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Chapter three. Optimizing Yourself > Using Context Menus

Using Context Menus

Which dining experience is more elegant: making a trip to the buffet table or sitting back while a server brings you your drinks and your meal? Obviously, being served is more civilized than hunting and gathering. The same is true in Photoshop, where context menus can save you many trips to the menu bar.

A context menu pops up in the work area instead of from a menu bar, dialog box, or palette, putting relevant commands right under your mouse. The contents of the menu change depending on (as the name implies) its context—whatever it is you are clicking (Figure 3.13). If you use a multi-button mouse, you get a context menu by clicking with the right mouse button. If you’re a Mac user with a single-button mouse or laptop trackpad, you can see a context menu by Ctrl+clicking.


  

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