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Lesson 3. Using Menus > Using Shortcut Menus

Using Shortcut Menus

Windows NT supplies a variety of shortcut menus that contain common commands you often use. You can display a shortcut menu by right-clicking an object—the desktop, a window, a folder or file, and so on. The commands a shortcut menu displays depends on the item and its location.

To display and use a shortcut menu, point the mouse at the object you want to explore, open, cut, copy, or otherwise manipulate, and right-click the mouse. The shortcut menu appears; move the mouse to the command and click again. Cancel a shortcut menu by clicking the mouse anywhere besides on the menu.


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