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#4197 closed bug (duplicate)

Opened February 20, 2009 05:34AM UTC

Closed April 30, 2009 09:10PM UTC

Last modified March 14, 2012 03:11PM UTC

live events' "click" handler catches right clicks (unlike normal click event)

Reported by: jicksta Owned by: brandon
Priority: major Milestone: 1.3.2
Component: event Version: 1.3.1
Keywords: live, click, event Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

You can test it out yourself:

If you right click the example "Click me!" element, it'll trigger the "click" event. Now, right click one of example elements on this page:

Only the live click event reacts to the right click. I first noticed this when using Firebug to inspect an element that had a live event defined on it. Not being able to easily inspect an element anymore is quite painful. :)

Major kudos on jQuery, though! It makes Javascript fun again. :)

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Changed February 26, 2009 06:58PM UTC by aheimlich comment:1

I came across this issue as well in my current project. I noticed that it only occurs when binding to document and only in Firefox (confirmed on Mac OS, not sure about Windows)

Changed March 25, 2009 07:38PM UTC by Ubercore comment:2

I see this also on Firefox in Mac OS. I'm seeing it for regular a tags though, not just document.

Changed April 01, 2009 06:12AM UTC by iraebrasil comment:3

Same problem here!

I've created an test case before finding this bug. The case is here:

I didn't had the time to look into it yet on jQuery source code, but I'm using an nasty workaround for now. Really nasty!

// Fix for .live() bug with right click on Firefox,
// because right click it's not a click!
jQuery.fn.__live__ =; = function(type,fn) {
	if(type != 'click') {
		return this.__live__(type, fn);
	} else {
		var anti_right_click_callback = fn;
		var anti_right_click_proxy = function(e) {
			if(e && e.button && e.button === 2) {
				return false;
			} else {, e);
		return this.__live__(type, anti_right_click_proxy);

This is of course the incorrect approach to jQuery, but someone desperate for a solution my have some usefullness to it.

Changed April 02, 2009 03:46AM UTC by dmethvin comment:4

See also #3861 for some related info.

Changed April 30, 2009 09:10PM UTC by brandon comment:5

resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

Closing, duplicate of #3861