Jquery – How to disable mouse scroll wheel scaling with Google Maps API

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I am using Google Maps API (v3) to draw a few maps on a page. One thing I'd like to do is disable zooming when you scroll the mouse wheel over the map, but I'm unsure how.

I have disabled the scaleControl (i.e. removed the scaling UI element), but this doesn't prevent scroll wheel scaling.

Here is part of my function (it's a simple jQuery plugin):

$.fn.showMap = function(options, addr){
  options = $.extend({
    navigationControl: false,
    mapTypeControl: false,
    scaleControl: false,
    draggable: false,
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
  }, options);
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById($(this).attr('id')), options);

  // Code cut from this example as not relevant
};

Best Solution

In version 3 of the Maps API you can simply set the scrollwheel option to false within the MapOptions properties:

options = $.extend({
    scrollwheel: false,
    navigationControl: false,
    mapTypeControl: false,
    scaleControl: false,
    draggable: false,
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
}, options);

If you were using version 2 of the Maps API you would have had to use the disableScrollWheelZoom() API call as follows:

map.disableScrollWheelZoom();

The scrollwheel zooming is enabled by default in version 3 of the Maps API, but in version 2 it is disabled unless explicitly enabled with the enableScrollWheelZoom() API call.

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