Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 2:22 PM (in response to walter maldeghem)
Scrolling (in any direction) continues to be an issue with the magic mouse in almost any app that requires user input. The screen is constantly jumping about as windows scrol left, right, up and down.
The problem is that my index finger rests on the mouse. As I move the mouse to position the cursor, the device detects my index finger hitting the surface and concludes incorrectly that I want to scroll.
After nearly 9 months, I finally solved the problem today.
By creating a small dead zone on the mouse surface using some tissue paper and blue painters tape to hold it in place, I have "patched" my magic mouse so that it works the way I want it to. I'm not getting any random scrolling any more maiking a huge improvement in general usage.
The great thing is that the gestures still work. Just use any other part of the mouse that isn't covered by the tissue and tape (about 90% of the mouse in my case) for standard magic mouse gestures.
Now If I could just convince Apple to modify the software to ignore the upper left corner of the mouse I could remove this ugly blue tape.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2011 1:00 AM (in response to Michael at Choice Hotels)
Is anyone listening at Apple? Please allow either through command line prefereces or in preferences panel to disable vertical one finger scrolling with Magic Mouse.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2011 9:59 AM (in response to Woody Vondracek)
I've found the MagicPrefs app to be the perfect solution to this problem. Let me explain:
While browsing the web, I prefer to have horizontal mouse scrolling enabled but when using Lightroom or Photoshop, horizontal scrolling becomes a nightmare and I want it disabled.
With MagicPrefs, I created a preset that disables horizontal scrolling and then bound both Lightroom and Photoshop to this preset. You can do this in MagicPrefs by clicking on the "Preset Actions" button at the bottom of the screen and selecting "Bind specific applications to this preset". I then switched back to the default preset within MagicPrefs to return to the normal scrolling behavior (horizontal scrolling enabled).
With the above setup, horizontal scrolling is enabled for all applications except Lightroom and Photoshop. Whenever you switch to one of these apps, MagicPrefs automatically disables horizontal scrolling. It will also re-enable the setting when you switch to a different app.
Give it a try, I think you'll find that this solution provides the most flexibility. Best of all, MagicPrefs is a free app!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2013 11:48 PM (in response to RonHerrema)
Thank you for posting the information about MagicPrefs! I like the Magic Mouse scrolling for viewing documents, but when I'm editing documents, especially in Final Cut, Pro Tools, Sibelius, InDesign, and Excel, the inadvertant scrolling that happens so often drives me nuts! By turning off all three finger scrolling I eliminate the inadvertant scrolling. Perhaps I will even turn off all two finger scrolling, so that if I want to use the scrolling I must intentionally remove from the mouse all but one of my fingers.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to walter maldeghem)
I'm a graphic designer with a brand new Imac running Mountain lion. The Magic Mouse horizontal scroll has been driving me nuts.
Tried the Terminal method - didn't work for me.
Tried downloading Robert's little Applescript posted on page 1 - didn't work for me.
Finally tried MagicPrefs - solved the problem instantly. Very easy to download & install - and seems to reliably do everything you're likely to need a mouse to do. (I've disabled everything except vertical scrolling!).
Just one question to ease my anxiety: having put the required command into Terminal (which seems to have had no effect) can I just forget about it? Or is it likely to cause me a problem? (Same question applies to the Applescript - but I think I reversed the command on that just in case).