Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Chandler, Arizona, USA
    Posts
    258
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    right click disabled (ie 6)

    I was using google search and went to an entry google provided. As I went thru the site - I decided to go back and did a right click.
    I got a dialog box that said it was from Microsoft that said "Right Click Disabled".
    Since I always use right click for back - it stopped me in my tracks. I panicked and was afraid something had taken over my ie 6 installation so I got out of ie6 and restarted it. I checked all of the internet settings and could find nothing that said anything about disabling right clicks.

    I tried again and the right click worked.

    My assumption is that a web site did something to affect my ie6 settings and I don't want that happening. I run Norton System works as well as Zone Alarm and have everything pretty well tied down. I have Active x killed.

    Does anyone know what setting could have been compromised and how to keep a web site from doing that again.

    If push came to shove I can probably find which site did it by looking in history. If I find out I will post.

    Thanks

    Tom

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: right click disabled (ie 6)

    The designer of a web page can decide to disable the right mouse button, but it will only be for that page. There is probably nothing to worry about.

  3. #3
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Vienna, Wien, Austria
    Posts
    5,009
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: right click disabled (ie 6)

    "Right-Click Disabled" is one of the options open to sites that want to prevent images or code being downloaded (for re-use elsewhere on the internet). Unless the site specifies its own name, the message box will display the default - which is Microsoft Internet Explorer. The disabling was done by a script running on the page from the site that you visited. The script then remained in your cache. I suspect that if you disabled scripting for that site, you would only be shown a very degraded version of the relevant web page. For future reference: ALT + [arrow key] will take you backwards or forwards - as will the arrows in the IE menu bar (unless your customisations have removed them). HTH
    Gre

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •