how to turn off mousewheel in jquery



I want to disable the mouse wheel in jQuery and I did it but I’m getting this error

jquery.min.js:2 [Intervention] Unable to preventDefault inside passive event listener due to target being treated as passive. See

This is the code in JS file:

$(document).ready(() => {
  $(window).bind("mousewheel", function() {
    return false;


The issue is because you cannot call preventDefault() on passive events, such as mousewheel is – among others.

To fix the issue you can set passive: false when you bind the event handler:

window.addEventListener('wheel', e => e.preventDefault(), {
  passive: false
/* just to make the scrollbar appear in this demo */
body { height: 5000px; }

However, I would strongly suggest you do not do this. Preventing users from navigating your site using the very popular mouse scroll wheel will be incredibly annoying for you users – and possibly make them believe your site is malfunctioning.

Answered By – Rory McCrossan

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