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opera.contexts.menu.onclick and MenuItem.onclick

This documentation relates to Opera's now deprecated .oex Extension API framework for Opera versions <= 12.15 and also provided by our OEX2NEX shim library.

For the latest Opera Extensions API documentation for Opera versions > 12.15 please consult the latest Opera Extensions API documentation online.


This property represents the function executed when a context menu item is clicked. This callback function will contain one argument of type MenuEvent.


The below example opens a new tab when the extension's menu item is clicked.

  The configuration file ('config.xml').
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<widget xmlns="http://www.w3.org/ns/widgets">
    <feature name="opera:contextmenus"/>
// The background process (e.g. index.html)

if (opera.contexts.menu) {
  var menu = opera.contexts.menu;
  // Create a menu item properties object
  var itemProps = {
    title: 'Context Menu Example',
    type: 'folder'

  // Create a menu item with the specified properties
  var item = menu.createItem(itemProps);
  // Add the menu item to the context menu
  // Open a new tab when clicked
  item.onclick = function(event) {
    var tab = opera.extension.tabs.create();