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Sitecore – Contextual shortcut menu

This is a simple idea to bring few chunk items into the contextual menu. It has Layout Details, Publish Item, Preview, Experience Editor, Display name.


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SDN Link: http://sdn.sitecore.net/Products/AD/Download.aspx
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