Web apps need better context menus

Browser context menu

For web apps to be as good as native apps, they need better context (right click) menus.

Take a look at the screenshot above. This shows what happens when you click on a person in a Google+ circle: I’d like to move the person from the current circle to a different one.

A ‘proper’ context menu would be very useful in this case, but of course what I get is the usual generic browser menu with items that are irrelevant to the task I’m trying to accomplish.

I know that you can add items to context menus in Chrome apps, for example, or hack them in other ways, that there are security considerations (if people add deceptive menu items), that many (most?) users never use context menus, and so on.

BUT…

There must be a way.

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About Sam Dutton

I am a Developer Advocate for Google Chrome. I grew up in rural South Australia, went to university in Sydney, and have lived since 1986 in London, England. Twitter: @SW12
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