Firefox right-click disabled

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Apr 14 22:58:02 BST 2006

On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 10:14:21PM +0100, James Hall wrote:
> 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).

This should be a configurable option, so that the user can choose whether or
not to allow websites to do this.  Ideally, this would be configurable
per-site, but I would be satisfied with a global on/off toggle for Dapper.

> Also - any feature not specific to Firefox on Ubuntu needs to be accepted
> upstream.

This is not strictly true, though it would be a good idea to share our
concerns with upstream.  I doubt they would object to a new configuration
option for this purpose.

 - mdz

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