How can I disable map click event? My idea is to disable it when I am positioned with mouse over my popup container. After I move mouse out of it, I want that event is enabled again. Something like this:

                 //disable map click event

                 //enable it again

Is this possible?

  • I usually use Leaflet, but here is some quick research. You can use getInteractions() on your map, find out the click event and then setActive(boolean) that interaction. – Stefan Nov 20 '18 at 13:22
  • OpenLayers should do that automatically if you use an overlay to display your popup. – Mike Nov 20 '18 at 13:57
  • @Mike Yeah i know, but I am trying to present ext js tab panel inside popup and when i click on my tabs while overlay property stopEvent is set to true , tabs are not responding. When I change property to false and then click on tabs functionality is working, but its like I can click trough on map also and new popout comes in place where I clicked on tab. I Tried now with ol.interaction.Select instance to setActive(false) under the condition that I am hovering over the popup container but it didn't help. I am out of ideas. I can put link here on different variation of problem – Goran Nov 20 '18 at 14:06
  • How are you making your tabs? Bootstrap tabs or something else..? – rbkb Nov 20 '18 at 15:03
  • @rbkb ext.js library – Goran Nov 20 '18 at 15:04

I had a similar issue with a search box (which for historical reasons wasn't a control, simply a div above the map). Mouse interactions on features were easy to disable and re-enable, but for map click events I resorted to setting and testing a mouseOver var.

var mouseOver = false;

searchBox.onmouseover = function() {
    mouseOver = true;

searchBox.onmouseout = function() {
    mouseOver = false;

map.on('singleclick', function(evt) {

    if (mouseOver) { return; }



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