How to disable right click on single post.

How to disable right click on single post.

Whenever someone in the WordPress forums requests how to set up no right click, or disable right clicks, they get more replies than most questions (which get, like, zero.) I believe this is because of the paid flunkies for groups such as EFF (Electronic Frontier foundation)  trolling there.

The commenters aren’t (just) lazy bloggers who  like to steal content created by others; they post in an attempt to weaken federal copyright law and intellectual copyright. (The EFF is funded  not by our Founding Fathers, shouting for liberty and free speech, but by huge internet corporations like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, etc, who chew up all online content they can grab, and excrete it branded with their own names and ads.)

Thus, these comments  when a blogger even suggests that she would like to limit use of her very own online content:

Seriously? Disable-right-click is one of the most utterly pointless and obtrusive things you can do with a web site. It’s pointless because it’s massively easy to circumvent in a number of ways, and it’s obtrusive because you are conflicting with the normal usage pattern of the end user in their broswer, who should be free to browse in whatever way they see fit.


Agreed, any site that trys to determine how my browser or mouse behaves either gets their script blocked or loses me a visitor.. Other users may not feel the same, but i know i find this a major annoyance on some websites..


It’s not worth the effort. It won’t actually work. It will make your site actively hostile to users. They will notice this and stop visiting. There is no benefit to doing this, only wasted effort and lost traffic.

Methinks someone has an agenda here! :) Ignore their trash talk. There are many good reasons to want to disable right click, including copyright infringement, modesty, circumspection, caution, and good business sense. Sure, there are a couple ways to get around it, but most people are honest and respectful of the original author.

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Outsider art book review.

Outsider art book review.

Great Works of Naive Art: The Life and Works Art Series, by Doreen Ehrlich

I read this over a year ago, and picking it up again, I can’t remember a thing about it. The descriptions are short and superficial. The reproductions of the paintings are on slick paper and very well done, however, so it’s worthwhile from that standpoint.

This subject interests me, and I well remember a wonderful exhibit LACMA, the LA County Art Museum had on Outsider Art. I  prefer Outsider Art to be those by odd, sometimes mentally off artists, or just obsessive loners, than those of Grandma Moses or fantasy, which look more like illustartions.  Fortunately this book had many more of the truly naive ones.

I do wonder if collections like this are limited by which artists will give them rights to publish, however.  For instance, I would hold out for the more prestigious books of cartoon art. :) Also, this is a publisher in the UK, so  I think that affected the choice of artists.

Dean Koontz, you done bad.

Dean Koontz, you done bad.


False Memory, by Dean Koontz

Oh, Dean, Dean, Dean. You are usually one of my fave writers, but this just didn’t bring it. I think I started this book 4 times before I really buckled down to it. I would have tossed books by other authors by then.

I hated the druggie guy. I hated the perfect house painter. I could barely tolerate his perfect dog. (Mr. Koontz inserts an Irish retriever and Rockport shoes into most of his books.) :)I hated his perfect wife.

I hated that the one woman I could have liked, was killed.

This is not a spoiler, but more of a warning.



(giving you time to move away from the computer)



The whole book is about hypnotism – which I also hate.

I noticed most readers on Amazon agreed with me. Sometimes it’s sad to be right.

Goals for Bout of Books.

Goals for Bout of Books.

It’s Bout of Books Time all week.

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading as much as I can/all week.


My Goals

  • To start 5 new books. I like to read several books concurrently. I finish most books, but not if they are really bad.


Books to Read

  • I don’t know the titles yet. I’m usually in the middle of reading:
  • one art process book,
  • one psych/singles/self-help book,
  • one cartoon collection,
  • a serial killer book
  • and a pretty book, usually non-fiction, of decorating, humor, illustration – usually a quick read



told people about it


I’m reading  Switch, by William Bayer – for the third time!!! Mix of NYC cop in new affair and serial killer.


Put together a nice little pile of books next to my bed.


Went to the library. Exhausted. So far I have failed, totally.


Read Slim Green, a 1950s kids book about a green snake. Sort of a biology lesson. I’m glad he lived.


Watched 3 movies. It was a good TV day. Read a little of Switch


I started 3 new books! I started 5 new books this week, and met my goal! :)

Barron’s Book of Cartoons, Atomic Cocktails, and Getting Things Done.

Briefly, I read half the Barron’s book, getting more and more riled up at the cheesy New Yorkery pap in so many, with just a couple that were clever and made me laugh. Then I checked the index at the back, and turns out one of my cartoons (not one of my best) was in it, (I had forgotten, as  they bought it so long ago – book is 10 years old) and suddenly I wasn’t as annoyed. :)

Finished Atomic Cocktails is Chronicle’s ode to the fifties, just sort of cute. I don’t drink cocktails. But Getting Things Done…wow, in just a few pages, he really understands the time problem and I’m very very excited to read more! Thanks you Bout of Books Week!