I periodically get requests from Y! Store merchants to disable right-clicking on their Yahoo! Store. They typipically want this so that their competitors cannot steal their photos. While disabling right-clicking is easy to do, it's not a very hot idea. Here are a few reasons why:
Another way is to view source on the page, find the image location, then bring it up in your browser and save the image.
Or, look inside your web browser cache. By the very nature of Internet browsing, every page you visit with all of its images and other pieces is downloaded into your computer, and you can find these pieces in your browser cache.
- It's limiting. You are disabling a function your visitors may be used to. Many users are used to right-clicking on images and web pages to do certain tasks, such as printing a page or image, navigating back or forward, or in Firefox, for example, to use "Gestures".
- It's annoying. You won't realize how much you use right-clicking on a web page until you cannot do it. The right-click context menu's options are typically available through some other means (menus), but often it's quicker to just right-click and shoot.
- It's insulting. The vast majority of your visitors won't come to your store or site to steal your images. By reminding them that your images are copyrighted, you assume they are there to copy your images.