Synonyms: Pop-up menu, pie menu

See also: Menu button , menu

Context menus are used for displaying a context-specific menu with function for the element currently focused with the keyboard or moved over with the pointing device (see DIN EN ISO 9241-161: 8.29).

A context menu has one or more menu items which are mostly vertical. A menu item can have a sub-menu. The menu items of a sub-menu are also arranged vertically. Sub-menus can also be nested several times, i.e. a menu item in a sub-menu can also have a sub-menu.

Figure 34: Context menu for the text editing

The requirements concerning the menu are described in the “menu” section. Here, only the additional requirements are described which result from the fact that it is a context menu.

No.PropertyDescriptionClassificationReference
524ContrastIf the control element with context menu has a visual reference to the context menu, this must have a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 (text) and/or 3:1 (graphic) with respect to the background.MustEN 301 549: 9.1.4.3, 11.1.4.3, 9.1.4.11, 11.1.4.11

The requirements concerning the menu are described in the “menu” section. Here, only the additional requirements are described which result from the fact that it is a context menu.

No.PropertyDescriptionClassificationReference
525Use of the keyboardThe control element with context menu must be accessible with the keyboard, and it must be possible to open the context menu with the keyboard (see Use of the keyboard table, below).MustEN 301 549: 9.2.1.1, 11.2.1.1, 9.2.1.2, 11.2.1.2

Use of the keyboard: context menu

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ActionKeyClassification
Opening the context menuCONTEXT MENU, SHIFT+F10Required
Closing the context menuESC, SHIFT+F10, [to select a menu item]Required

Use of the pointing device: context menu

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ActionKeyClassification
Opening the context menuRight clickRequired
Closing the context menuLeft click on a menu item, click outside the context menuRequired

The requirements concerning the menu are described in the “menu” section. Here, only the additional requirements are described which result from the fact that it is a context menu.

No.PropertyDescriptionClassificationReference
526RoleThe context menu role must be communicated to the Accessibility API (see Accessibility API

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