Copying protected text...

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Ever been to a web site where you cannot copy the text ?

    This is to protect the site contents forcing you to copy the url to direct your readers to the site rather just quoting the text..

    This is a Java script trick .. but there is a way .. took me a while to suss it..

    In your browser, I am using Firefox, go to Firefox preferences, Content and Un-tick 'Enable Java Script' (Other browsers may be different but same idea) .

    Of course you will need to re enable Java to fully use some parts of sites .. eg, after disable , the text buttons on Fun posts won't work.

    To demonstrate .. go to http://www.snopes.com/ then try to copy a chunk of text.. won't let you, now disable the Java and try again ..

    example I just copy/pasted

     
  2. 400ixl

    400ixl Read Only Funster

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    Interesting.

    Another way is to do view source and just copy it out of there.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    a bit messy.. needs a lot of editing ..

    Shadow read it with amusement.
    <BR><BR>
    FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, it said, WE ARE WORKING TO MAKE ONGOING IMPROVEMENT'S. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE TEMPORARY INCONVENIENCE.
    <BR><BR>

    Then Wednesday turned around and faced the street. He looked cold and put-upon.
    <BR><BR>
    A young woman came over to use the ATM. Wednesday shook his head, explained that it was out of order. She cursed, apologized for cursing, and ran off.
    <BR><BR>
    A car drew up, and a man got out holding a small gray sack and a key. Shadow watched as Wednesday apologized to the man, then made him sign the clipboard, checked his deposit slip, painstakingly wrote him out a receipt and puzzled over which copy to keep, and, finally, opened his big black metal case and put the man's sack inside.
    <BR><BR>
    The man shivered in the snow, stamping his feet, waiting for the old security guard to be done with this administrative nonsense, so he could leave his takings and get out of the cold and be on his way, then he took his receipt and got back into his warm car and drove off.
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    [Wednesday] took gray sacks and envelopes from people coming to deposit their earnings or their takings on this Saturday afternoon, a fine old security man in his funny pink <NOBR>earmuffs ...</NOBR> Everyone who gave him their money walked away a little happier from having met him.
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    400ixl Read Only Funster

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    Yes, it is messy, but probably quicker than trying to work out why the hell you couldn't do it in the GUI :Rofl1:

    Well done on having the patience to look further :thumb:
     
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