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Rule n° 231 - The website does not block access to the contextual menu.

The context menu is the menu that appears "in context" on the web page when you right-click your mouse, or use certain keyboard shortcuts for your operating system. Depending on the browser and software, the options available differ, but are often very convenient. Some site creators have fun disabling the ability to display this pop-up menu. It's useless, it doesn't prevent much because all the menus remain accessible. Basically, don't do that. There's no point in degrading the experience of bona fide users by implementing techniques that don't even harm the few ill-intentioned users.

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  • Facilitate navigation and access to the functionalities of the consultation tools.
  • Leaving users in control of their menus and actions.


Do not use JavaScript or any other technique to block the "context menu" (right click) functionality of the browser in the website pages.


Check on each page of the website that the context menu of the browser can be opened from all the displayed content.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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