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Dealing With Firefox’s Context-Menu On Top Of Google Document’s Context-Menu

So you’re using Mozilla Firefox (on Windows 7) and right-click on a spelling error… and up comes Mozilla’s context menu on top of Google’s context menu. As in the following image:

Firefox's context menu on top of Google's context menu

Firefox’s context menu on top of Google’s context menu

This wasn’t a problem for me in the past – I just hit ESC – but this stopped working (it made both the Firefox and Google menus disappear). But if I press the Alt key (and release) then the Firefox menu goes away leaving the Google menu remaining as in the following image:

After pressing Alt the Google context menu remains

After pressing Alt the Google context menu remains

I do believe you can configure Firefox to allow websites to take control of the context menu by updating the JavaScript settings (see the next image) but I personally prefer Firefox to stop websites hijacking the context-menu.

Firefox advanced JavaScript settings to permit websites hijacking the context-menu

Firefox advanced JavaScript settings to permit websites hijacking the context-menu

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