How To Copy From Right Click Disabled Websites


Copy-pasting some body else work is very common. Though, very few people actually give the credit link or mention about the source. Specially, in Blogging people copy each other content and increase plagiarism. Apart from all Auto-bloggging tool, most common form of copying a page is by selecting text > mouse right-click and copy the content. Though in WordPress, we can easily disable this by using disable right click WordPress plugin. Though according to me right click gives a bad user experience and for Bloggers, you can always fight such copy-paste blogger using Google DMCA.

Now for me, when I have to write a tutorial, I take information from the pages on Internet and give proper credentials with link in the post. Now, the problem which I have faced recently is many of these sites have right click disabled and it’s pain to copy from these sites normally. So, here I have compiled a series of possible ways to copy content from those pages. FYI, many websites disable CTRL +C options to ensure better security from hackers and malicious sites.

Ways to copy text from Right click Disabled pages:

Most of the bloggers and webmasters uses JavaScript technique to disable right-click, to prevent scrapers sites from stealing their content.

Many times we often come to websites where we found contents useful like how-to , Guides and we copy it into worded or notepad. Generally we select some text and then right click to copy. But on Protected sites a message box appears saying “Right-Click on this site is disabled. Hold Ctrl key and click on link to open in new tab

But there are numerous way through one can copy contents from Right Click protected sites.

Here are top 3 ways to copy text from right click disable webpages:

  1. By disabling browser JavaScript in browser
  2. Using Proxy Sites
  3. By Using the source code of the site

Disabling JavaScript in Browsers [Google Chrome]

In Chrome browser, you can quickly disable JavaScript by going to settings. See the screenshot for better explanation:

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  • Goto Setting >> UnderHood Tab >> Content Settings
  • or enter  chrome://settings/content
  • Then Select Do not allow any site to run JavaScript

Similarly if you are using Firefox, you can remove the tick from “Enable JavaScript” option.

Using Proxy Sites

There are many proxy sites, which let you disable JS while browsing. All you need to use those proxy sites, which offer such features and you can quickly use right-click on click disabled sites.

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By Viewing Source Code

If you have to copy the specific text content and you can take care of HTML tags, you can use browser view source options. All the major browser give an option to the source of the page, which you can access directly using the format below or by right click. Since right click is out of the question here, we will simply open chrome browser and type: view-source: before the post URL Like

  • view-source:

And find the paragraph or text you want to copy and then paste it into any text editor.

Well, using this trick ethically or unethically is in user’s hand but for a normal blogger like me and you, this tip will certainly help. Do you use any other plugin or add-on to copy the content of pages with right click disabled? Do you also see this feature as a bad user experience?

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Gaurav Ekka is a teenager who loves writing about latest technology, tutorials , freebies and hack how. Apart from blogging he is a fun and loving person too!!

27 thoughts on “How To Copy From Right Click Disabled Websites”

  1. Owoblow

    Well a whole lot of people think their contents cannot be copied because they have protected it but however , this has shown that there are many ways to kill a rat

    First off copying in one minute what someone else has suffered to publish in 3weeks is inhumane but sometimes like me that love sending happy new month texts find it easier to just copy and paste on my message board

    Anyway that’s for this great enlightenment

  2. Ashwin Chandarana

    The coolest idea:
    1. Save the page as .mht file using internet explorer.
    2. Open the file in word.
    3. Copy required text with any lock.

  3. Giordano

    The method to copy text from the html source does not work when the site does not use copy inhibition but sends one text to show in the browser and other text (e.g. copyright info) when you hit Ctrl-C or copy by menu. Thus Chrome extensions like “Allow Copy” don’t work either. Disabling Java script works because it prevents the server from distinguishing how the request was made. But this may disable also parts of the page that work only with Java script, like DISQUS forums.
    So if you want to quote a phrase on the same page as the forum where you want to paste it, this won’t work.
    The simplest and to my experience the fastest and most efficient way is to use the chrome print command (save as pdf). This will open a preview which you can select and copy. You don’t even really need to save the file if you just want to quote some phrases. I you want to save it, be aware that spaces in the text may be replaced by a special character (“hard space”) that prevents the text from being formatted correctly. In Word or MS Notes you can replace all occurrences with a soft space. It appears that the preview of the Chrome PDF print does not use the hard space, so you can copy directly from there.

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