Disabling Horizontal Scroll on the Mac
I love when the combination of Google Search and the a great discussion board quickly solve something that has been driving me batshit for a while.
I finally stopped procrastinating and started the final two day edit push on Venture Financings: How To Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer And VC. However, for the last month I’ve become increasingly annoyed by the horizontal scrolling thing that happens within Microsoft Word 2011 on the Mac when I accidentally brush my fingers horizontally on the magic mouse. In an effort to continue procrastinating (which I clearly have succeeded at) I went looking for a solution this morning.
Two minutes later I found it after typing mac word 2011 horizontal scrolling with mouse into Google. The post is on the Apple Discussions board and titled “Topic : Magic Mouse – Disable horizontal scrolling ?” The solution is:
Run Terminal (in your Applications/Utilities folder)
Paste the following command into the Terminal window:
defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseHorizontalScroll -bool NO
Turn off your magic mouse with the power switch and wait until it disconnects
Turn your magic mouse back on
I have now banished horizontal scroll from my life and exhausted my last good reason to procrastinate right now.