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in Photoshop and Illustrator has been driving me nuts for years, I tried the 3rd party mouse tools and they just get outdated and stop working.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.
I just upgraded to 10.10.2 from 10.6.8 and I have alleviated many of the moving pains. Fixing broken applescripts and replacing broken applications, stuff like that. Then I hit this brick wall. Turning off inertia helped some but the graphics programs still jump all over the place.
I still have 10.6 on a partition but I was hoping not to have to go back and forth.
It's not like gestures are so bleepin' important on macs like they are on iphones or ipads
So... now I just wear a glove, and until apple fixes this silly problem I can only think of one appropriate gesture... with one sweaty finger.
If you are here in this forum because of the persistent problem with the ineffectiveness of the Magic Mouse preference settings in OSX as regards scrolling, here is what you need to know:
About The Problem:
Apple is not going to fix this problem. It's been an issue dating back several years and continues still. It is either beyond the scope of Apple's programming intelligence, or they simply don't care about you and your problems. Apple's programming intelligence pretty much speaks for itself, so the only option left is that Apple doesn't care. It's one of the perks of the modern day tech business paradigm, where companies like Apple have so many millions of customers and so much momentum behind their market share, they don't have to care about you, the single, obscure nobody, with your Apple computer you've already paid for. Apple also being a die-hard fan-based enterprise, it knows full well that for every one of us who might have a problem such as this, there are at least a hundred thousand others who would put up with just about anything just to be associated with the logo of an apple with a bite taken out.
Fortunately there is a brilliant, enterprising soul (or group of souls) behind the development of an app called MagicPrefs which more than compensates for Apple's indifference to this & other related problems. It not only addresses the inability to turn off the ever-annoying scroll action that happens anytime our fingers brush across the case of the mouse, it offers myriad other functions you might like.
You owe it to yourself to check out MagicPrefs, and thank the developers for giving us a means to rise above this bit of Apple stupidity.