How to Select and Copy Text from Restricted Website

How to Select and Copy Text from Restricted Website

Do you want to copy text from a website that restricts you from opting for content? Don’t worry and do not think that you are not able to do that. Nothing is impossible guys! Here we’ll tell you how you can Copy Text from Websites that Don’t Allow It. Well, there are many ways to copy text and right-click on it. Without further ado let’s get started.

Top 5 Ways to Copy Text from Sites That Won’t Let You

Following are some of the working methods to bypass website’s restrictions.

Method #1: Turn off JavaScript On Different Browser

Here we would like to tell you that many websites use JavaScript for blocking mouse functionality. In case you guys disable the JavaScript on the site temporarily or permanently, you guys will be able to copy the text shown on it using the mouse.

Some websites depend on JavaScript otherwise which just means that you probably run into some problems doing so. Some may reject to display at all once JavaScript is turned off.

On Chrome

  1. Select Settings from the Menu button.
  2. Select Privacy and security.
  3. Select Site settings.
  4. Next, select JavaScript.
  5. Do not allow sites to turn Javascript on.
  6. Refresh your page.


If you are a user of Chrome you can turn off JavaScript in the Content settings basically:


On Firefox

If you are a user of Firefox so then you have to press F12, after pressing F1 to go to the preferences. There you should examine the disabled JavaScript on the page that opens.

On Internet Explorer

Users of Internet Explorer can also disable JavaScript in

Internet Option > Security > Zone > Custom Level > Active Scripting

On Opera

Or users of opera can simply turn off the JavaScript just under the Websites in the Opera settings:


Method #2: Take a screenshot

  1. Visit a page or site where you are unable to copy text.
  2. Make a screenshot of a page.
  3. Save the file to your computer.
  4. You can now upload your screenshot to any image-to-text converter website.

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Method #3: Using the source code, copy the text

  1. Click Ctrl + U on the page you want to view, and you will see its code.
  2. Ctrl + F makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. View the page source if you can’t copy the content
  3. You can copy and paste any content you like.

Method #4: Use Extensions

If none of the above methods work for you so then you can follow the below-mentioned tips and tricks.

  1. Install the Enable Copy extension from the Chrome store.
  2. To activate the extension, click the Extension button below the navigation buttons on your browser. Select the “Enable Copy” extension.
  3. If a website doesn’t allow right-clicking, you should be able to do it without disabling JavaScript.

Method #5: Using Print to PDF

  1. Navigate to the page where text cannot be copied.
  2. Click on Ctrl + P.
  3. You will see a print dialog. Set the destination to PDF.
  4. Next, click Save.
  5. You should set the destination and name of the file.
  6. You should be able to paste the text into the PDF file without any problems.
  7. Trying this simple workaround might be useful for you.

Trying this simple workaround might be useful for you.

Well, We hope this guide will be very handy for you, if in case of queries you can ask us in the comments below.

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We hope this article is helpful to you. If you have any other way, feel free to let us know. Or if there’s still any trouble, please let us know in the comments section. We’ll be happy to assist.

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Kamran Haider

Kamran Haider, the IAT's Co-Founder, is a digital and affiliate marketing specialist. He writes about blogging, SEO, and tech-related issues.

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