Copy Text from a Protected Website

Did you ever experience that the text from a web page can not be selected or copied?

If you don't know: the websites are actually protected with some HTML tags that prevent the user to copy texts and if you somehow can disable the HTML, you can easily copy the text.

The question is how can you do this!

This is extremely easy. Just you have to follow a few methods and check which one is suitable for your need as per to copy the whole text from a web page.

So, if you are seeing that your right-click is not working while you want to drag your cursor on a webpage then read this article till the end.

If you need to copy these internet web page texts to read it later offline, you can use the methods discussed in this article.

This is the reason the JavaScript settings can disable the features in websites that restrict users to copy texts.

You can also read this article to: Save protected images on your desktop.

Content is protected, so...

...how to copy the text?

You will learn here how to copy uncopyable text from a website.


If you are unable to change settings on your browser, you can do this through some of the extensions which make the work simple.

In this article, we have discussed the significant working strategies which can help copy text from the protected websites.

Why Does the Right-Click not Work on Website?

Websites are using a simple JavaScript line which disables the total right-click functions. You will see the error message like 'Texts are protected' or 'Right click is disabled'. They both are aimed at the same to protect the texts to prevent unauthorized use of that digital content.

If you copy the texts and use them, the internet has several methods to determine the copyright owner. However, protecting the contents on your own is always the responsibility can't be ignored.

The best part.

You can disable this protection on your device and allow your browser to download or copy the texts from uncopyable website pages.

Note: Don't use any copyright texts if it is prohibited to avoid any copyright-strike.

Copy Text from Right-click Disabled Website

Faced issue during copying disabled text from uncopyable sites or a right-click disabled site?...

...you have many ways to wipe out this problem so easily. For this, you have to disable the JavaScript for that particular website. Once you do that in any way, you are free to copy the texts from PC and mobile.


We have given below a bunch of techniques to solve this issue:

1. Disabling JavaScript on Browser:

If you are using any browser like Safari, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on your laptop, you just have to turn the HTML function 'off' for your browser in regard to copy the text.

What this will do is, the HTML of website will not be loaded on your browser. Like, your browser will not be able to support HTML codes and will fail to function and in an advantage to this, you will be able to copy the whole web page text.

Advantages:

You only have to do this for once, later on you can revert to its previous browser set up.

If you see the websites do not take the right-click, this indicates that the site has disabled the features.

You can now disable the JavaScript functions for the current browser you are using to remove the barrier and copy the texts.

To do this on Google Chrome:

Just go to settings and Disable the JavaScript functions for a while and once the copying is complete you can reset the default for your browser.

2. Copy text from protected website in Chrome:

This method is for those using Chrome to perform the copy work. If you are on the chrome browser, no need to change settings always.

If you are using Google Chrome then you will find an extension that will do this for you completely free and quickly.

There are many extension available on Google Chrome that you can use to disable JavaScript and HTML for a website to copy the uncopyable text and enable the right-click on a website.

All you have to do is, just install the extension from Chrome web store and run on your browser. This extension will help you disable the HTML for a particular webpage you want to copy text from just by turning it on.

Advantages:

The main advantage of this tool is this will not turn off the JavaScript HTML for all other websites.

Google Chrome browser has many extensions that disable JavaScript in a click.

You just need to download the extension from the chrome web store.

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For example, just search on Google 'Simple Allow Copy' and install the extension. Once it is shown on your browser extension bar, use it to disable the JavaScript to copy the texts from that uncopyable site.

3. HTML source code (Copy Unselectable Text):

If you don't want to change JavaScript functions or can't you have this solution for free and without any tool, this method will help you copy the unselectable text from any website.

You just need to open the webpage you need to copy and need to go to the page source in HTML.

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As the right click is disabled you can't get it easily. But, you can use keyboard shortcuts 'F12' to open an HTML page source.

Just open and copy text lines one by one in the correct order. Remember this technique is hard and time-consuming while copying texts.

4. Download the page in PDF:

You don't need to perform any action if you're aimed to just read the page offline or share for the interest.

You can download the total webpage in PDF format and print it out or directly share it.

However, if you need the texts for other purposes, you can convert the PDF to TXT format. The Internet has many options to convert this, just look for an online solution.

5. Take Screenshot of Page & Textify: [Android or iPhone]

This is another method you can use if you need to read the pages only.

For this reason, you can open the page and take multiple screenshots as per your need and page length.

You can save the images and share them with your contacts easily. Note that the texts are uncopyable in this method. To get the texts you have (to hire a copywriter) to clone the texts in word format.

6. JavaScript Disabled Browser:

If you are in a mobile device you can use this technique to achieve what you want.

As normal Android devices can't edit web page code, there are several browsers that come handy with JavaScript disabled on it.

You can use such a browser to visit the page and check if your tap on the page gives an option to select and copy.

If the browser if JavaScript disabled you might be able to copy the whole texts from the website.

7. Use Proxy Sites:

You can use VPNs or poxy sites that will help to browse the web page for you to unprotect the texts for you.

Some of the poxy sites are having the option of JavaScript disabled by default.

You can use such proxy sites to visit the webpage and copy the protected texts which were uncopyable in normal browsers.

8. Download Copy Protected Webpage Offline:

Downloading the whole page offline is the easiest method you should try now.

This time, most of all browsers have the features to download the page offline.

And if you know a little bit of coding you can enter into the files downloaded for the page, then copy the total texts from the page.

By viewing the offline page on browsers, you can also copy the texts directly from the browser without the internet.

The Bottom Lines:

If you see any website is having to right-click disabled on it, you can perform any of these actions provided above.

Just be aware of using the texts, keep in mind that actual copyright owner is still the website author even you have copied the texts.