Hack: Apple Magic Mouse plus Adobe InDesign equals frustration

If you’re like me, you use and love the Apple Magic Mouse, but once  you fire up Adobe InDesign the page zooms around randomly and you want to tear your hair out. No more!

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Once you launch the app, you will want to open the app’s Preferences (command+control+option+O). Add a new application for InDesign specific settings.

With InDesign selected in the above pane, click the little cog icon next to “App Specific”.

You want to check the setting for “Disable single finger scrolling for ‘Adobe InDesign CS5′”. This turns off the crazy scrolling behavior in InDesign. You can still vertically scroll in InDesign, but use two fingers instead of one.

This is the best interface tweak I’ve found yet.