No Right Mouse Click on Gnome Menu Items

There is no right click on gnome menu items. Is this an option that can be toggled on/off?

You need to install the gnome-tweaks package, then “Keyboard & Mouse”, “Mouse Click Emulation” → Area.


gnome-tweaks already installed. Set mouse area to on.
Right Click on an item in the application menu still behaves as a left click.

Same problem here. Rocky 9.3
Right click works in the Settings test page but not in menus to move applications

This is still an issue with both the touchpad and a USB mouse.
Right click works as expected in the settings test page but in the applications menu it is the same as left click.

How can I add an application to Favourites (or any other menu) without using the mouse?
eg. edit a file somewhere

Finally found how to do this with dconf.
dconf read /org/gnome/shell/favorite-apps
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/favorite-apps “[‘new list’]”

An even easier method is to search in dconf-editor for “shell” then scroll down to favorite-apps and edit.
(I still cannot use right-click in the menus. Acts as if left-click.)

Do you mean the Applications menu in Gnome Classic? I don’t think there are any menus in default Gnome.

Right click works as expected everywhere except Gnome menus on my Rocky box.
It even works on other boxes via VNC.

So when you right-click within the applications menu, what is supposed to happen? Can you check the Gnome version on the other boxes?

On every other box (and in every answer on the web), right clicking an entry gives the Add to Favourites option. On this one box the result is exactly the same as left click. Gnome version is 40.4.0

On the other boxes, where it works properly, what version of Gnome are they running?