3 jQuery plugins to show context menu

December 29, 2008 by admin · 3 Comments
Filed under: jQuery 

A context menu (also contextual menu, shortcut menu and, popup menu) is a menu in a graphical user interface (GUI) that appears upon user interaction, such as a right mouse click. Context menus offer a limited set of items that apply to the current state, or context, of the system or application in which the context menu is invoked

Source: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Context_menu)

Here is a review of 3 jQuery plugins that can override the browser default context menu with our own context menu.

Opera browser doesn’t support custom context menu

ContextMenu by Chris Domigan

It is one of the earliest plugin to show context menu. It is fully customizable and supports callback


It is a very lightweight jQuery plugin to show context menus (0.6KB when minified). The menu is fully customizable using HTML and CSS.

Dependencies jQuery 1.2
Size Less than 1KB (Compressed)
Restrictions None
Demo Open | Open in new window
Info & Download Open | Open in new window
Supported Browsers Firefox 1.5+, IE 6.0+

jQuery Context Menu Plugin By Cory S.N. LaViska

This is the most powerful plugin with many customization options and callback support.


  • Fully Customizable via CSS
  • Supports keyboard shortcuts
  • Ability to disable menu/menu items on the fly
  • Dependencies jQuery 1.2.6 Or jQuery 1.2 with dimensions plugin
    Size Less than 7KB (Uncompressed)
    Restrictions None
    Demo Open | Open in new window
    Info & Download Open
    Supported Browsers Firefox 2 & 3, IE 6.0+, Safari, Chrome

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    3 Responses to “3 jQuery plugins to show context menu”
    1. Valikonen says:

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