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Disable WebView touch events in Android

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


How do you disable all touch events in an Android WebView (or scrolling in particular)? I would like the activity to handle all touch events.

How to&Answers:
mWebView.setOnTouchListener(new View.OnTouchListener() {
    public boolean onTouch(View v, MotionEvent event) {
        return true;

Disables all touch events on a WebView because the touch listener is executed before the default touch behavior of the WebView. By returning true the event is consumed and isn’t propagated to the WebView.

Using android:clickable="false" does not disable touch events.


If I got you right you just have to overwrite the onTouchEvent method.