>
  Copy URL + <a href=...>...</a>, selection
CopyURL+ submenu on a link ♦
 
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Launchy submenu on a Link ♦
 
  Open Link in New Window 
  Open Link in New Tab 
  Open In This Window 

  Bookmark This Link 
  Save Link As… 
  Send Link… 
  Copy Link Location 
  Copy URL+     ♦ >
  Launchy     ♦ >

  Properties 
  Open Link Target in IE 

 Googlebar items   >
 Edit CSS     Ctrl+8 

 Web Developer   submenus >
 mozex   >
also on a Link
Copy Link/Email Location is same as Copy Shortcut in IE.
Copy URL+: (see firefox.htm)
Properties of a link: addresses either "nw" or "opens in same window"
[launchy]
Launchy submenu for an email link
The item "Copy Link Location" has since been moved down to immediately above what is at least usually the last group with separator above and below -- this move is very necessary since to top or upper third can often be lopped off, and references to links require the cursor to be on the item as opposed to those that use a selection and for which Shift+F10 would allow you to see the top. A picture of my actual link can be seen here or link comparison;  You (topic: #copylink)

Right-Click on a Picture / Shape / Icon (#picture)

  Open Link in New Window 
  Open Link in New Tab 
  Open In This Window 

  Bookmark This Link 
  Save Link As 
  Send Link… 

  Copy Link Location 

  View Image 
  Copy Image 
  Copy Image Location 
  Zoom Image  

  Save Image As 
  Send Image 
  Set as Wallpaper 
  Block Images from 
  Copy URL+ >
  Launchy   ♦>

  Properties 
  Open Link Target in IE 

 Googlebar items   >
 Adblock image    
 Edit CSS     Ctrl+8 

 Web Developer   submenus >
 mozex   >
Icon within a Link
 
[star]

 
picture [pic] in a link

Background
Image

 
  View Image 
  Copy Image 
  Copy Image Location 

  Save Image As 
  Send Image 
  Set as Wallpaper 
  Block Images from 
  Copy URL+ >
  Launchy   ♦>

  Properties 

 Googlebar items   >
 Adblock image    
 Edit CSS     Ctrl+8 

 Web Developer   submenus >
 mozex   >
Icon only
 
  Back 
  Forward 
  Reload 
  Stop 

 
  Bookmark This Page 
  Save Page As… 
  Send Page… 

 
  View Background Image 
  Copy URL+>
Select All
  Launchy   ♦>

 
  View Page Source 
  View Page Info 
  View This Page in IE /x/ 

 Googlebar items   >
 Edit CSS     Ctrl+8 

 Web Developer   submenus >
 mozex   >
Frame with Background
Block Images from: blocks images from this server, ad blocking security.
    Manage with Tools->Image Manager->Manage Image Permissions.
Properties of an Image: Location, Width, Height, Size of file, Alternate Text   [IE: address, date created/modified,size in bytes]
 Open
 Open Containing Folder
 Remove
 Properties
Tools, Downloads
 
 Options
 Visit Home Page
 About <This Extenion>
 Uninstall
 Update
 Disable
 Move to Top
 Move Up
 Move Down
Tools, Extensions
 
 Use Theme
 Visit Home Page

 About Firefox (default)...
 Uninstall
 Update
Tools, Themes

Working With or around Frames in Firefox (#frames)

An important item that I left out above was Frames.  Since this page does not have them I forgot about them.  Geocities will add frames to your beautiful web pages.  I will use the following webpage as an example of a Geocities page that involves Firefox.  There aren't many such pages on Geocities but for this example click on Hidden Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird Prefs   (or a non Firefox example:  Creating a Mail Merge Data Source) and then
-- Right-click within the main frame, and choose “This Frame” and then “Show Only This Frame”.

There are some things you are probably interested in when you get a page with frames that you don't want to view.  One is to view just one frame, print just one frame, see the source for just one frame.  The following Context menus were pulled using the above example.  Note with aggressive adblocking you may have reduced two frames to being empty but they waste valuable space nevertheless.

