How to Open Right-Click Context Menu on Windows 10 with a Key Press?

How can I right-click on a PC or laptop without using a mouse? Holding down the SHIFT key while pressing F10 will activate the right-click context menu for those who prefer this method. However, if you regularly need to open the right-click menu, using the SHIFT + F10 keyboard shortcut is not as quick. Using a third-party program called PowerToys, you can set up the right-click menu to open with a single key press.

This risewindows guide will walk you through the process of giving a keyboard key in Windows 10 the right-click functionality. Once it’s been set, you only need to hit one key to access the right-click context menu.

How to Map a Key to Open Right-Click Context Menu in Windows 10?

Use the following steps to map a key to open right-click context menu on Windows 10:-

Step 1: First, download and install the new PowerToys programme from Microsoft on your laptop or desktop.
Step 2: Launch the PowerToys utility and select Settings from the menu that appears.
Step 3: In the “Administrator mode” part of the PowerToy Settings box, click on the Run as administrator button.
Click on Yes when UAC dialog window prompts.
Step 4: Turn the switch ON close to “Always run as administrator” and “Run at startup” to let the application run behind the scenes with administrative privileges.
Step 5: Select the Keyboard Manager from the left-side tabs. Click on the Remap a key button located on the Keyboard Manager’s right side pane.
Step 6: To add a new key mapping in the Remap the keys pop-up window, click on the plus sign (+).
Step 7: Under the Key column, click on the Type button.
Step 8: A new pop-up window appears. Click on OK after pressing the key you want to use for the right-click context menu. We advise picking a key that you infrequently use so that it won’t interfere with any keyboard shortcuts (Windows users infrequently use the CTRL and ALT keys on the right side of the keyboard).
Step 9: PowerToys will record what you press on the keyboard after you do so and display it on the screen. Choose on OK option.
Note: If you accidentally click on the wrong key, you can undo it by pressing the Esc button.
Step 10: Click the drop-down arrow next to the “Mapped To” column and choose Apps/Menu.
Step 11: In the top right corner, press on the OK button.
Step 12: When prompted, select Continue Anyway.
Once you’ve finished the aforementioned steps, the chosen key will take the place of the standard SHIFT + F10 shortcut for bringing up the right-click context menu. Since we’ve set the right Alt key to open the right-click context menu, pressing the right Alt key opens it immediately.
It should be noted that assigning a key to the right-click context menu will not prevent the right-click context menu from appearing by pressing SHIFT + F10. Even you can use your mouse’s right button to open the context menu by right clicking.
The key mapping will function while PowerToys is active in Windows 10’s system tray. Launch PowerToys and delete the key mapping that you have created if you wish to remove the mapped key.
That is it.
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