Stylish Context Menu With jQuery And CSS

Stylish Context Menu With jQuery And CSS
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This is a lightweight jQuery snippet to create an easy-to-style context menu instead of the browser's default right click menu. Great for context menus, drop down lists, site navigations, and more.

How to use it:

1. Create the context menu from an unordered html list.

<ul class="contextmenu">
  <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">jQuery Plugins</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Vue.js Components</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Angular Directives</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">ReactJS Components</a></li>

2. Style the context menu whatever you like:

.contextmenu {
  display: none;
  position: absolute;
  width: 200px;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  background: #FFFFFF;
  border-radius: 5px;
  list-style: none;
  box-shadow: 0 15px 35px rgba(50,50,90,0.1),  0 5px 15px rgba(0,0,0,0.07);
  overflow: hidden;
  z-index: 999999;

.contextmenu li {
  border-left: 3px solid transparent;
  transition: ease .2s;

.contextmenu li a {
  display: block;
  padding: 10px;
  color: #B0BEC5;
  text-decoration: none;
  transition: ease .2s;

.contextmenu li:hover {
  background: #CE93D8;
  border-left: 3px solid #9C27B0;

.contextmenu li:hover a { color: #FFFFFF; }

3. Insert the needed jQuery library in the document.

<script src="//"></script>

4. The jQuery script to enable the context menu within the whole document.


  //Show contextmenu:
    //Get window size:
    var winWidth = $(document).width();
    var winHeight = $(document).height();
    //Get pointer position:
    var posX = e.pageX;
    var posY = e.pageY;
    //Get contextmenu size:
    var menuWidth = $(".contextmenu").width();
    var menuHeight = $(".contextmenu").height();
    //Security margin:
    var secMargin = 10;
    //Prevent page overflow:
    if(posX + menuWidth + secMargin >= winWidth
    && posY + menuHeight + secMargin >= winHeight){
      //Case 1: right-bottom overflow:
      posLeft = posX - menuWidth - secMargin + "px";
      posTop = posY - menuHeight - secMargin + "px";
    else if(posX + menuWidth + secMargin >= winWidth){
      //Case 2: right overflow:
      posLeft = posX - menuWidth - secMargin + "px";
      posTop = posY + secMargin + "px";
    else if(posY + menuHeight + secMargin >= winHeight){
      //Case 3: bottom overflow:
      posLeft = posX + secMargin + "px";
      posTop = posY - menuHeight - secMargin + "px";
    else {
      //Case 4: default values:
      posLeft = posX + secMargin + "px";
      posTop = posY + secMargin + "px";
    //Display contextmenu:
      "left": posLeft,
      "top": posTop
    //Prevent browser default contextmenu.
    return false;

  //Hide contextmenu:


This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by tobiasdev. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.