Contextual Menus

With iOS 13 or later, Contextual Menus combine thumbnail previews, swipe actions, edit mode actions, and Drag and Drop gestures into one streamlined interaction.


As with its support for Drag & Drop gestures, forScore leverages Contextual Menus to make many of its existing features more accessible, discoverable, and quicker to use. It’s not a new feature per se, it’s a way of working that’s available throughout the app. Just like on a computer with right click menus, there’s no visual indication that something provides a contextual menu, so it’ll take a little bit of trial and error to learn when you can expect something to behave this way or not.

Use a long press (or tap and hold) gesture to open a contextual menu and choose from the available actions, or tap away to dismiss it. A contextual menu may also include a preview of its content, if appropriate.

Scores & Bookmarks

The most obvious place to use this interaction is when you’re working with scores and bookmarks using forScore’s menus—from the main score, bookmark, and setlist menus to the search panel and even when using item pickers throughout the app. Tap and hold a score or bookmark to see a preview of it and all of the actions that are currently available. Common actions include opening an item in a new tab, sharing it, or deleting it. In most cases, you can also tap the preview image to either open or select it, depending on the context.

Most of these menus combine swipe actions and edit mode actions. Although this is the quickest way to work with a single item, you’ll still want to use Edit mode to work with multiple items at once (i.e. when merging scores or batch editing).


When working with setlists, use contextual menus to share, duplicate, move, or delete them. The move item, in particular, uses nested menus to give you more granular options: tap “move” and the menu will be replaced with two new options—”to top” and “to bottom.”


While in annotation mode, use contextual menus to duplicate or delete drawing presets and to copy, paste, replace, clear, or delete annotation layers. In the tools menu, contextual menus are available for many (though not all) items in the list. If there’s a tool you haven’t used yet or want to know more about, tap and hold it then choose “learn more.”

Other places you can use contextual menus include the Services panel, libraries menu, backups panel, storefront, and Dashboard. Tap and hold items within these views to see all of their available actions. Visit this page to see a more exhaustive list of the contextual menus currently available within forScore.

Mac Menus

On macOS, contextual menus in forScore work just like other “right click” menus. They do not provide previews or icons but otherwise replicate the same functionality as described above.

Disabling Contextual Menus

If you find that contextual menus aren’t helpful, or if they interfere with Drag & Drop gestures, you can disable these interactions by visiting the Accessibility section of forScore’s settings panel.

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