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  • Last Updated : 25 Jan, 2022

jQuery UI consists of GUI widgets, visual effects, and themes implemented using the jQuery JavaScript Library. jQuery UI is great for building UI interfaces for the webpages. It can be used to build highly interactive web applications or can be used to add widgets easily.

The jQuery UI Selectable distance option is used to set the tolerance, in pixels, for when selecting should start. Selecting will not start until the mouse has been dragged beyond the specified distance.


Initialize selectable element with distance option:

$( "Selector" ).selectable({
distance: 30
  • Get the default option:

    var distance = $( "Selector" ).selectable( "option", "distance" );
  • Set the default option:

    $( "Selector" ).selectable( "option", "distance", 30 );

CDN Links: Below are some jQuery Mobile scripts that will be needed for your project so add these to your project.

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=””>
<script src=””></script>
<script src=””></script>

Example: This example describes the uses of the jQuery Mobile Selectable distance Option.


<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
    <script src=
    <script src=
        h1 {
            color: green;
        #list .ui-selecting {
            background: greenyellow;
        #list .ui-selected {
            color: white;
            background: green;
            margin-left: 50px;
            padding: 0.5;
            font-size: 20px;
            height: 50px;
            width: 50%;
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("#Button").on('click', function() {
                var tolerance = $("#list").selectable(
                "option", "distance");
        <h3>jQuery UI Selectable distance Option</h3>
        <ul id="list" style="list-style: none">
            <li>Data Structure</li>
        <input type="button"
            value="Value of the distance option">
            <span id="gfg"></span>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("#list" ).selectable({
                distance: 30


jQuery UI Selectable  distance Option

jQuery Mobile Selectable distance Option.


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