Dear online information providers: disabling your users' browsers is not the way to keep them coming back to your site.
I was trying to use the New York Times' online book review page in a screenshot as an illustration for a web guide this morning. The feature I wanted to show involved the right-click context menu. What happened when I selected some text on NYtimes.com and right-clicked? This:
See that little question mark next to "Amityville Horror"? That's where my context menu should be. It took me about three tries before I figured out what was going on -- and I supposedly know what I'm doing here.
If you click on the question mark, it searches the NYT's site for your selected text. Why would I want that instead of the standard right-click menu I've been using for ten or fifteen years? (Hint: I wouldn't.)