The recent release of Opera 12.10 introduced the Context Menu API to a stable release for the first time. This API allows developers to extend the context menu (if you're like me, you know it as the right-click menu) and add new options and functionality to it through extensions. Choosing which options are available in your right-click menu makes it that little bit quicker and easier to do what you want on the web. Here are 5 great extensions that use this excellent new feature:
Some people just love to share - and this extension lets you do just that! It uses the new context menu API to add social network links to the right-click menu. The best thing is, it reacts to the type of item you want to share: depending on whether you right-click on an image, a link, some selected text or the web page itself, the sharing options will change appropriately. You can change the settings in the preferences panel to include options for as few, or as many social sites as you'd like! Includes Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Orkut, VK.com, Digg, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit and StumbleUpon.
This is a great example of a straightforward, simple extension that makes life a little easier for you. When you're browsing the web, sometimes you see a link you'd like to visit anonymously. With the Privatize extension, you can open that link in a new private tab through the right-click menu. No fuss, no opening blank tabs, no copying or pasting. Just click and go!The Privatize extension in action
Pinterest Speed Dial
Although it's a primarily a speed dial extension, the Pinterest addon also includes a sweet little context menu option. Right-click on an interesting image anywhere on the web, and you'll find an option to pin it to one of your Pinterest boards!
TinEye Context Search
This may look basic, but it works a treat - it's an unofficial extension for TinEye, and it is simply perfect for the context menu. Right-click on an image to choose the 'Search on TinEye' option, which takes you straight to TinEye.com - where all the image's information is displayed for you. In just two clicks, you can find out where an image comes from, view similar images and more!
Right Click Cache
You know that 'Cached' option you see in Google search results? With this extension, you have the option to view the cached page by right-clicking on any link, anywhere on the web. A cached page is a stored snapshot of a web page. There are several reasons you might want to see a cached page: if a page is currently down because of too much traffic, if it's a slow website, or if the owner has removed the page but you still want to see it. Since Google's servers are very fast, it can be quicker to view the cached version than the page itself. And with this extension, now you don't have to navigate through Google's search results for the page you want - just find the option in your right-click menu.
Do you have any favorites? Or is there something you'd love to see added to the right-click menu? Let us know!