Disable "hover scrolling to change numeric value in input fields"! At least an option to do so
it's super maddening and frustrating. I often have to use trackpad to do work and this activates so easily. Please provide an option to turn this off. Thanks
Imprimerie ISE commented
-- You can enable or disable mouse scroll with command Line (here in applescript):
do shell script "defaults write com.apple.AppleMultitouchMouse MouseVerticalScroll -int 1" -- enable
do shell script "defaults write com.apple.AppleMultitouchMouse MouseVerticalScroll -int 0" -- disable
-- and then ask the system to activate the new settings :
do shell script "/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SystemAdministration.framework/Resources/activateSettings -u"
-- the next step is to save as a script in the script menu or automate this with an applet in background (idle handler)
Agree, this is very frustrating, particularly if you have a magic mouse. An option to turn this off would be very beneficial.
Peter, while I share the thought it should be a toggle-able feature, I wonder how exactly you can accidentally adjust a value using the kind of mouse you mention. I have a physical wheel and I am on Windows, which I know behaves somewhat differently. The video doesn't really explains it, it looks normal to me, I do this intentionally almost always.
Currently any field that takes entry of numerical value can be adjusted by scrolling. However for those of us which have mouses with free-wheel or touch-style scrolling this tends to lead to accidental value adjustment.
An option in the preferences to disable to feature would be useful.
Arguably these are almost-always fields where scrubber-like value adjustment is not helpful.
Yes, absolute nightmare with an Apple Magic Mouse. Please offer a preference to disable.
This is definitely an annoying bug. And, the worst part about it is that it can't be undone with a single undo. Illustrator logs every little increment as an action, so it takes a multitude of undos to return it to its pre-scrolled state. Ugh.
Has this been fixed yet? I would really like stop this from happening!
Definitely been an issue for at least a few years. Please provide an option to disable scrolling through all fields in Illustrator windows or no longer make this the default action when you hover your mouse about a field. Just the slightest movement of your index finger will start scrolling through numbers.
This is really problematic when you are clicking to type in a field to change the unit to another value. For example: if I type in a new height value for a selected object and then hit enter on the keyboard the cursor disappears. So if your next movement is to move the mouse and you scroll just the slightest bit, the values start to rapidly scroll up or down depending on which way you slightly moved your finger. When you are doing critical size adjustments or distortion this is annoying and sometimes subtle enough where you don't see the issue occur.
Jason Chandler commented
I want to throw my "magic" mouse out the window because of this, but really the software should provide a solution.
It's pretty annoying key-nudging that oh-so-perfect value for a width in my Transform palette and then as I quickly roll the mouse away to do the next thing I find my object just suddenly zooming uncontrollably to god knows what new number. And since I didn't necessarily eyeball the value before I left the filed it's disconcerting that I just lost it. Definitely takes me out of the design flow.
(I've used Illustrator since it was called Illustrator 88, and it seems that only very recently have bugs like this appeared which throw such input-messes into the product... please prove me wrong Adobe Team!)
Stop forcing users to use things they don't like. All new "features" should have a disable option. This is not rocket science.
Absolutely. The developers must not use a Magic Mouse or they would have never left this feature as-is.
It seems to respond to both left/right and up/down scrolling. Even slightly rolling your finger as you try and click using a Magic Mouse erroneously triggers it. Even more frustrating is that it seems to happen even when you're only hovering over the up/down buttons, not even the text input field.
I used to use Magic Prefs to solve this issue but it is no longer supported.
Paulo Catumba Fernandes commented
I can very much second this. Also very annoying with magic mouse, and especially annoying because illustrator doesn't consider the scroll as 1 action, so if i accidentally scroll over the stroke value i need to undo several times to go back to the original value.
Personally, I would also like to just be able to turn this feature off. It's not precise/smooth enough to be helpful in my mac and it's too easy to trigger unintentionally.