[webkit-qt] disable selection of text and images

Jonni.Rainisto at nokia.com Jonni.Rainisto at nokia.com
Mon Oct 18 23:53:18 PDT 2010

Am I missing something or couldn't you just do preventDefault() onmousedown-event in javascript? Like <body onmousedown="preventDefault();"> to disable it anywhere. 

Or if wanting to prevent specific nodenames (like imges and text in body and td), then like (sorry Im not any good in javascript) this:
(function() {
    var onmousedown;
    if('onmousedown' in document && typeof document.onmousedown == 'function') {
        onmousedown = document.onmousedown;
    document.onmousedown = function(e) {
        if(typeof e == 'undefined') {
            e = window.event;
        if(!e.target) {
            e.target = e.srcElement || document;
        if('nodeName' in e.target && (e.target.nodeName.toLowerCase() == 'img'
        || e.target.nodeName.toLowerCase() == 'body'
        || e.target.nodeName.toLowerCase() == 'td')) {
            if(e.preventDefault) {

            // If you want to register mousedown events for
            // elements containing images, you will want to
            // remove the next four lines.
            if(e.stopPropagation) {
            e.cancelBubble = true;

            e.returnValue = false;
            return false;

        if(onmousedown !== undefined) {
re, Jonni


	From: webkit-qt-bounces at lists.webkit.org [mailto:webkit-qt-bounces at lists.webkit.org] On Behalf Of ext Efan...
	Sent: 19 October, 2010 08:51
	To: Antonio Gomes
	Cc: webkit-qt
	Subject: Re: [webkit-qt] disable selection of text and images
	I see this feature implementation is pending since several month, I was just thinking if sone one can give me some hint/.help I can do this and share
	On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:39 PM, Efan... <efanharris at gmail.com> wrote:

		I am really sorry for this. 
		Today only i register with these mailing list. I didnt knwo these rules, I apologize for this 

		On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Antonio Gomes <tonikitoo at gmail.com> wrote:

			[Qt] Add APIs to disable text selection and image dragging
			ps: Also, please do not cross-post like this.

			On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 1:12 AM, Efan... <efanharris at gmail.com> wrote:
			> Hi
			> I am totally new to this group.
			> I want to disable selection of Text and graphics in my QWebView, it seems
			> that there is no way via Qt i can do this , so only option I am left with is
			> to modify webkit code.
			> I am new to webkit code too, but I am willing to put my time and effort to
			> do this, Can any one please suggest what file/function should I be modifying
			> in webkit?? Or does any one has any other solution other than modifying
			> webkit?
			> I will highly appreciate any input on this.
			> BR
			> --
			> Efan Harris
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			--Antonio Gomes

		Efan Harris

	Efan Harris

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