I was trying to look for the select menu shortcut from the settings to no avail. The reason for this is I want to improve my workflow and adding select menu to a simple simple keystroke would improve it a lot.

Now I know it's possible add hotkeys for individual actions, but I tend to use a lot of the tools available in the select menu and it would be great to have them all under a shortcut accessible menu. Similar to how one can bring up the Specials contextual with the W button.

tl;dr: How can I bring this up with a keystroke?

1. Open up the User Preferences Window and switch to Input tab

2. Expand the 3D View -> 3D View (Global) keymap and add a new item (Scroll down and click the Add New button.

3. Enter the operator name as wm.call_menu

4. Enter the operator parameter Name as VIEW3D_MT_view

6. Save user preferences (Click on the Save User Settings button.

• This was a bit more clearer than the other answer, thanks! Worth noting that operator parameter name can be the name of any sub-menu. – Nimink0 Jun 28 '17 at 6:59

add a hotkey, and for the action type wm.call_menu. In the 'name' field that appears, put the text that pops up when you hover over the menu (it is case sensitive).

You can use the following to call submenus from select menu.I hope this helps u guys :)

VIEW3D_MT_select_object
VIEW3D_MT_select_object_more_less
VIEW3D_MT_select_pose
VIEW3D_MT_select_pose_more_less
VIEW3D_MT_select_particle
VIEW3D_MT_edit_mesh
VIEW3D_MT_edit_mesh_select_similar
VIEW3D_MT_edit_mesh_select_by_trait
VIEW3D_MT_edit_mesh_select_more_less
VIEW3D_MT_select_edit_mesh
VIEW3D_MT_select_edit_curve
VIEW3D_MT_select_edit_surface
VIEW3D_MT_select_edit_text
VIEW3D_MT_select_edit_metaball