What's the Use of the Menu Key?
The ▤ Menu key, also known as Apps key, is meant to be a application-specific context menu key.
The ▤ Menu key is invented by Microsoft. It first appeared on the Microsoft Natural Keyboard in 1994.
〔►see Microsoft Natural Keyboard〕
In desktop (file manager), you can press 【▤ Menu r】 to rename, 【▤ Menu d】 to delete, 【▤ Menu p】 to show info/properties, etc.
In Firefox, you can press 【▤ Menu c】 to copy, and 【▤ Menu p】 to paste. Also works in terminal and most other apps.
Menu Key vs Fn Key
When you buy a keyboard, never get one that has Fn key in place of ▤ Menu key. Because, the Fn key is hardwired, you cannot remap in OS. If you don't like its preset multimedia functions, it becomes a useless key on one of the most important spot. Like, a dead horse squatting in front yard.
Menu Key Use in Emacs
Keyboard Keys Topic
- Keyboard Big Fat Enter Key
- Keyboard Home/End Keys Arrangement
- Tiny Space Bar on Japanese Keyboards
- Keyboard Page Key
- Print Screen, SysRq/ScrLk, Pause/Break Keys
- Control Key and Capslock Key Positions in Old Keyboards
- Keyboard Evolution: Zoom Button, Dedicated Keys
- Keyboards with Volume Wheel
- Keyboard Modifier Keys, Short Survey
- Why Function Keys F1 F2 Are Useful
- What's the Use of the Menu Key?
- Backspace Key: Key Label's Influence on Key Purpose
- Alt Graph Key, Compose Key, Dead Key