Imagine you were using the Hand tool, and it was moving left, right, up down at random
I have been looking for a way to disable this, but can't find anything application specific.
Not sure whether the trail has gone cold on this one but I just wanted to vent my frustrations with this feature. To have the mouse control the scrolling down and across the pages is fine but as it is also 'dialling' up and down the object size in the Object Pallette in Illustrator is simply daft in my opinion!
Why on earth would I want to adjust the object size by scrolling the mouse until I hopefully rest on the right dimension??? If I want it to be 10mm tall then I will type 10 and hit enter.
Sorry to all for the rant (except those at Apple or Adobe responsible for this)
I was having a problem with this in Illustrator as well and found the answer.
The problem is that when I'm using my magic mouse, if I just accidentally brush my finger across my Magic mouse, then it would send my document into a random scroll that would slowly slow down until it stops. I would loose my ability to do anything until it stops and it was getting annoying.
To fix this, the control isn't actually in your mouse preferences, but instead it is in the Accessibility preference pane in System Preferences.
Once you are in Accessibility scroll down to "Mouse and Trackpad." Click on the "Mouse Options" button and in the checked scrolling pop-up, select "without inertia." Leave scrolling checked.
That fixed the problem for me. Hope it helps.
YES! This totally fixed the problem for me! The rampant scrolling problem in Photoshop and Illustrator has been driving me nuts for years, I tried the 3rd party mouse tools and they just get outdated and stop working. I just never thought to look in the Accessibility panel but suspected maybe that was it. Now I can stop yelling at my screen every time I just accidentally even breathe on the mouse.