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Javascript / jQuery: How to prevent active input field from being changed?

how do I prevent the user to change the value in an input field (which contains a certain value to be copied into the clipboard) without using disabled=”true”? The text should be selected once the user clicks in the field (that’s working already) but entering anything should have no effect.


jQuery('input.autoselect[value]').focus(function() { jQuery(this).select(); });


readonly in the html of the input is all you need to prevent the user from editing the input.

<input readonly="readonly" type="text" value="You can't edit me!"/>