How to detect right mouse click + paste using JavaScript?


To detect a right mouse click and paste event using JavaScript, you can add an event listener to the contextmenu and paste events on the document object.

Here’s an example code snippet that demonstrates how to detect a right-click paste event:

document.addEventListener('contextmenu', function(event) {
  // Check if the right mouse button was clicked
  if (event.button === 2) {
    // Add a paste event listener to the document
    document.addEventListener('paste', function(pasteEvent) {
      // Get the pasted data from the clipboard
      const clipboardData = pasteEvent.clipboardData || window.clipboardData;
      const pastedText = clipboardData.getData('text');

      // Do something with the pasted text
      console.log('Pasted text:', pastedText);

In this example, we add a contextmenu event listener to the document object that fires whenever the user right-clicks the mouse. Within the event listener, we check if the right mouse button was clicked (event.button === 2), and if so, we add a paste event listener to the document object.

When the paste event is triggered, we get the pasted text from the clipboard using the getData() method of the clipboardData object. In this example, we simply log the pasted text to the console, but you can perform any other desired actions with the pasted text.