How can I make the parent div draggable

Tags: javascript,jquery,css

Problem :

I have a div containing three buttons. The div needs to be draggable, so that you can drag all three buttons around the screen together. That works fine, but the problem is that when I click on of the individual buttons it inherits the draggable id and it is draggable on it's own. I do not want that to happen. So my question is: how do I make my buttons draggable, but make them always stay together and keep them clickable. I added the code below, but here is a JSFiddle:

So to be clear: the div also needs to be draggable through dragging one of the individual buttons, but then the rest of the div needs to stick with it. Now dragging an individual button only moves the button.

P.S. I do not want to use JQuery UI


<div id="draggable" class="ui-widget-content">
  <button ng-click="menu.shown = !menu.shown">MENU</button>
  <button ng-click="disconnect()">CLOSE</button>
  <button ng-click="">KEYS</button>


$(document).ready(function() {
  var $dragging = null;
  $('body').on("mousedown", "#draggable", function(e) {
    $(this).attr('unselectable', 'on').addClass('dragged');
    var el_w = $('.dragged').outerWidth(),
      el_h = $('.dragged').outerHeight();
    $('body').on("mousemove", function(e) {
      if ($dragging) {
          top: e.pageY - el_h / 2,
          left: e.pageX - el_w / 2
    $dragging = $(;
  }).on("mouseup", ".dragged", function(e) {
    $dragging = null;


body {
  padding: 50px;

.dragged {
  background-color: yellow;

#draggable {
  position: fixed;
  width: 150px;
  height 150px;
  padding: 0.5em;
  background: red;
  background-color: black;
  z-index: 1000;
  cursor: move;
  float: left;

Update 1

This is a working solution: However when I click on the div and start dragging the center of the div jumps to my cursor. It works great, but it looks a bit wonky. Is there a way to prevent the div from moving to my cursor?

Your help is most welcome.

Solution :

Use $dragging = $('#draggable'); instead of $dragging = $('');

It will drag div if you try to drag using cursor on button. It will drag #draggable instead of target.

Working Fiddle

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