Recently I had to disable mouse selection on a kendo grid which was already multi cell selectable. I had to disable this effect on a different event. Since kendo grid does not have this functionality supported at run time, I stumbled up on this and came up with the below solution. Hope it helps someone.
This can be done by adding a covering the kendo grid div with a transparent div element.
var kendoGrid= $(“#grid”);
var width = kendoGrid.eq(0).outerWidth();
var height = kendoGrid.eq(0).outerHeight();
var position = kendoGrid.offset();