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This is determined by whether the action is bulk (will be performed on more than 1 item) or individual (will be performed on each item at a time). As you can see, compress will act on all selected items, whilst duplicate will act on each item separately. So the copy of bulk actions changes based on the selection, where that of individual items doesn't. ...
UX is not about rules, it's about solving unique problems within unique context. Problems in UX differ greatly as there are always many variables involved, so each problem is looked within its particular context. There really isn't a "best place" to put navigation - it depends.
Since you mentioned your audience is mainly elderly folk I don't think using hamburger menus are a good idea, since they popped up quite recently. I'd go with something that feels more like traditional web navigation, but geared to mobile resolution.
I don't think it is particularly important to make millions of content items directly available via navigation. If you look at other sites with similar amounts of content, they hardly ever work this way. Instead, the way one accesses content is: Search. This is a much more efficient, friendly way to find what you want in a huge sea of content. A ...
I'd also take a look in mobile guidelines (aka Android & iOS Human interface guidelines). Since "long press" contextual gesture does exactly what you describe - context menu opens, but no action is hit - this as well might be the "cause" for the change. It also applies to hyperlink usage on mobile devices: Long press -> Copy URL, but link is not ...
Google's guidelines explicitly mention something about the order of the items in a menu: Menus with static content should have the most frequently used menu items placed at the top of the menu. Menus with dynamic content may have other behavior, such as placing previously used fonts at the top of the menu. The order can change based on user ...
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