I'm referring to the menu I get when I right-click on a layer in the TOC. I'd like to move Properties to the top. I can't find anything in the customization dialog that seems to apply.

  • If you are looking for quick access to the Properties dialog, you can define legend layer's double-click action to open it. Look in Options->Canvas-n-Legend. The double-click can be defined to open Properties or the layer's Attribute Table.
    – dakcarto
    Jan 14, 2014 at 0:38

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I haven't found how to re-arrange those items, but most of the items in that list can be assigned a shortcut key through Settings -> Configure shortcuts... as an interim option:

setting shortcut keys in QGIS

You could make a feature request for the ability to re-arrange context menus at http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/issues

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    It can't be rearranged because it is created on the fly in the legend class. I had a look if there was a way to do it from Python but due to the on the fly nature it can't really happen.
    – Nathan W
    Jan 12, 2014 at 8:36

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