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Last Update: December 4, 2023

Element menus

Elementor Editor uses context menus to help creators create webpages faster and more efficiently. Context menus change their content according to where they are located. For example, the context menu of a container is different from the context menu of a widget. 

Context menus are accessed by right-clicking the corner of a widget or the tab of a container or section.

Containers

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  • Access the container context menu by right-clicking the container tab or the the right corner of the container..
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Menu option Description
Edit ContainerOpen the container settings tabs in the panel
DuplicateMake a copy of the container
Add New ContainerAdd a nested container
Copy Puts a duplicate of the container in memory. You can then paste this copy elsewhere.
PasteReplace the contents of the container with content copied from another container found on this website.
Paste styleReplace the look and feel of the container with the look and feel copied from another container, without changing the content. 
Paste from other siteReplace the contents of the container with content copied from another container found on another website.
Reset styleRestore the original look and feel of the container. 
Edit with AIOpens up the AI menu. For more details see Editing with AI.
Save as TemplateSaving a container as a template allows you to reuse it in this site and others. For more details, see Reuse Containers
Save as defaultIf you want most of the containers on a particular site to have a standardized style or content, you can save one container as the default. When you create more containers, they will be copies of the default container.
NotesOpens the Notes panel. For more details, see Collaborate using Notes.
StructureOpens the Navigator. For more details, see Navigator.
DeleteEliminate the container.

Widgets

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  • Access the widget context menu by right-clicking the left corner of the widget..
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Menu option Description
Edit [Name of widget]Open the widget settings tabs in the panel
DuplicateMake a copy of the widget. This copy will appear in the same container.
Copy Puts a duplicate of the widget in memory. You can then paste this copy elsewhere.
PasteReplace the contents of the widget with content copied from another widget found on this website.
Paste styleReplace the look and feel of the widget with the look and feel copied from another widget, without changing the content. 
Paste from other siteReplace the widget with another widget  copied from another website.
Reset styleRestore the original look and feel of the widget. 
Save as globalCreates a global widget based on the selected widget. For more details, see Create a global widget
Save as defaultMake the content and settings of this widget the default for future widgets. For more details, see Change the default settings of an element.
NotesOpens the Notes panel. For more details, see Collaborate using Notes.
StructureOpens the Navigator. For more details, see Navigator.
DeleteEliminate the widget.

Sections 

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  • Access the section context menu by right-clicking the left corner of the section..
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Menu option Description
Edit SectionOpen the section settings tabs in the panel
DuplicateMake a copy of the section.
Copy Puts a duplicate of the section in memory. You can then paste this copy elsewhere.
PasteReplace the contents of the section with content copied from another section found on this website.
Paste styleReplace the look and feel of the section with the look and feel copied from another section, without changing the content. 
Paste from other siteReplace the contents of the section with content copied from another section found on another website.
Reset styleRestore the original look and feel of the section. 
Save as TemplateSaving a section as a template allows you to reuse it in this site and others.
NavigatorOpens the Navigator. For more details, see Navigator.
DeleteEliminate the section.

Columns

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  • Access the column context menu by right-clicking the left corner of the section..
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Menu option Description
Edit ColumnOpen the column settings tabs in the panel
DuplicateMake a copy of the column.
Copy Puts a duplicate of the column in memory. You can then paste this copy elsewhere.
PasteReplace the contents of the column with content copied from another column found on this website.
Paste styleReplace the look and feel of the column with the look and feel copied from another column  without changing the content. 
Paste from other siteReplace the contents of the column with content copied from another column found on another website.
Reset styleRestore the original look and feel of the section. 
NavigatorOpens the Navigator. For more details, see Navigator.
DeleteEliminate the section.

Page level context menus

  • Access the page context menu by right-clicking in an empty container or section. 
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Menu option Description
PasteReplace the contents of the page with content copied from another page found on this website.
Paste from other siteReplace the contents of the page with content copied from a  page found on another website.
Copy All Content Puts a duplicate of the page in memory. You can then paste this copy elsewhere.
Delete All ContentEliminate everything on the page.
StructureOpens the Navigator. For more details, see Navigator.

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To access the browser’s original right-click functionality click CTRL/CMD + Right Click
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If context menus are not working on an Apple computer: 
  • Go to the mouse settings of the mouse.
  • Modify the right click option and choose Secondary click
right click on mac

If the secondary click solution doesn’t work, you can always click to “Show Handles” in the Elementor Settings > Advanced > Editing Handles

Have more questions? We’re more than happy to assist.

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