Right click menu not opening – Mac app

I cannot open this menu on the canvas, only when I go to the layer menu.

I tried to close and open, restart, reload the tab… nothing.

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Hey there, that’s very odd.

Can you make sure you have the option enabled for Ctrl + click? You can find it under Preferences > Ctrl + click opens right click menu

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Life saviour! Thank you so much!

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@dvaliao I think this should be enabled by default. Is there a reason it’s not?

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Just putting in that I agree with @Sam_Dutton I was very confused when I stopped being able to open menus this way, thank god for this thread since I had assumed it was a bug with Figma. Also, I’m kind of confused about what use cases would even require this setting to be switched off.

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I had the same issue! Thanks so much, it was an easy fix :slight_smile:

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I also agree that this should be a default setting for Mac users. It makes no sense as to why I would not want to be able to right-click a menu to open it.

Why is this a setting? I can’t think of any other app that uses the CTRL for anything other than contextual menus. I thought it was a bug too until I found this thread.

Hi there, thanks for the feedback. I will share your feedback with our internal team. Really appreciate your voice.