If you like to site content and information from the site to add more credibility to your writing, then it can be frustrating when you come across a website that has disabled the right-click function on their website. This stops you from copying and pasting their content even if you were going to site them.

The admin or editor of a site can disable the copy function on their website using some JavaScript. This is just a code on their website that stops visitors from right-clicking. JavaScript is a programming language that can update and change both HTML and CSS. It can also calculate, manipulate and validate data. To right-click on their site and copy their content, you’ll need to disable JavaScript for that site.

Block JavaScript on a website

In Chrome, you’re able to block JavaScript on a particular website in Settings. Blocking JavaScript can disable a lot of functionality on website and it may make some websites unusable. But luckily, you can block JavaScript and enable it again after you’ve copied the protected content.

1. Go to Chrome.

Settings

2. Tap the Menu demonstrated by three dotted likes.

3. Tap on Settings.

Advanced

4. Scroll to the bottom and click on Advanced.

Site Settings

5. In the Privacy section, select Site Settings.

JavaScript

6. Select JavaScript.

Block

7. Select Block.

website URL and select Add

8. Enter the website URL and select Add.

Copy

9. Refresh the page and right-click then select Copy. Once you’re done, you can delete the website from the block list.

Chrome Extension

There’s a Chrome Extension made just to allow you to copy content on websites that have disabled the right-click function called Simple Allow Copy. Once you’ve downloaded the extension and added it.

1. Go to the page you want to copy from.

Simply Allow Copy

2. Click on the Simply Allow Copy icon in the upper-right corner of Chrome. This will activate the extension on that page.

copy content from that page

3. You can now copy content from that page.