Monday, January 21, 2013

Not able to copy contents from webpage ? here is the work around

How to select or copy contents from web site, a) If Ctrl+C is not working, if Ctrl+A is not working , or if Ctrl+V is not working ? or if selecting through mouse is disabled/not working  or right button is not working / disabled?
There are some web page that you can't copy content to your clip board ( You cant copy and paste some where) . Then ,most of time you may manually type the data by looking to the web page . Here I will explain there are some work around for doing that. I would like to remind you one more thing, Copying data from website and publishing is internet piracy and request not to do that for any profitable stuffs. This can be used for your personal things only.Before explaining that I would like to say , how they did that, most of the time they simply use some java script to disable the copy data, or disable the right click extra.Here I am going to explain three options that you can do and you can try each one of them, we are pretty sure that other than image TEXT ( Text saved as Image ) most of them would work. We tried this only in Google Chrome Browser.
Option 1 . 
1. Open the page you want in Chrome browser
2. Click on the Wrench menu ( In the end of the chrome browser you can see three line ) Click Print.
3. Now you can see a window will come, In the right side you can see the content of the page , you can copy the data from there, to enlarge the content you can have that magnifier.
4. Here the content may not be in a formatted way , but still you can copy the data
Option 2 . 
1. Open the page you want in Chrome browser
2. Click on the Wrench menu ( In the end of the chrome browser you can see three line )
3. Click Settings
4. In the bottom you can see "Show advanced settings..."  Click on that
5. Scroll a bit more , you can see "Privacy" , bellow that "Content Setting"
6. Click on "Content Setting"
7. Content setting pop up window opens ,You can see "Java Script"
8. In that Click on the radio button "Do not allow any site to run JavaScript"  and Click "Manage Exception"
9. JavaScript exceptions popup window will come. In that "Host name pattern" type the web site name that you need to copy the data " and in the behaviour set as "Block" . Click Ok for all the windows
10. Refresh your web page, Try your luck
Option 3.
If Option 1 and Option 2 is not working then you can try this option
1. Open the page you want in Chrome browser
2. Click on the Wrench menu ( In the end of the chrome browser you can see three line )
3. Click "Tools" , then click "Developer tools" . The 2nd and 3rd step can be done just by pressing F12 button
4. Then Click "Console" , Its just like a Comment prompt , The the following

document.onselectstart = null    Then Press Enter
document.onmousedown = null      Then Press Enter 
document.oncontextmenu = null    Then Press Enter 


5. Refresh your web page.

If the Text is in the image format, the better option is save the image and search in Google , "Online OCR", then upload the image and then convert into text. There are lot of desktop tools ABBY fine reader, ABBY Screenshot reader etc for this purpose. These options you can use in the worst case it you cant copy after trying the above 3 options
Hope you are all set to copy the data from web page. The above are the three workaround ,if the webmasters did some thing copy the data from there website.
I hope I have answered for all the following question in the above 3 options.

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  5. How to re-Enable Right-Click When Web Pages Turn It Off ?
  6. How to disable the JavaScript on Start of web page ?
  7. How to Copy text from website but right click is disabled and JavaScript?
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