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Stealing MY rightclick?

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by DanC, Jan 17, 2003.

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  1. DanC

    DanC Thread Starter

    Jul 11, 1999
    I just came from yet another site that disabled my rightclick for no reason I could figure out. I use the rightclick a lot for navigation so I can open new windows and don't have to change pages to navigate. Some web pages disable my rightclick and there's an alert box saying "Can't do it, you're disabled" or something similar. Sometimes it's to "protect" images and sometimes they have no reason but only do it because they can. (Of course anyone who wants to steal a graphic can do it anyway if they know how to find image names and use urls or look in their temp internet files.) It used to annoy me a lot until I discovered this little trick a while back:
    • When you get the alert box instead of a context menu, hold down the rightclick mouse button and move the cursor to the alert box.
    • While still holding the right button, leftclick "ok" on the alert button.
    • Move the cursor back to where you wanted the rightclick context menu.
    • Release the rightclick button and you get the context menu you should have had to start with.
    This lets you do whatever you had intended to do whether it was to go "Back" or "Forward", open a new window for a link, etc.

    Works in IE but I don't know if it works in Netscape or others.
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