AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Shortcut Menu

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08-31-2011 05:49 AM

A user in my office is having an issue with the right-click Shortcut Menu.  The regular old Shortcut Menu (one that shows Basic Modify Tools, Clipboard, Pan, Zoom, Properties, etc.) comes up just fine.  Where the issue comes up is when an item is selected.  Example: if mtext is selected when right-clicking the Shortcut Menu would include options not shown when no item is selected.  The extra options shown would be related to modifying mtext... and they show up because mtext is selected.  Now the right-click menu is the same regardless of whether an object is selected or not.  Any ideas on how to get the right-click menu back so that when an object is selected, right-click and the Shortcut Menu has those extra edit options?


Screenshots attached.  The area I boxed out with the orange spraypaint in the 'selection' SS is what does not show up and we are hoping to get back.


PS.  This is global.  Happens in not just one drawing, but all drawings the user opens.

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Re: Shortcut Menu

08-31-2011 06:06 AM in reply to: jay_n

We use 2010 but has 2012 the variable Shortcutmenu ?


Make it the same with a system that works, it is also accesable thru the options


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Re: Shortcut Menu

08-31-2011 06:25 AM in reply to: Wheelie22

The Shortcut Menu from 2010 to 2012 appears to be the same.


Myself and the other user are running on the same OS and version of AutoCAD.  By making it the same through OPTIONS I assume you mean OPTIONS / USER PREFERENCES / WINDOWS STANDARD BEHAVIOR area and then match the two systems up at that location?  Yes, we have idential settings in this area.  In this area of options for editing how the right-click Shortcut Menu works I don't see where to change it to add or remove the options I am talking about.  It appears to have the options to edit pretty much everything else about that menu... but the issue we are having.

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Re: Shortcut Menu

08-31-2011 07:05 AM in reply to: jay_n

Option > Selection > Noun/Verb Selection  also known as PICKFIRST = 1


I really wish Autodesk would just remove this variable, or at least pop up a confirmation dialog box when some poorly writen lisp turns it off.

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Message 5 of 6 (2,837 Views)

Re: Shortcut Menu

09-01-2011 12:22 PM in reply to: nestly

You might also want to look at Tools > Options > User Preferences tab. In there you will see a button called Right-Click Customization. This is where you can control what happens when you right click and when.

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Message 6 of 6 (2,590 Views)

Re: Shortcut Menu

02-14-2012 12:56 PM in reply to: jay_n

I had this frustration with 2012.  Rather than importing a full CUI to try and fix this one thing, I used the menu customize tool to copy edit commands (and others I prefer) to the shortcut edit menu.  They are now on the front screen of the right click edit menu.  This screen cap shows the process.  If there is a better way to do this, please let me know.  Thanks

setting right click menu in 2012.png

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