2.12 Local context menu


The local context menu contains controls that relate to the focused item. To use the local context menu, follow these steps:




  1. Swipe up then right
  2. The menu is a circle or a list, depending on your TalkBack settings.
    • Circle menu: To explore the menu, drag your finger. To choose an item, lift your finger.
    • List menu: To explore the menu, swipe right or left. To choose an item, double-tap.



The options available in the menu change depending on the focused item. If there are no relevant options, TalkBack announces “No menu items.” Menu options might include the following:




  • Navigation options: Default, Characters, Words, Paragraphs, Special content navigation, Section navigation, List navigation, Control navigation, Lines.
  • Cursor control menu: When you’re editing text, this option opens a new local context menu with options such as Move cursor to the beginning, Move the cursor to end, Select all, and Start selection mode. If text is selected, options can include Cut, Copy, Paste, and End selection mode. To move the cursor while in an edit box, you can tap the volume keys.
  • Links menu: When you navigate to text that contains links, you can open the local context menu, and select the “Links” sub-menu to select one of the links included in the text.
  • Label controls: This menu allows you to add, remove, and edit custom labels for unlabeled content. Sometimes applications are missing labels on images. You can use TalkBack to create your own labels for the images, to make it easier to identify them in the future. You can manage the custom labels from the Manage custom label setting in TalkBack settings.
  • Edit seek control level: When focused on a seek control, such as volume or video playback, this option lets you set an exact value from 0 to 100.