Firefox right-click disabled

James Hall rio at
Thu Apr 13 09:16:54 BST 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 08:06 +0100, Phil Bull wrote:
> What if this was caught in the same way as popups, with a yellow
> notification bar being shown when you visit a site that does this? I
> agree with it being disabled by default, but letting the user choose to
> enable right-click catching on a per-site basis (as you can with popups)
> would seem to solve this problem.

This sounds like a very good idea.

On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 17:54 -0700, Corey Burger wrote:
> I don't consider an extension is not even something I would consider
> part of the solution, due to it being an optional, hard to find thing.
> (A problem all plugins and extensions face).

On Firefox 1.5, a user that needs to right-click can simply go to the
content tab in preferences. Click advanced then uncheck "Disable or
replace context menus". This doesn't require extensions.

I agree with the idea of making it easier for a user to override a
websites (malicious) wishes, but the solution shouldn't break legitimate
uses of context menus.  


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