Pop-up menu

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as a context menu and shortcut menu, a pop-up menu is a menu that is a hidden menu that doesn't appear until you right-click. This menu is often referred to as a context menu because the options in the menu often relate to what has been right-clicked. For example, in Microsoft Word if text was highlighted and then right-clicked a shortcut menu similar to the example below would appear. As can be seen, this shortcut menu gives you quick access to all the most common features that relate to text such as cut, copy, font properties, etc.

Shortcut menu

Contextual tab, Menu, Operating system terms