Prevent Google Maps from scrolling with mouseover (mouse wheel actions)

+2 votes
asked Sep 1, 2016 in General by Mattew Rice

While in the area with an embedded maps iframe using a trackpad or mouse, we get stuck inside the Maps' zooming capabilities by default (automatically), which is really annoying.

Try it here:

Is there a way to disable this?

1 Answer

+1 vote
answered Sep 1, 2016 by Samuel

What to do is to disable the mouse until you click onto the map and the mouse start working again, if you move the mouse out from the map the mouse will be disabled again.

solution does not work for IE<11, because pointer-events is not supported.


    .scrolloff {
        pointer-events: none;


    $(document).ready(function () {

        // you want to enable the pointer events only on click;

        $('#map_canvas1').addClass('scrolloff'); // set the pointer events to none on doc ready
        $('#canvas1').on('click', function () {
            $('#map_canvas1').removeClass('scrolloff'); // set the pointer events true on click

        // you want to disable pointer events when the mouse leave the canvas area;

        $("#map_canvas1").mouseleave(function () {
            $('#map_canvas1').addClass('scrolloff'); // set the pointer events to none when mouse leaves the map area

HTML: (just need to put correct id as defined in css and script)

<section id="canvas1" class="map">
     <iframe id="map_canvas1" src="" width="1170" height="400" frameborder="0" style="border: 0"></iframe>

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