A common problem that web designers face is copy and paste. Copy and pasting can be a huge headache to deal with because it creates duplicate content which slows down the website or makes it unusable.
Luckily, there are many ways to avoid this problem without having to disable your browser’s copy-and-paste function! This blog post will discuss how you can disable copy and paste on websites in order to keep your website running smoothly.
Reasons why you would want to disable or enable copy and paste on a website.
There are many reasons as to why you would want to allow people to copy and paste on your website like sharing valuable content with others, delivering valuable information which will improve communication between people, etc.
On the other hand, there are also reasons as to why you would want to disable copying and pasting such as: preventing malicious activities involving sensitive information, preventing someone from being able to copy and paste a block of text without seeing the rest of the content on a page in a meaningful way.
There are several ways you can disable or enable copy and paste in your browser settings. It’s important to consider all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) because people may be using more than one browser when browsing different websites.
How to disable copy and paste on a website?
Copy and paste is an awesome feature in HTML DOM. Sometimes, we need to disable copy and paste on a website because of security reasons i.e. to prevent copying website content.
Severals way you can disable copy and paste function. Let’s check the example
The following code snippet demonstrates how simple disabling of mouse-clicking action could look like.
<body oncontextmenu="return false" onselectstart="return false" ondragstart="return false">
Here is the code to disable right-click with cut(ctrl+x), copy(ctrl+c) and paste(ctrl+v) functionality from your webpage.
<body oncontextmenu="return false" onselectstart="return false" ondragstart="return false" oncopy="return false" ondrop="return false" onpaste="return false">
So, by using the above methods, you can disable right-click as well as cut, copy, and paste from your website. You can also prevent users to select a portion of a text from your website by using CSS. It is really helpful on mobile devices.
How to enable right-click aswell as copy and paste on a website?
I am not sure if any of you ever had the problem where you find a website with some text on it but can’t copy and paste those words to use anywhere else. If so, then read on as we will guide you through enabling copy and paste on websites.
To enable copy and paste on a website where right-click is disabled, you need to enable right click first.
If you want to enable right-click on google chrome, use Enable Right-Click for Google Chrome extension. After installing this extension click on the icon on the toolbar and select Enable Right Click option. Now you can easily copy the text.
The best way to enable right-click and copy the content is using a proxy. Just search on google with the term “proxy site”, you will get many results.
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