If you’ve ever tried to right-click on a website to copy or share content, you may have noticed it doesn’t work: Congratulations! You just ran into a site that blocks right-clicking and other methods of directly accessing content.
This can be very annoying, especially if all you want to do is share a funny quote, or post a link to content on your social feeds. However, there are ways of getting past this right-click blocking. If you’re willing to try out a few new tools, we’ll show you the best – and safest – ways to do it!
(Also, we hope we don’t have to say this, but please respect intellectual property, hard work, copyrights, and all that other important stuff when using these workarounds.)
Picking the right browser
Option 1: Use plugins
Allow Copy (Chrome): Allow Copy is ideal if you want to do a lot of sharing or copying throughout the day and find frequent right-click blocking very intrusive. The extension puts a little button on your toolbar. Surf on over to a copy-protected website, turn this button on, and it will strip away those blocks. Once you are finished with all your clicking, turn the button back off, and resume your work. Note that this enables not only right-click options but also text copy and other features.
Flickr: Dmitry BaranovskiyFlickr: Dmitry Baranovskiy
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Option 3: Proxy Sites