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I entered SO through a Google search on a browser that I wasn't signed into SO on. I didn't bother signing in, then found a link I wanted to pursue. I right-clicked on the link, so that I could open it in another tab, but when I went into the context menu, it dissapeared.

Note that simultaneously, the Was this post useful to you line blinked (may not be directly related).

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Browser: FF 6.0.2 – Lance Roberts Sep 16 '11 at 6:56
    
No repro with FF7 or Chrome13. – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 16 '11 at 7:28
    
Sidenote: If the context-menu would be deactivated via JavaScript, it would not show up at all. After it is shown, it is handled by Firefox and the underlying OS. – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 16 '11 at 7:29
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This is because Jeff and co. want to prevent their logo from being stolen. Putting it into a CSS sprite was only the first step; this is the second. As the final step, the logo will be put inside a signed Java Applet that terminates all screenshot apps, and freezes the PrintScreen key. – Pëkka Sep 16 '11 at 7:39

We can't reproduce the behavior you are describing.

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