How To Prevent Copy Content Using CSS

In this article, we will learn how to prevent the user from copying content using CSS.

If in an HTML page, the user should not be allowed to copy a text. You can use CSS for this.

<html>
<head>
    <style>
        .noSelect {
            -webkit-touch-callout: none; /* iOS Safari */
            -webkit-user-select: none; /* Safari */
            -khtml-user-select: none; /* Konqueror HTML */
            -moz-user-select: none; /* Old versions of Firefox */
            -ms-user-select: none; /* Internet Explorer/Edge */
            user-select: none; /* Non-prefixed version, currently
                                  supported by Chrome, Opera and Firefox */
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <h1 class="noSelect">TheCodeHubs</h1>
    <p class="noSelect">Enter Any Value: </p>
    <input class="noSelect" />
</body>
</html>

In the above example, we applied noSelect class on separate elements. We can also apply it on <body> element as shown below.

<html>
<head>
    <style>
        .noSelect {
            -webkit-touch-callout: none; /* iOS Safari */
            -webkit-user-select: none; /* Safari */
            -khtml-user-select: none; /* Konqueror HTML */
            -moz-user-select: none; /* Old versions of Firefox */
            -ms-user-select: none; /* Internet Explorer/Edge */
            user-select: none; /* Non-prefixed version, currently
                                  supported by Chrome, Opera and Firefox */
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body class="noSelect">
    <h1>TheCodeHubs</h1>
    <p>Enter Any Value: </p>
    <input />
</body>
</html>

Here, noSelect class would not applied on <input> element. Use oncopy attribute to prevent the user to copy a text from <input> element.

Please check How To Prevent Copy Content Using JavaScript, to get a brief description of the oncopy attribute.

That’s it.

Output:

 

Also, check Disable Back Button In Browser Using JavaScript

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