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Disable built-in axes interactions



disableDefaultInteractivity(ax) disables the built-in interactions for the specified axes. You can use this function to disable the default axes interactions or a custom set of axes interactions. After disabling the interactions, you can still use the buttons in the axes toolbar to interact with the plot.


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Create a plot. Some interactions are enabled by default, such as scrolling to zoom. Disable these interactions.

ax = gca;

Then, reenable the interactions.


Create a plot, and replace the default set of axes interactions with just the rotate and zoom interactions.

ax = gca;
ax.Interactions = [rotateInteraction zoomInteraction];

Then, disable the interactions you created.


Input Arguments

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Axes, specified as an Axes, PolarAxes, or GeographicAxes object.

More About

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Built-In Axes Interactions

Built-in axes interactions allow you to explore charts using gestures, for example dragging to pan or scrolling to zoom. These interactions are built into the parent axes and are available without having to select any of the buttons in the axes toolbar. Most types of axes include a default set of built-in interactions. You can customize the default set of interactions on axes with an Interactions property.

If you do not want any of the interactions enabled, use the disableDefaultInteractivity function to disable them. To enable them if they are not already enabled, use the enableDefaultInteractivity function.

Version History

Introduced in R2018b