Context Menu

Context Menu is a configurable contextual menu extension for Finder.

You can easily attach applications / shell scripts to the right click menu of Finder with the help of Context Menu.

Note: Context Menu is implemented as a Finder extension, you need to enable “Context Menu Extension” in “System Preferences » Extensions” to make the context menu appear.


Q: Difference between Context Menu Lite and the full version?
A: Context Menu Lite supports one action at a time, but the full version supports unlimited actions.

Q: I can’t find the context menu?
A: Please make sure that you’ve enabled “Context Menu Extension” in “System Preferences » Extensions”, and make sure that you’ve added the specific location to the Context Menu preferences.
If the problem persists, please disable “Context Menu Extension” in “System Preferences » Extensions” and then enable it again. The last resort is to relaunch Finder or restart your computer.

Q: Is it possible to add the context menu to mounted volumes?
A: Yes. You need to add the volumes to the Context Menu preferences first.

Q: Where are the actions stored?
A: You can find all the installed actions at “~/Library/Group Containers/”.

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Context Menu

Context Menu Preferences

  1. Interested in New File Menu

    what is the difference between New File Menu and Context Menu ?

  2. Context Menu stopped working when I upgraded Catalina to Big Sur (MacOS 11.0). When I click on a menu item (e.g. Emacs), I receive the following error:

    Error lunching application! The application “” could not be lunched because a miscellaneous error occured.

    • I discovered that if I remove the Context Menu app from my Mac computer and then reinstall it, then it works properly in MacOS 11 (Big Sur).

  3. Can you please explain the recent “New Action with File…” function?

    • Hi matt,
      It is a “New File” action which allow you create new files based on the selected template.
      Thank you!

  4. My “Show Output” window automatically closing problem seems to be resolved in the latest version on macOS 12.6.8

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