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Stop left click on one item.

nigeljones123
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Stop left click on one item.

Hi, I have a gold spot price ticker on my site. I need to stop the ability of a user clicking on the ticker because it links to another competing site. I do not want to stop "left click" on the whole page but just on this one item.

The ticker is really good so I don't want to try look for another ticker, I already spent a long long time finding this one. The ticker code looks like this:-

<center><object width="980" height="30">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.monex.com/tickers/ticker_980.swf" />
<embed src="http://www.monex.com/tickers/ticker_980.swf" width="980" height="30">
</embed></object></center>

Is there a way that I can make it so that my visitors can not link from this ticker without stopping "left click" for the entire page? I hope some of you more experienced people can help. Thanks in advance.

Here is my page url so you can see. http://goldirasavings.com/

Nigel.
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cecille.l
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Hi Nigel,

I had to check this particular inquiry with a member of our technical staff and he said you need to consult a web developer to accomplish this. Are you allowed to embed this ticker on your site? Or rather, were you given permission to? If not, then I'm afraid this is similar to stealing content. The creator of the ticker specifically designed the ticker to link to his site. If you disable the left click and the creator discovers it, you might receive a complaint or your site will be blocked and you will no longer be able to use the ticker again.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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nigeljones123
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Yes, I have permission to put this ticker on my site.

I am just looking for a way to stop users from being able to click through. I was hoping some of the more experienced people on here would be able to tell me how to do this. I am sure there is a way. :)

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cecille.l
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Hi Nigel,

That's great! We do have experienced members who are knowledgeable in HTML and coding. They might be able to give you some feedback on how to do that.

I'm sorry I can't provide further assistance. :( I will check with one of our technical staff again and see if they could recommend a solution.

Happy Holidays!
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nigeljones123
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Thank you Cecille, I would really appreciate some help with this. :)

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info355
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Hi Nigel,
What you could do is put a DIV below the ticker, give it a negative margin,
provide it with a transparent image (png), linking to # (a href="#"><img></a>)
You could put the object in a div and give that div a z-index of 0 to make sure its below the div with the transparent image.
Hope this helps!
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nigeljones123
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Hi info355, thank you so much for your reply. :) I just returned from holiday and saw it in my inbox.

I am quite new to website building and although I understand what you suggest to do, I don't know how to code it. Could you tell me exactly how I should do this please. It would really make my day. :)

I can produce a transparent png but I just need to know how to code it.

If you could help me further with this I would really appreciate it.

Thanks, Nigel.
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