You can use the same page to experiment how that page would print by using Print Preview from the original page and then as restricted to a single frame, a big difference.
 

This Frame
 Show Only this Frame 
 Open Frame in New Window 
 Open Frame in New Tab 

 Reload Frame 

 Bookmark This Frame…. 
 Save Frame As…. 

 View Frame Source 
 View Frame Info 
 
Launchy from within a Frame
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Find Bar (#findbar_items)

The width of the Find bar can interfer with narrowing a Firefox window, such that you lose the right vertical scrollbar.  Try exiting Find, after adjusting window width you can reinvoke Find. [Also see Large Screens]


Alphabetize Your Bookmarks and other folders (#bookmarks)

The Bookmarks menu brings up the bookmarks folder, right clicking on a folder brings up a menu that allows you to sort folders and bookmarks within the selected folder, but not recursively through subfolders. 

Use "SortPlaces" extension to permanently sort all bookmarks or major bookmark folders (sorting with SortPlaces is reversible).


Context Navigation use of Arrow Keys is pretty much the same idea s Context Menus.  The following is based a reply post by Chris Ilias (2006-06-30).
Focus is on the location bar
up/down arrow keys go through the loation bar drop-down (or similar to left/right arrow)
Focus is on the Search Bar,
up/down arrow keys go through each tab
Focus is on a Tab,
up/own arrow keys go through the search bar drop-down list.
left/right arrow keys go through the tabs (same as with with Ctrl which is documented)
Focus in on the web-page,
up/down arrow keys scrolls through the web-page (as in scroll bar arrows).

Navigation with TAB key or SHIFT+TAB:
focus in web page, to next/previous link.
focus on a tab, to next/previous tab.

Other not necessarily related information (#other)


Problems with Right Click Menus (#problems)

Regain a Hijacked Context Menu
Some sites may disable right click menus and disable your ability to select text.  To restore control see Favelet/Bookmarklet: Script Killer, disables all JavaScript code in a web page.  (Bookmarklets).  If the context menu is the only thing hijacked you can bookmark this code javascript:void(document.oncontextmenu=null) -- Regain Context Menu {reference: Firefox Help: Tips &\1 Tricks]

Right-clicking does not work, a known issue caused by the Yahoo! Toolbar for Firefox.
Also see Problematic extensions - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

 
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Regain a Hijacked Mousedown that prevents selection
(see Script Killer above) or use Tools, Web Developer, Disable, Disable JavaScript.
Or uncheck Disable or replace context menus on Tools, Options, Content, Advanced. (click on picture at right)

Game won't work because context menu is wrong
To allow a program to change the context menu (opposite of another solution)
  Tools, Options, Context,
    [x] Javascript enabled and beside that is [Advanced] button inside that dialog
      [x] allow scripts to: Disable or replace the context menus

additional references:  [1]

More notes on disabled context menus

If you do not want websites to control your mouse usage, you can set your options to prevent JavaScript from touching context menus.

Tools → Options → Content → Advanced (javascript) → allows script to: (uncheck) Disable or replace context menus

But generally you want to have JavaScript turned on, and can usually get around disabled context menus by invoking the "Enable Right-click" menus that you can get different versions of:

I use keyword shortcuts with modified names on bookmarklets so I can try several versions, there are some really egocentric webmasters that try to protect their coding from being seen which in fact copied the specific technique of protecting code from other sites, or to prevent others from copying text to put into a bookmark or reference.  It can't really be done and it just annoys users.
Anybody can see the source.


Additions that affect menus on this page (#additions)

I guess by now most of what is actually in my Context Menu is a result of Firefox Extensions rather than builtin items.
JavaScript - File size -- http://www.quirksmode.org/js/filesize.html (works only in IE)
http://www.quirksmode.org/js/lastmod.h tml
Calculate this page’s size using JavaScript.
Last Update of this page http://www.javascriptmall.com/learn/lesson11.htm (see below)

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