Firefox right-click disabled

James Hall rio at
Wed Apr 12 22:14:21 BST 2006


I am very concerned about the fix for bug #23632 [1]. The bug that was
"fixed" is a very useful Javascript feature. There are many reasons a
web developer may want to capture right-clicks. For example - I recently
developed a simple file manager for me and my clients to share files. I
wrote a context menu to rename and delete files (just like in a standard
desktop UI). This fix breaks my application for no good reason - other
than the potential misuse by other site owners. A good developer will
allow right clicks everywhere on the page except those parts which
require context menus (or other useful features).

If users find that they need to use right-click because a website owner
has used the feature inappropriately, they can simply install an
extension [2]. Also - any feature not specific to Firefox on Ubuntu
needs to be accepted upstream.




James Hall
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