How to Enable Secret “Click and Hold Context Menu” Option in Mozilla Firefox?

If you are a Mozilla Firefox user, you might be knowing about the secret about:config page which allows you to tweak various hidden settings in Mozilla Firefox which are generally not available in its Preferences window. You can enable/disable lots of features using this secret page.

I was looking for something in about:config page and found a very interesting feature I was not aware of. This secret feature allows you to open context menu (right-click menu) for a link by clicking and holding on it for a few seconds.


I wonder why this option is not provided in Firefox Preferences window? Its a very handy feature and you don't need to right-click on a link to show its context menu. Just click and hold for a few seconds.

To enable this secret feature, you can use following simple steps:

1. Open Firefox and type about:config in the addressbar and press Enter. It'll confirm, click on I'll be careful, I promise! button.

2. Now type context_menus in the Filter box and look for following boolean key:


3. The entry "ui.click_hold_context_menus" would be set to false. Double-click on it or right-click on it and select "Toggle". It'll set its value to true.


4. That's it. Now just click and hold on a hyperlink and Firefox will show the context menu.

Also check:

Ultimate Collection of Best "about:config" Tweaks for Mozilla Firefox

[All About Mozilla Firefox] Get Old Things Back, Customize New Things, Reveal Hidden Secret Stuff

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  • What's the difference to the default context menu?

  • VG

    ^^ Its not about difference in context menu, its about difference in accessing the context menu. :)

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