Wheel Gestures

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This plugin is used to extend Embla Carousel with the ability to use the mouse/trackpad wheel to navigate the carousel.


First you need to install the npm package and save it to your dependencies:

npm install embla-carousel-wheel-gestures --save


This plugin accepts a single optional parameter, which is its options object that allows you to configure it.

import EmblaCarousel from 'embla-carousel'import { WheelGesturesPlugin } from 'embla-carousel-wheel-gestures'
const embla = EmblaCarousel(emblaRoot, { loop: false }, [WheelGesturesPlugin()]) // Add plugin


Below follows an exhaustive list of all Wheel Gestures options and their default values.


Type: string
Default: is-wheel-dragging

Choose a classname that will be applied to the container during a wheel gesture. Pass an empty string to opt-out.


Type: string | undefined
Default: undefined

Force an axis on which to listen for wheel events. Choose scroll axis between x and y. Useful if you want to slide horizontally when scrolling vertically or vice versa.


Type: Element
Default: undefined

Specify the element that should be observed for wheel events.

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