How to disable right-click on web pages with dreamweaver

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How to disable right-click on web pages with dreamweaver
Digital copying can quickly become an uncontrollable monster. (Frankenstein 2 image by chrisharvey from

Adobe Dreamweaver is a popular Web-development tool that allows users to design, manage and maintain their web site without the need for occasionally tedious hand-coding. Dreamweaver's users can create intricate, complex sites with a lot of content, so it's only natural that some webmasters will want to protect their material from competitors and snoops. You can deter potential thieves by disabling the right-click feature on all Web pages produced in Dreamweaver.

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  1. 1

    Use a JavaScript code. In Code view, open the page you're trying to protect and paste the following code inside your <HEAD> tag:

    &lt;script language="javascript"&gt;
    status="Right Click Has Been Disabled!";
    Function disableclick(e)
         return false;

    Now when someone tries to right-click your site, they'll get a customised error message.

  2. 2

    Call an external function. Copy the above code and paste it into a text file, saving it in your site's root directory as "protect.js." One of Dreamweaver's most powerful features is a search-and-replace function that will replace text anywhere on your web site. Press Ctrl+F with your site open and select "Entire Current Local Site." Paste your current <HEAD> tag in both the "Find" and "Replace" boxes and then add the following line of code to the "Replace" box:

    <SCRIPT language="JavaScript" SRC=""></SCRIPT>

    Click "Replace All," and your entire site will be protected.

  3. 3

    Use a body script to disable the context menu. This can't be used externally like the header script, but it's lightweight and disables Shift+F10 context menus. Replace the body tag with this line:

    <body oncontextmenu="return false;">

Tips and warnings

  • Find other ways to protect your content. Modern browsers, such as Firefox, allow users to disable click-blocking, and Opera does so automatically. Try watermarking, digital tracking and flash files to save your content more effectively.

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