A Comprehensive Guide to Sider’s Context Menu Feature

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Sider's Context Menu / Quick Text Tools provides a quick and easy way to perform common tasks when reading or writing any web content, saving you time and increasing productivity. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about this feature.


What is the Context Menu?

The Context Menu, also known as Quick Text Tools, appears when you select text or use a shortcut key. It provides quick enhancements and a prompt input box for specific tasks such as outlining topics, brainstorming, improving text, etc.

sider context menu

How to use the Context Menu?

Sider's Context Menu works on almost all web pages and input boxes to boost your productivity and efficiency in reading, understanding and writing any text.


1. Access Context Menu via shortcut key

The Context Menu acts as a personal assistant, always ready to help. To activate it, simply press the default “Command + J” key combination on your keyboard.

access context menu via shorcut key

Step 1. Press “Command” and “J” simultaneously to activate the Context Menu on any page where you need assistance.

activate the context menu

Step 2. Manually enter your query or select a built-in prompt that fits your needs and provide the necessary info. Once done, hit “Send”.

enter your query

Step 3. Review the answers. You can continue chatting, regenerate the answer, listen to it, or copy it for later use.

review the answers


How to customize the shortcut key that activates the Context Menu?

To customize the shortcut key that activates the Context Menu, follow these steps:

Step 1. Click the Sider icon on your browser's toolbar to open the sidebar. Then click the "Settings'' button in the lower right corner.

sider settings

Step 2. On the Settings page, select "Context Menu" and go to the "Shortcut Key" section.

sider context menu shortcut key

Step 3. Click the existing shortcut key and enter your own preferred key combination. Once you are done, click "Save" to apply the new shortcut key.

customize shortcut key of context menu


2. Use Context Menu for reading

You can use the Context Menu as a reading assistant to quickly access helpful tools such as language translation and text summarization. Here's how:

Step 1. Select any text on a webpage to make the Context Menu appear.

select text to make the context menu appear

Step 2. Click the drop-down arrow to choose a prompt that fits your needs, or manually input your query by clicking the Sider icon on the menu bar.

sider reading assistant choose the tool

Step 3. Review the results provided by Sider. You can continue chatting with it, regenerate the result, listen to it, or copy it for later use.

translate text while reading

Note: Note that there are six default prompts displayed in the Context Menu. You can pin any of them to the bar for quick access, and click the "Manage Prompts" button to add, remove, or reorder the prompts.

How to disable the Context Menu for reading?

If you find the Context Menu for reading distracting, you can easily disable it for specific sites or permanently. Here's how:

Step 1. Select any text to activate the Context Menu for reading, then click the "Close" symbol at the right corner of the menu bar.

close context menu for reading

Step 2. Choose one of the following options according to your needs:

  • Hide until next visit: Hide the Context Menu bar for reading until your next visit to the page.
  • Disable for this site: Never show the Context Menu bar for reading on this site.
  • Disable globally: Disable the Context Menu bar for reading on all pages.

disable context menu for reading

Note that you can re-enable the Context Menu bar in Settings at any time.


3. Use Context Menu for writing

You can use Sider's Context Menu for writing to improve your writing on any web page that allows text input. This feature offers a variety of tools, including a translating tool, a writing improver, a tone changer, and a spell and grammar checker, to help you write with confidence. Here's how to use it:

Step 1. Select the text that you've inputted, and Sider's Context Menu for writing will appear automatically.

sider context menu for writing appears

Step 2. Click the drop-down arrow to choose a prompt that fits your needs, or manually input your query by clicking the Sider icon on the menu bar.

sider writing assistant drop down menu

Step 3. Review the improved text provided by Sider. You can continue improving it, listen to it, insert it, replace the original text with it, or copy it for later use.

review improved text provided by sider

How to disable the Context Menu for writing?

If you no longer wish to use the Context Menu for writing, you can disable it by following these steps:

Step 1. Select any inputted text to activate the Context Menu for writing, then click the "Close" symbol at the right corner of the menu bar.

close context menu for writing

Step 2. Choose from the following options based on your preference:

  • Hide until next visit: Hide the Context Menu bar for writing until visit the page next time.
  • Disable for this site: Never show the Context Menu bar for writing on this site.
  • Disable globally: Disable the Context Menu bar for writing on all pages.

disable context menu for reading

Note that you can re-enable the Context Menu bar for writing in Settings at any time.


Benefits of using Sider’s Context Menu

The benefits of using Sider's Context Menu include enhanced productivity, quick access to common actions, reduced need for text copying and menu navigation, and improved efficiency within a specific context.


Tips of using Sider’s Context Menu

  • Make sure to familiarize yourself with the different options in the Context Menu to fully utilize its potential.
  • Manage the prompts shown in the Context Menu for convenient use.
  • Learn how to disable the Context Menu for non-disturbing use.
  • Regularly update your Sider to ensure you have the latest features and improvements in the Context Menu.