Monday, August 16, 2010

Right Click on a SharePoint 2010 list item

One thing I liked in SharePoint 2007 was the ability to click anywhere along an item’s drop-down field to get at the menu.dropdown I was disappointed to see this removed in SharePoint 2010 – now you have to click on the dropdown list’s down arrow to see the menu.

Sure, it makes sense from a user interface perspective – consistency with standard UI controls and all that. However it was a pain to have to move my mouse those extra few pixels to the right, particularly if the dropdown field is very wide.

Well, I just discovered that you can now right-click anywhere on a list item’s drop down field (except on the text) and you’ll get the drop down menu for the item. This is going to save me so much time!