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HTML oncontextmenu Attribute

Definition and Usage

The oncontextmenu attribute fires when the user right-clicks on an element to open the context menu.

Note: Although the oncontextmenu event is supported in all browsers, the contextmenu attribute is currently only supported in Firefox.

Applies to

The oncontextmenu attribute is part of the Event Attributes, and can be used on any HTML elements.

Elements Event
All HTML elements oncontextmenu


Execute a JavaScript when a context menu is triggered:

<div oncontextmenu="myFunction()" contextmenu="mymenu">
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Browser Support

Event Attribute
oncontextmenu Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes