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How to disable scrollbar without hiding using jQuery ?

Last Updated : 28 Nov, 2019
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A vertical or horizontal bar that is located at the corners of the page helps us to scroll the pages or containers upwards, downwards or sideways. So, the process is to disable the scroll bar but the scroll bar should be visible. In this article, we will disable the scroll bar by using .on() function. With the click of the button, we will make the scroll-bar visible but disable.

Disable using jQuery with a button: Here once we disable the scroll event the scroll won’t work whether we want to make the scrollbar visible or not. We gonna trigger the disable function with the click of the button.


$(“selector”).on(event, function)

Example: This example illustrates the approach of disabling the scroll using visibility.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        How to disable scrollbar without
        hiding using jQuery?
    <script src=
        // On click of button the scroll
        // gets disabled, still visible.
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("button").click(function() {
                $("p").text("Scroll-bar is disabled"
                        + " but still visible.")
                $('#element').on("mousewheel touchmove",
                        function(e) {
        /*visible active scrollbar*/
        #element {
            height: 150px;
            width: 400px;
            border: 2px solid black;
            overflow: scroll;
        <h1 style="color: green">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h3>A Computer Science portal for Geeks</h3>
        <div id="element">
            <b style="font-size:26px;">jQuery:</b>
            <article style="font-size:18px; text-align:left;">
                jQuery is an open source JavaScript library 
                that simplifies the interactions between an
                HTML/CSS document, or more precisely the
                Document Object Model (DOM), and JavaScript.
                Elaborating the terms, jQuery simplifies HTML
                document traversing and manipulation, browser 
                event handling, DOM animations, Ajax interactions,
                and cross-browser JavaScript development.
        <p style="color:red"></p>


  • Before clicking the button scroll is working:
  • After clicking the button scroll is not working:

Note: Mouse scroll is disabled but if you click scroll down or up button, the frame will shift.

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