I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.

When I right-click, menu popup too quickly, and the first menu item is clicked.

If I right-click in desktop, it create a new folder sometime.

If I right-click in terminal, it open a new terminal sometime.


Is there some way to delay context menu?

Or how can I offset context menu a little bit pixels to the right-bottom direction? (like firefox)

Or how can I config Gnome to popup menu when right-mouse released? (like windows xp)

  • 1
    could you change the mouse? or if you are using a laptop, plug in a mouse; what happens with the new mouse?
    – antivirtel
    Dec 27, 2010 at 10:23
  • definitely,change the mouse i happen to have the same issue as you,but lucky for me i have 2 mouse or do what i do, when you right.click hold the mouse button so you can put the cursor away from the menu. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:25
  • This is an issue I've been experiencing recently too. I think it only happens if the mouse is moved during the right click (but it only needs to be moved very very slightly). For me the logical workaround would be to stop rightclicks on menus from activating the menus
    – 8128
    Dec 27, 2010 at 11:33
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    I can not answer our three questions. But I think you should just change the way you use the context-menu: Try to right-click-&-hold, then select the menu-item you want to and release the right-click on it. That is much easier than changing the menu-behavior. ;-)
    – Simon
    Jan 7, 2011 at 8:27

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