11 Ways to Use Right Click Context Menu in Google Chrome

Google Chrome has lots of hidden features and one such feature is using the right click context menu. The browser will offer different context menus when you right click on different places. You can quickly access useful shortcuts by using these right click menu items. In this article, let us explore the possible actions you can do by right click context menu in Google Chrome. Note that some of the context menu items are different in Windows and Mac versions. Therefore we have explained with both versions of Chrome.

Right Click Context Menu in Google Chrome

Below are the options you can use right click in Chrome.

  1. Right click on toolbar
  2. On hyperlinks
  3. Highlighted text content
  4. On images
  5. Right click on open tabs
  6. Any empty area on the browser
  7. On bookmarks bar
  8. Right click on extension icon
  9. Inside omnibox search
  10. Right click on shortcut apps
  11. On shortcuts showing on new tab page

Let us check out the options Chrome shows when you click on these areas.

1. Right Click on Chrome Toolbar

Chrome toolbar is the top bar that contains all open tabs. Right click on the toolbar to see useful options to set the size of the browser. You will see restore and minimize options enabled when you have opened the browser in maximum screen size. When you have the browser resized then you will see other options for move, size and maximize. In addition, you can open task manager, new tab, reopen closed tab and close the browser using the context menu.

Windows Toolbar Context Menu
Windows Toolbar Context Menu

On Mac, there are no right click option available on the Chrome toolbar

2. Right Click on Hyperlinks

Quickly open links in a new tab, new window or in an incognito window from the right click context menu. You can also copy or download the linked HTML page and inspect the element using developer tools.

Windows Context Menu on Links
Windows Context Menu on Links
Right Click on Chrome Mac Link
Right Click on Chrome Mac Link

3. Right Click on Highlighted Text Content

Use the context menu to quickly search Google using the highlighted text content as keywords. You can also copy or print the selected content.

Windows Context Menu for Highlighted Text
Windows Context Menu for Highlighted Text
Right Click on Chrome Mac Highlighted Text
Right Click on Chrome Mac Highlighted Text

4. Right Click on Images

Similar to other browsers, you can download images by right clicking on it and choose “Save image as…” option. You can also open and copy images or copy the image URL to clipboard. The other option is to do reverse image search on Google to find the similar images by choosing “Search Google for Image” option.

Windows Right Click on Images
Windows Right Click on Images
Right Click on Image Chrome Mac
Right Click on Image Chrome Mac

5. Right Click on Tabs

Right click on a tab to manage tabs like open, reload, pin, mute / unmute, close and reopen recently closed tabs. You can bookmark all open tabs by right clicking on any of the tab and choosing “Bookmark all tabs…” option.

Right Click on Open Tab Windows
Right Click on Open Tab Windows
Right Click on Chrome Mac Tab
Right Click on Chrome Mac Tab

6. Right Click on Empty Area

View web page source or inspect element using developer tools by right clicking on the empty area of a web page. You can also go back or forward using the options.

Right Click on Empty Area Windows
Right Click on Empty Area Windows
Right Click on Empty Area Chrome Mac
Right Click on Empty Area Chrome Mac

On Mac, you can translate the page to the default language directly from the context menu.

7. Right Click on Bookmarks Bar

Right click on empty area on bookmarks bar to open all bookmarked pages in one click. You can also right click on any of the bookmarked folder and open all links.

Right Click on Empty Bookmarks Bar Area Windows
Right Click on Empty Bookmarks Bar Area Windows
Right Click on Mac Chrome Bookmarks Bar
Right Click on Mac Chrome Bookmarks Bar

8. Right Click on Extensions Icon

You can right click on the extension icon to view settings and get more options. It is also possible to access the installed extensions like Ad Blocker by right clicking on the content area.

Right Click on Chrome Extension Icon
Right Click on Chrome Extension Icon

9. Right Click on Omnibox

Right click on omnibox to copy the URL and edit the default search engines. On Mac, you can also see the option for inserting “Emoji & Symbols” which is not available on Windows version.

Right Click Inside Omnibox Windows
Right Click Inside Omnibox Windows
Right Click on Chrome Mac Omnibox
Right Click on Chrome Mac Omnibox

10. Right Click on Shortcut App

Go to “chrome://apps” and right click on any of your apps. You can create shortcut, open the app, remove from Chrome and get app info.

Right Click on Windows App Shortcuts
Right Click on Windows App Shortcuts
Right Click on Mac Chrome App
Right Click on Mac Chrome App

11. Right Click on New Tab Page Shortcuts

Chrome will show you shortcuts of recently accessed pages on new tab pages. you can right on the shortcut to open or save.

Right Click on NTP Shortcuts Windows
Right Click on NTP Shortcuts Windows
Right Click on Chrome Mac Shortcut
Right Click on Chrome Mac Shortcut

Wrap Up

As you see, you can do almost everything using right click context menu in Google Chrome. Though the options are different on Windows and Mac Chrome version, it is very useful to get things done quickly.

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