Simplify the context menu when right-clicking some selected text in a message



4 years ago
2 months ago


(Reporter: squib, Unassigned)


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4 years ago
If you right-click selected text in a message, you get pretty much the full context menu, which has an awful lot of items. Firefox, on the other hand, only shows items that relate to the selected text (Copy, Select All, Search, View Selection Source, and Inspect Element).

I think we should do something similar and remove all the items that refer to the entire message. This would make it a lot easier for users to find the web-search item that we have in there. We could also use the newly-freed space for other things like bug 638845.
As long as we do this *only* when we have selected text, I'm okay with this idea.
OS: Windows 7 → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All

Comment 2

4 years ago
Yeah, that's the plan. If you don't have selected text, the full context menu should show up.

Comment 3

4 years ago
Also, you could make an argument for showing the Reply items, since you can select text in a message for quoting in a reply. But stuff like Archive, Move To, Delete, etc don't need to be shown.


2 months ago
See Also: → bug 483252
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