It can be extremely annoying to stumble upon a website that disables your right click. Some websites disable the use of the right click to protect their content from getting stolen. However, what if you want to keep the content with you for studying or ease of access purposes? Furthermore, disabling the right click also means you will not be able to access other options of the context menu like “Inspect element” or extension buttons.
Thankfully, there are many ways to enable the right-click menu on any website and also copy content from websites that block it. Below you will see how you can enable right-click on any website.
You can use this picture from OneBigPhoto to experiment the methods below.
Firefox: Firefox removed this option from its settings, but you can use SettingSanity add-on to get this option back along with some others.
Use a Third-Party Extension
RightToCopy for Chrome
As the name suggests, RightToCopy focuses on copying online content and removing all the restrictions imposed over it. This extension will enable right click, enable highlighting text, copy shortcuts and even remove “Read more at” tags from copied content.
RightToClick for Firefox
RightToClick is similar to RightToCopy, but it offers more customization options and features. It will let you enable right click, copy/cut/paste functionality, drag and drop, left click, text highlight, double click, shortcuts, timers and event listeners. You can easily enable/disable these features by going to the RightToClick options.
Copy Just Text from a Website
If your only intention is to copy text from a website that is blocking it, then you don’t need to disable anything. Just press “Ctrl + P” to open printing options and copy text from the print preview. Alternatively, you can press “Ctrl + U” to access a web page’s source code to look for the required text (Browser’s “Find” [Ctrl + F] option will help).
People use different measures to deal with restrictions imposed by website owners, and most of them require a lot of effort. Take this example from my person experience: A few years back I actually took a screenshot of the text and used OCR technology to extract text from it. However, the above-mentioned methods should make things a whole lot easier for you and take care of all types of annoying restrictions implemented by website owners, including disabled right click.
Which website disabled your right click and how did enabling it help you? Do share with us in the comments below.