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A jQuery plugin that provides a context menu (based on the standard jQueryUI menu widget).

  • Define menus from <ul> element or definition list (i.e.
    [{title: "Paste", cmd: "paste"}, ...]).
  • Themable using jQuery ThemeRoller.
  • Supports delegation (i.e. can be bound to elements that don’t exist at the
    time the context menu is initialized).
  • Optional support for touch devices.


The latest release is available at npm Registry:

$ npm install ui-contextmenu

GitHub version
See also the Change Log.


Live demo page:

See also the unit tests and live examples


Getting Started

First, include dependencies:

  • jQuery 1.7+ (3.x or later recommended)
  • jQuery UI 1.9+ (at least core, widget, menu), 1.12+ recommended
  • One of the ThemeRoller CSS themes or a custom one
  • jquery.ui-contextmenu.js (also available as CDN on
    cdnjs, or

for example

    <link href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/themes/base/jquery-ui.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script>
    <script src="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
    <script src="assets/jquery.ui-contextmenu.min.js"></script>

Assume we have some HTML elements that we want to attach a popup menu to:

<div id="container">
    <div class="hasmenu">AAA</div>
    <div class="hasmenu">BBB</div>
    <div class="hasmenu">CCC</div>

Now we can enable a context menu like so:

	delegate: ".hasmenu",
	menu: [
		{title: "Copy", cmd: "copy", uiIcon: "ui-icon-copy"},
		{title: "----"},
		{title: "More", children: [
			{title: "Sub 1", cmd: "sub1"},
			{title: "Sub 2", cmd: "sub1"}
	select: function(event, ui) {
		alert("select " + ui.cmd + " on " + ui.target.text());

Alternatively we can

initialize the menu from embedded <ul> markup

For more information:


Thanks to all contributors.

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