How can I capture the right-click event in JavaScript?


Answers

I think that you are looking for something like this:

   function rightclick() {
    var rightclick;
    var e = window.event;
    if (e.which) rightclick = (e.which == 3);
    else if (e.button) rightclick = (e.button == 2);
    alert(rightclick); // true or false, you can trap right click here by if comparison
}

(http://www.quirksmode.org/js/events_properties.html)

And then use the onmousedown even with the function rightclick() (if you want to use it globally on whole page you can do this <body onmousedown=rightclick(); >

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I want to block the standard context menus, and handle the right-click event manually.

How is this done?