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Turn off the Shortcut menus for those R14 users
*Applies to: AutoCAD 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004 and 2005*

Whoever said all new features is welcomed by all users was wrong.  The new Shortcutmenus in AutoCAD 2000 and up might be good to new users of AutoCAD, but the people that have been around for a long time find them distractive and time consuming, (especially if you have customized your right click feature).  Well, Autodesk has always been good to its users and allow use to undo something that they added to the software when it changes behavior to the end user.  You cane turn off the Shortcutmenus by setting the system variable SHORTCUTMENU to a value of 0 (Zero).  Below is also a list of the addition values for the system variable as well as the combinations that can be used.

0 -  Turns off the new Shortcutmenu systems and returns it to the R14 legacy style

1 -  Enables Default mode

2 -  Enables Edit mode

4 -  Enables Command mode even if command options are not currently available from the command line

8 -  Enables Command mode only when command options are currently available from the command line

16 -  (New 2004) Enables the right click delay feature

Example (Values are added up to create actual value used):

7 -  Enables Default (1), Edit (2) and Command (4) modes

Command Line:
Command: Shortcutmenu
Enter new value for SHORTCUTMENU <11>: 0