Disabling the "right click" mouse feature??

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Hi, I was wondering how does one disable the 'right click' mouse feature so people cannot right click and 'save as' any of your stuff (images, etc) ???

I do remember (but forget how now) that you could used HTML feature and type in a lil cheeky message so that if someone hovered or right clicked on something they got a

bit of a warning, like "oi you can't do that and take my stuff" (that was just my words then as an example....lol).

Anyone know how to disable the right click feature so it does in fact tell the unsuspecting thief that that feature is disabled ????

Thank you in advance.

INDI
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Hello,

We have a detailed thread on this forum - How do I stop people right-clicking and saving Images.

There are javascripts out there that can catch the mouse right-click event and prevent the user from being able to right-click and download the images. However, any somewhat savvy user can easily by-pass these scripts, and they mess with the over-all usability of your website; and as such are not recommended. For a more detailed discussion of this topic see: How do I stop downloading.

The good news however, is that there are other ways to protect your pictures, and make sure that you get suitable credit where credit is due:

1) Watermark the images:
This is the most effective way to ensure that another user cannot take your pictures and use them as their own - and what is better, if they do take the pictures and use them on their own website, they will effectively be advertising your work for you for free. If you are selling your work; what many people do is provide low-resolution watermarked images on the site, with an order form for people to request the larger unmarked images.

2) Publish your pictures under a license:
Creative commons provides an easy way for you to choose a license for your work. Check out their license generator: Creative Commons.

Hope this helps!

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Hi Emmy, thanks for replying and I will go and read the thread you have directed me too.

I do watermark my own photographs etc but watermarks are easily removed if people are savvy with programs such as Paint Shop Pro etc.... whilst watermarks will keep the honest people at bay not so the case with others.

I do graphics using Paint Shop Pro and throughout my site I have made different images and animations and don't want people simply helping themselves, this kind of thing can take a very long time to make and mostly I do tag my work people still will snag things because they cannot help themselves...lol.

Thanks, I'll check out the thread.

INDI