How to ignore click that closes/hides the contextual menu ?



  • Hello,

    I am facing a problem where an event is processed when I left click to exit from the contextual menu.

    1. Right click -> Contextual menu appears
    2. Left click anywhere but on any contextual action -> the contextual menu disappears as expected
    3. That left click is processed as a standard left click and initiate some stuff I don't want, I just wanted to exit from contextual menu.

    How can I prevent from that ?

    Thank you!


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    What does happen ?
    On what kind of widget does it happen ?
    What OS ?
    What Qt version ?



  • Win7, Qt 5.9.1

    It is a QWidget that handle a plotter paint area where we draw curves.
    The left click starts to edit the curve as a normal left click would do but that particular left click was just supposed to close/hide the contextual menu and nothing more.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @JohnDoh

    So the issue is that clicking outside the context popup menu does close the menu but ALSO triggers
    an action just as if user clicked directly on it ?

    Please make a small default GUI project and try it there so we are sure its not
    something in your code that does it. :)


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