How To Fix Firefox Right Click Not Working Issue Quick and Easy Way

Firefox is a free and open-source web browser that is being used by a lot of people. It is second only to Google Chrome in terms of usage share as a desktop browser. Although this is a solid software there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Firefox right click not working issue.

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How To Fix Firefox Right Click Not Working Issue

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

There are several factors that can cause this particular problem ranging from a bug in the Firefox software to a corrupted installation. Listed below are the troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix this problem.

Check if web page is blocking right clicks

There are certain web pages that have the right click functionality disabled. This usually happens on web pages that want to protect their content from easily being copied. To check if this is what’s causing the problem you should try opening a different web page and see if the issue still occurs. You should also try closing Firefox then opening it again.

Update Firefox

One of the reasons why this problem can occur is if you are using an outdated version of Firefox. Make sure that you are running the latest version of this software.

  • Open Firefox and click the action button in the top-right corner of the screen. 
  • Go to Help and click on About Firefox.
  • Once the initial scan is complete, you will be given an option to Update & Restart Firefox (if a new version is available). Do so and wait for the process to complete.
  • When the updating process is complete, click on Restart to update Firefox.

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Refresh Firefox

If a certain software glitch or corrupt data is causing the problem then you can fix this by refreshing the browser.

  • Open Firefox and press the action button in the top-right corner of the screen. Go to the Help window and click on Troubleshooting Information.
  • Inside the Troubleshooting Information tab, click the Refresh Firefox… button (under Give Firefox a tune-up) to get started with the refresh process.
  • Click the Refresh Firefox button once again to confirm the Refresh process.
  • The browser will automatically export any user preferences and bookmarks into an external file. Once the process is complete, you will be asked whether you want to reinforce customizations and add-ons. Select Restore all windows & tabs to export them all or choose to Restore only the ones you want to choose them yourself.
  • Start the browser.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode

Your browser might have some add-ons, plugins or extensions that is causing this problem. To check if this is the case, you should run the browser in Safe Mode.

  • Open Firefox, type “about:support” inside the navigation bar and press Enter.
  • Inside the Troubleshooting Information menu, click on Restart with Add-ons Disabled (under Try Safe Mode). When prompted by the confirmation window, click Restart once again.
  • At the next Firefox Safe Mode window, click on Start In Safe Mode to finally trigger the restart
  • Wait until your browser restarts in safe mode, then check to see if the issue still occurs. If you are able to right-click in Safe mode, return to normal mode, type “about:addons” inside the navigation bar and press Enter.
  • On the extensions menu, systematically Disable every installed extension until you discover your culprit. Once you figure out which of your installed extensions is causing the problem, Remove it and restart your browser.

Reinstall Firefox

In case the problem is caused by a  corrupted Firefox software then you will need to uninstall and reinstall it again.

  • Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Then, type “appwiz.cpl” and press Enter to open up the Programs and Features screen.
  • Inside Programs and Features, scroll down through the list of applications and locate the Firefox installation. Once you see it, right-click on it and choose Uninstall.
  • After clicking Yes at the UAC Prompt, follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the Firefox browser.
  • Restart your computer before attempting to reinstall the software.
  • Download Firefox from here .
  • Open the installation executable and follow the on-screen prompts to reinstall Firefox. 

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Bypass No right-click on websites

If the website you are trying to access has the right-click functionality disabled then you can bypass this using the steps listed below.

  • Try pressing on the Shift key  while performing the right-click. If this doesn’t work then proceed with the next step.
  • Open Firefox, type “about”config” in the navigation bar and press Enter to open up the Configuration page. When prompted by the Warning sign, click on I accept the risk! to gain entry to the Configuration Menu.
  • Once you get inside the hidden Configuration Menu, type “context” inside the Search bar. Then, double-click on dom.event.contextmenu.enabled.
  • Once the value of the dom.event.contextmenu.enabled setting is set to false, restart The Firefox browser and see if the issue is now circumvented.

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