How to right-click and select an option from context menu?

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#1

I cannot find in the documentation how to record a right+select option using the recorder. The documentation provides no information about this basic step.

Here’s what I tried:

  1. Open Desktop Recorder.

  2. Perform Right Click.

  3. Select “element -> mouse -> Right Click”

  4. Hit escape

  5. Perform Right Click and Select and option from the context menu.

  6. Hit escape.

  7. I get an error saying “failed to record”.

So how do you record context menu operations??


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#2

Hello @Max_ML,

Hope this could help you:

Try to use F2 – pauses for 3 seconds. A countdown timer is displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen. Can be useful with menus that automatically hide.

Regards,
Susana


#3

Just add the click activity with following right click selection.

Regards,.,!!
AKsh


#4

Thanks. Sorry to pester, but I am still unclear.

So do I have to:

  1. Start Recording

  2. Left click

  3. Hit Escape

  4. Got to properties -> change to BTN_RIGHT

  5. Resume Recording

  6. Hit F2

  7. Right click.

  8. Select the option from the context menu.

  9. End recording.

This seems like a lot of steps for a basic operation, so maybe I am not understanding something.

Out of curiosity, what do the “click” and “element” menus in the recorder do? I tried using them, and they seem to do nothing.


#5

SOLVED. You just use element -> Mouse -> Right Click.

Then you just do a left click on the element you desire. The left-click acts as a right-click when you are recording the “Right Click” Mouse element. Then you have to do the F2 thing to get a chance to bring up the context menu, as you said.

Thanks for your help.


#7

Hi Max, I followed the steps in this thread but it’s not working for me. I’m trying to automate a MS Excel file link and use right click, select Save as from context menu. My sequence returns error indicating it cannot find the context menu. I used F2 to pause to display the context menu then select Save as. Any ideas? Thanks.


#8

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How could I select the any element on the given image and right click on it?