Adobe Illustrator - Enhancing Workflow With Contextual Menus (Illustrator 9/10/CS)
Using contextual menus is easy. In Windows, right-click on the document. On the Mac, hold down the [control] key and click on the document. Illustrator's contextual menus always let you select objects in the document relative to your current position. Everything else in the menu is dependent on which tool is selected. For example, if you have a path selected, the contextual menu gives you relevant options, such as making it into a mask, transforming it, or arranging its position in the stacking order.