Why disable right-click on web pages?
One of the most annoying things I encounter is the stupid popup dialog when I go to right click on a web page. I usually use the right click to copy some text, so there are numerous work-arounds.
I saw this on an ebay auction page yesterday. Stupidest thing ever.
Some people do it to try to keep viewers from saving the images from their site. Or to keep them from viewing the page's source. It's not terribly effective for either goal, and I tend to think it's a lot more trouble and annoyance than it's worth. But obviously not everyone agrees with me (gasp!).
"Some people do it to try to keep viewers from saving the images from their site."
Or check your filesystem for where your web browser caches the images. One site I went to took great pains to disable print screen but failed to realize that his images were conveniently cached on disk by IE anyway.
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I'm a photographer, so I know very well how important image protection is. But I also know that a lot of even relatively non-technical users know several ways around the "disabled right-click" protection. I've seen 12 year old girls "borrow" images from sites using that type of protection. It has never been effective agains people who are determined, and at this point the ways around it are known widely enough that it's not effective against casual "borrowers" either.
Of course, most of those images that you are trying to protect are of such low quality (low bandwidth compressed versions of the real image) that copy and pasting them, in hopes of printing, yields crap.
A futher question would be why does the developer feel the need to put up a message? If you want to disable right click, go ahead and do it but don't then retaliate against the user with an annoying popup box.
sounds like the popup is the point:
I'm a photographer, so I know very well how important image protection is. But I also know that a lot of even relatively non-technical users know several ways around the "disabled right-click"
I come across it on bank sites. I presume the reason there is that they want to keep control over the flow for security reasons, and also want to ensure that you don't leave the session open.
If the right-click disabled feature thing annoys you, enter this URL in your browser:
or just use Firefox where it's a config option.
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RE: commercial photos.
christopher baus (www.baus.net)
iStockPhoto.com does something similar - they put a watermark on their preview images so if you do use it in a web site their logo will be there
Jack of all
Most site Admins are morons. This does not protect the source code…View source code. This also does not protect intellectual property such as pictures; all you need to do is drag drop the picture you want to the active title bar in IE then you get a page with just the picture and no extra code to mess with you. Sites that do this prove to me some site admin somewhere wanted to impress a boss who is clueless as to what people actually do online but they were able to say “It make our site more secure” I refuse to buy from sites that do this, it takes too much time to surf their site w/o a right click option. Most of the time I open links in separate windows. E.G. Right click "Open in new window" so if I can't even do this I don't want to buy merchandise from the site. I also compare shop buy copying the text of what I'm shopping for and on sites with the right click disabled I have to highlight and Ctrl-C to copy and Ctrl-V to paste and it becomes to time consuming. The sites that do this are aimed at people who are computer illiterate and should just stick with AOL and IM. The rest of us will continue to seek out and shop intelligently planed sites.
right click where you want, hold it, left click to close the popup (of hit enter), then release the right click over whatever you wanted open.
Ummmm that last one doesn't do anything. But the one above it got me my images. Thanks.
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