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Awesome custom right click options. Pure CSS and JS

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Hello, glad you are here. I am kunaal and today we will see how to make our own custom right click options. You can see demo below.

Demo

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Let's code

Inside HTML file under <body> tag write

h1 class="text">right click</h1>

<div class="options">
    <h1 class="title">pages</h1>
    <hr>
    <ul class="link-container">
        <li class="link-item">
            <a href="#" class="link">home</a>
        </li>
        <li class="link-item">
            <a href="#" class="link">projects</a>
        </li>
        <li class="link-item">
            <a href="#" class="link">about us</a>
        </li>
        <li class="link-item">
            <a href="#" class="link">contact us</a>
        </li>
    </ul>
</div>
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CSS

*{
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    box-sizing: border-box;
}

body{
    width: 100%;
    min-height: 100vh;
    background: #ffa462;
    font-family: roboto, sans-serif;
    display: flex;
    place-items: center;
}

.text{
    text-transform: uppercase;
    font-size: 250px;
    text-align: center;
    color: #000;
    opacity: .25;
    user-select: none;
    word-wrap: break-word;
}

.options{
    width: 200px;
    height: 250px;
    background: #ebebeb;
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    border-radius: 10px;
    padding: 20px 0;
    border: 2px solid #f0efef;
    box-shadow: 0 20px 20px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
    user-select: none;
    display: none;
}

.title{
    padding: 0 20px;
    font-weight: 400;
    text-transform: capitalize;
    color: #565656;
    font-size: 25px;
    opacity: .7;
}

.options hr{
    padding: 0 20px;
    opacity: .1;
    border: .5px solid #000;
    border-radius: 10px;
    margin: 10px;
}

.link-item{
    list-style: none;
    width: 100%;
    height: 30px;
    margin: 2px 0;
    line-height: 30px;
    display: flex;
}

.link{
    color: #969696;
    font-weight: 300;
    text-transform: capitalize;
    text-decoration: none;
    width: 100%;
    padding: 0 20px;
}

.link:hover{
    background-color: #fff;
}
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And last little bit of JS.

const options = document.querySelector('.options');

window.oncontextmenu = (e) => {
    e.preventDefault();

    if(e.y + 250 <= window.innerHeight){
        options.style.top = `${e.y}px`;
    } else{
        options.style.top = `${e.y - 250}px`;
    }

    if(e.x + 200 <= window.innerWidth){
        options.style.left = `${e.x}px`;
    } else{
        options.style.left = `${e.x - 200}px`;
    }
    options.style.display = 'block';
}

window.onclick = () => {
    if(options.style.display === 'block'){
        options.style.display = null;
    }
}
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I hope you understood everything. If you have any doubt or you find any mistake that I made or you have any suggestion feel free to ask me in comment.

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Discussion (3)

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Jon Randy

You shouldn't be replacing the normal context menu unless there is a very good reason for doing so (perhaps something like a text formatting contextual menu in Google Docs). There is an expectation from users about what a right-click (or whatever gesture they used to invoke the context menu) should do. Weird, non-standard stuff like a page navigation really should not be here - it will only serve to annoy and confuse the user.

That said, there's nothing technically wrong here - you might just want to revise your example with a better UI use case.

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qucchia

There's a missing < at the beginning of the HTML snippet!

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qucchia

Hmm, maybe it would be nice if you could explain what the JavaScript does? And maybe some of the CSS properties like user-select. Thanks for your time!