I've searched for it on the entire web and finally I found on artamstrong.com how to disable a single feature like "mouseWheelZoom".

Here is how doubleclick zooming in OpenLayers 3 can be disabled:

var map = new ol.Map({
    controls : ol.control.defaults()
                .extend([ new ol.control.FullScreen() ]),
    interactions : ol.interaction.defaults({doubleClickZoom :false}),
    target : 'map',
    layers : [ new ol.layer.Tile({
            title : 'OpenStreetMaps',
            preload : Infinity,
            source : new ol.source.OSM(),
            visible : true
    }) ],
    view : new ol.View({
            center : ol.proj.transform([ 9.41, 48.82 ], 'EPSG:4326','EPSG:3857'),
            zoom : 12

It's really that simple, just tell ol3 to set "doubleClickZoom" on false:

interactions : ol.interaction.defaults({doubleClickZoom :false})
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    Hi Brain, Welcome to GIS@Se, this is incredibly useful information, but this site requires the posting of specific questions and answers. Feel free to edit your question to make it a Question, and then answer it with your solution. People who post questions are able to answer their own questions. Dec 18, 2014 at 12:06

2 Answers 2


If you want to disable doubleClickZoom after map initialization, here is the way:

var dblClickInteraction;
// find DoubleClickZoom interaction
map.getInteractions().getArray().forEach(function(interaction) {
  if (interaction instanceof ol.interaction.DoubleClickZoom) {
    dblClickInteraction = interaction;
// remove from map

You can also remove or add interaction such as PinchZoom, KeyboardZoom, etc,. with the same way.

  • In Array, you can use find instead of forEach: const dblClickInteractio = map.getInteraction().getArray().find((interaction ) => { return interaction instanceof ol.interaction.DoubleClickZoom })
    – YairTawil
    Aug 17, 2017 at 5:29
  • @YairTawil Good to know. but, is there an advantage to use find instead forEach?
    – Chase Choi
    Aug 17, 2017 at 9:43
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    Sure, find will break the loop... forEach will always run n times
    – YairTawil
    Aug 20, 2017 at 12:24
  • If there's multiple interactions, filter can be used as well.
    – Chase Choi
    Aug 21, 2017 at 1:59
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    Should be map.getInteractions().getArray() with an 's' on the end of getInteractions(), not getInteraction. Though actually a much cleaner answer is in the question....
    – mwarren
    Dec 10, 2017 at 10:49

For OL 3 & 4 you can use ol.interaction.defaults as explained in the below answers:



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