for IE:
function disableSelection(target){

    if (typeof target.onselectstart!="undefined") //IE route
        target.onselectstart=function(){return false}

    else if (typeof target.style.MozUserSelect!="undefined") //Firefox route
        target.style.MozUserSelect="none"

    else //All other route (ie: Opera)
        target.onmousedown=function(){return false}

    target.style.cursor = "default"
}

for others:
-moz-user-select: -moz-none;
-khtml-user-select: none;
-webkit-user-select: none;
-o-user-select: none;
user-select: none;