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It s*cks. Sometimes I surf with only one hand and want to open a link in a new window with the context menu.
And when I started using browsers with mouse gestures it got even more annoying.
And if you prevent downloading images with this "trick" even an 8 year old can figure out that IE displays an icon menu including "Save as" if you leave the mouse at the picture (this is site ripping for dummies :))
i also disagree with the above. to prevent casual theft using js IS a good thing, i'd say most power users who would be annoyed, can easily bypass the right click function (for navigation for instance) as they probably are using opera/firefox with mouse gestures and so on, so in actual fact disabling right mouse doesn't worry them at all.
i actually think hot linking is a much bigger problem as it costs bandwidth/money unless you have taken steps.
I'm not too worried about bandwidth problems; I think I can put in a referer thingie in there to prevent that. And regarding image search, I kinda like the idea of showing up in image searches to increase traffic.
I think you run a bigger risk of annoying people. There are a bunch more things on that menu than image stuff. Like open link in new window or Bookmark this page.
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. Besides, if someone takes that image and posts it in a forum somewhere or uses it on their own site, if the image has my website URL on it, I get a plug.