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How to Enable Mouse Right Click, Select & Copy on Websites Which Block Them [Mozilla Firefox Guide]

There are plenty of websites on the web that are too restrictive that they disable basic functions. Mouse right click is one such basic functions which are disabled on many websites. Some website displays a notice that right click is disabled while others simply don’t let the click work. Some of these websites (like banks) do that for safety purposes. Whereas others do it to prevent visitors from copying their content. Plagiarism is certainly bad for content creators, however, blocking mouse right click is not a fair way to prevent copying of content.

Right click houses many other browser functions apart from the copy. Hence it is unfair to disable right clicks just to prevent copying of website content. Luckily there are Addon developers who understand this pain of the users.  Hence, they create browsers Addons or extensions which help in overriding the block set by webmasters.

How to Remove the Block and Enable Right Clicking (in Firefox)

Mozilla Firefox users can make use of several Addons to override the block set by webmasters. One good Addon to achieve this is named Enable Right Click and Copy. Simply installing the addon from the Mozilla store will enable it for all tabs and windows.

Enable Right Click and Copy
Enable Right Click and Copy
Developer: Afnan Khan
Price: Free

The addon helps in preventing the websites from disabling the following functions:

  • Select/Cut/Copy Text
  • Right Click Context Menu
  • Middle Click on links to open in new tab
  • Ctrl + Click on links to open in new tab
  • Shift + Click on links to open in new window

After installing the addon, refresh any pages you’re working on to make it work on them as well. Any new tabs that you open will already be taken care of by the addon.

Note:

Most of the webmasters block right click and other functions by using Javascript. The addon can mess up with other javascript functions while trying to enable right clicking. So, if you come across a webpage which isn’t performing the way it should, then disable the addon on such domains.

In Case It Breaks the Page Functionality:

The addon can break functionality on various websites (including Gmail and Quora). You can temporarily disable the addon on the current page by clicking on the mouse icon in the address bar.

Enable Right Cick and Copy Firefox Addon
Whitelist Icon

If you continue to face the issue on the page(s) then you can disable the addon and enable it only when you want to perform a right-click on a webpage.

About the author

Narender Singh

A student of Business who loves IT. Has a soft corner for Nokia, but tries his best to not bring the bias to this blog.
Generally, avoids news and spends his time writing guides and tutorials which add value to the web.

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