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One thing I noticed with Draggable plugin is that when you right-click a Draggable element and then click outside the context menu, the mouse stays in the mousedown state dragging the object until you click again.  This is an undesirable feature for my application.  Any suggestions on how to disable this behavior ?

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Hi Justin,


Maybe by "controlling" the right-click event. So you could temporarily disable the Draggable.


Although to date I didn’t personally do much in regards of right-clicks in HTML5, I think "oncontextmenu" is the event to listen to.

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Please check that you're using the latest update of Draggable as well as TweenLite, Max and CSS Plugin.


Also it'd be very helpful if you could provide a reduce sample illustrating the issue.


I've tried several Draggable samples and I haven't been able to reproduce the issue you're referring to. The right click is in an element nested inside the Draggable's target or the target itself?. If it's in a nested one, what you could do is prevent the event bubbling up, but as stated before I don't see any issues with the mouse right button.



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If I go here http://www.greensock.com/draggable/ and right click item, then click somewhere not on context menu, the items is held dragging until I click to release.  I'm using 

Google Chrome Version 31.0.1650.57


Linux Mint 15 Olivia using Cinnamon WM


It doesn't happen on Firefox V 24.0 though.


Thanks for all the help.  I'm reluctant to disable the right-click altogether, it might be more annoying than this little inconsistency is.  Its nice to know the issue doesn't happen everywhere, curious to know what browsers/OSes don't produce this behavior.

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GreenSock, thank you for the awesome support.  I tried to drop in this Draggable replacement but it didn't seem to work, I got the following error in the console:


  1. Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'parentNode' of null Draggable.min.js:14


Somewhat hard to debug with the .min ... any clue what's going on ?  This isn't a big deal so I wouldn't sweat too much over it.  But if there's a quick fix I'd much appreciate knowing about it :)

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