Roy Sharon Roy Sharon - 3 months ago 21
Javascript Question

Disabling the context menu on long taps on Android

I would like to disable the context menu that appears after a long tap (touch and hold) on images in my web application. I've seen posts with different ideas how to do it, but none of them seem to work for me.

Is there a way to do this on Android via HTML/CSS/Javascript?

Answer

This should work on 1.6 or later (if I recall correctly). I don't believe there's a workaround for 1.5 or earlier.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <script>
    function absorbEvent_(event) {
      var e = event || window.event;
      e.preventDefault && e.preventDefault();
      e.stopPropagation && e.stopPropagation();
      e.cancelBubble = true;
      e.returnValue = false;
      return false;
    }

    function preventLongPressMenu(node) {
      node.ontouchstart = absorbEvent_;
      node.ontouchmove = absorbEvent_;
      node.ontouchend = absorbEvent_;
      node.ontouchcancel = absorbEvent_;
    }

    function init() {
      preventLongPressMenu(document.getElementById('theimage'));
    }
  </script>
</head>
<body onload="init()">
  <img id="theimage" src="http://www.google.com/logos/arthurboyd2010-hp.jpg" width="400">
</body>
</html>