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how to  trigger a right click event

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How can I trigger (generate) a right click event?
I can't find anything  usefeul and I need pure JS (not jquery)
Thank you
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by:Gary
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The purpose of which is to do what?
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by:Big Monty
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try this code:

if (document.createEvent) {
  var rightClick = document.createEvent('MouseEvents');
  rightClick.initMouseEvent(
    'click', // type
    true,    // canBubble
    true,    // cancelable
    window,  // view - set to the window object
    1,       // detail - # of mouse clicks
    10,       // screenX - the page X coordinate
    10,       // screenY - the page Y coordinate
    10,       // clientX - the window X coordinate
    10,       // clientY - the window Y coordinate
    false,   // ctrlKey
    false,   // altKey
    false,   // shiftKey
    false,   // metaKey
    2,       // button - 1 = left, 2 = right
    null     // relatedTarget
  );
  document.dispatchEvent(rightClick);
} else if (document.createEventObject) { // for IE
  var rightClick = document.createEventObject();
  rightClick.type = 'click';
  rightClick.cancelBubble = true;
  rightClick.detail = 1;
  rightClick.screenX = 10;
  rightClick.screenY = 10;
  rightClick.clientX = 10;
  rightClick.clientY = 10;
  rightClick.ctrlKey = false;
  rightClick.altKey = false;
  rightClick.shiftKey = false;
  rightClick.metaKey = false;
  rightClick.button = 2;
  document.fireEvent('onclick', rightClick);
}

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by:Gary
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That will do nothing.
You cannot emulate a right click only simulate it - in other words you can not make the default right click context menu appear with javascript.
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by:myyis
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This is what I want to do


<script type="text/javascript">

function showtab (link)
{
document.getElementById("tablink").href=link;

//trigger right click here for the element "tablink" with url goto.php

}

</script>
</head>
<body  >
      <div  oncontextmenu="showtab('goto.php')" >right click me </div>
      <a id="tablink" href=''></a>                                                      
</body>
</html>
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by:Gary
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You have prevent the default action with a return false

<script type="text/javascript">

function showtab (link)
{
document.getElementById("tablink").href=link;

alert(link) // added in to show it working

//trigger right click here for the element "tablink" with url goto.php
return false;
}

</script>
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by:myyis
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ok but what shall I put for this part? how will I make the trigger?
I want to open the standart box  when right clicked a link.

//trigger right click here for the element "tablink" with url goto.php
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Confused
Trigger the right click on the anchor tag to do what?
You have a right click function on the div.
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by:myyis
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The right click function (oncontextmenu) on the div does not open the standart right click box of a link (an url). I want it to open that standart box.
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by:Gary
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You cannot do that, I already told you earlier.
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by:myyis
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Using this possible?

stackoverflow.com/questions/6250447/trigger-right-click
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That is to trigger the jquery contextmenu plugin - you create your own menu - this is not the normal right click context menu

But you will not have access to the normal right click menu options, well some of them you can emulate with jquery like going back, select all, trigger print.
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by:myyis
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Is it possible  to write a custom context menu with "open link in new tab" feature?
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by:Gary
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And you do not want to use jquery?
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If possible I don't want to use.
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