Disable Mouse Dragging on the Divi Slider Module


In addition to the navigation dots and previous / next arrows, the Divi slider module also lets you move between slides by dragging the mouse. If you prefer to disable this "drag to change" feature while keeping the navigation arrows, dots, and slide buttons/titles functional, you can achieve this with a simple CSS solution.

Below is the CSS code to disable mouse events on slides, except for navigation and link elements. This solution works for both the regular slider module and the full-width slider module.

Custom CSS to Disable Mouse Dragging

Add the following CSS code to the "Divi > Theme Options > General > Custom CSS" box or your child theme's stylesheet:

/* Disable mouse events on slides, except for nav and links */
.et_pb_slider * {
    pointer-events: none;
.et_pb_slider .et-pb-controllers a,
.et_pb_slider .et-pb-slider-arrows a,
.et_pb_slider .et_pb_button,
.et_pb_slider .et_pb_slide_title a {
  pointer-events: auto !important;
The pointer-events: none; property is applied to all elements within the slider module. This effectively disables interaction with these elements. By setting pointer-events: auto !important; on the navigation controllers, slider arrows, buttons, and slide titles, you re-enable mouse interactions on these elements, making sure they remain functional.

This approach provides a simple and effective way to disable dragging on the Divi slider while ensuring that essential navigation elements and links still work properly.


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