Add the Ability to turn off hover scrolling
Hover Scrolling lets you interact with the dropdown menus without ever having to click on them. Sounds cool, right?
Normally, this is not a problem, because you can easily see what has been changed because you've got an object selected. But when working with conditional text, the conditional text indicator visibility is a GLOBAL setting, and thus, hover scrolling over it can change your document, even with nothing selected. And if you're not on a page with conditional text. you'd never even know that your document got changed, until you send it to print!
This has been plaguing me for over four years and there is no way to turn it off.
I write a blog article about this and have been documenting it for four years: https://indesignsecrets.com/hover-scrolling-indesign-cc-feature-bug.php
I have made a video about it here: https://youtu.be/5uBI77mothA
InDesign needs to add a preference to our off this setting. It would be so easy! There are already preferences to disable the other annoying features, like Publish Online the new start workspace, and the new document dialog box. You could put it under "Preferences > General."
Adobe, please fix this!
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Greg Walker commented
Hover scrolling is the worst. Like, I could get fired from my job if something gets changed via hover scroll and I don't catch it. Don't get me fired, Adobe!
Nora Chuff commented
So I am realizing that this has been "under review" for over four years... any progress? There has got to be a solution, if only just an option to turn the hover scroll fully off... please... I can't imagine it is a big deal from a programming standpoint but has a disproportionately enormous impact on my ability to use the program (and my wellbeing/happiness).
Nora Chuff commented
Please fix this!!! The number of times I accidentally change the font of a text box when I am scrolling to a hidden property item is infuriating. The problem is not just that the font is changed, but often it is cycled through however many fonts are equivalent to my scroll length before I realize. For instance, if I scroll the wheel a few times, it means the font has changed like 10+ times so I cannot just hit "undo" but would need to either "undo" 10+ times or manually find the original font. Very annoying.
Adding another voice to this. "Hover scroll" is the bane of my life when using inDesign.
I've ended up with templates set in a foreign language, random bits of text warped, boxes shifted... it's every time I use the programme, not just an occasional annoyance.
It's impossible to unlearn the basic behaviour of using the mouse scroll to navigate downwards in a window. Why on *earth* was this introduced in the first place?
It has been YEARS since this "feature" was introduced and started causing problems. Once again, I'm finding multiple documents have errors in them because of hover scrolling. PLEASE give us the ability to turn this off.
Prior to its introduction, I can't think of a single instance where any designer colleague ever lamented the lack of hover scrolling, yet it was thrust upon us. Now years later, designers worldwide are still complaining about it with no way to get rid of it.
I once again have to go and redo an older document and resubmit it to a client because of the errors caused by hover scrolling. This "feature" causes not errors, which in turn can lead to embarrassment, potential liability, and client distrust.
Chad C. commented
This causes issues on a daily basis for me. You've known about it for so long and it's still not fixed?! UNACCEPTABLE.
Giovanni Lombardi commented
Please add this feature...it's hideous, unpractical
Please add this feature!! Driving us nuts!
Nick Splendorr commented
This has been driving me up a wall ever since it was introduced. I just went looking for a way to disable it and am disappointed to find there isn't one. Please, this is an accessibility issue, as it requires extremely precise scrolling in the Properties window on all but the largest displays to avoid accidentally changing any number of things. I KEEP accidentally changing the font on selected text. Each change counts as a single undo event. So I try to scroll down on my 16" Macbook Pro to change a Paragraph setting, accidentally change the font 20 times, and have to press command + Z 20 times to get back. What on earth????
Pete Erschen commented
This just happened to me on the new Text section on the Properties window. Im scrolling down the Properties window using a multi-gesture and all of a sudden the fonts on the selected text flickered through wasting processing power like a strobe light. Undo just took it to the last one scrolled. This is horrible! First use since update a few days ago...
Please add a way to disable hover scrolling (changing of dials without clicking, just using the mouse's vertical scroll wheel) in Adobe applications. It's making me lose a lot of time.
Please add a way to disable hover scrolling.
Once again, Hover scrolling has turned on "Show and Print" in my conditional text indicators. When can we get this feature turned off?? It's been seven years!
Once again, Hover scrolling has turned on "Show and Print" in my condition text indicators. When can we get this feature turned off?? It's been seven years!
James Wagner commented
Aaagh! This has been driving me batty for years. I'm glad there's a request for it. Please have an option to turn the hover scrolls off!
Has this seriously not been fixed yet? Please give us an option to turn this off.
I ABSOLUTELY HATE THIS FUNCTION.
This just turned on randomly. Indesign (my favorite program) is suddenly completely useless!!!
I'm trying to get work done here, and now I'm basically SOL!
Have you turned this off yet? It's driving me nuts. I can't find any fix for it. When I'm trying to select a font, as I move my mouse down to click on the font name, the window moves up so that I can't possibly click on what I want! It moves in the opposite direction and I have no control over it. I feel like a dog chasing its tail.
Mario P. Proenca commented
The same issue was just noticed today. Scrolling over the properties Panel captures mouse scrolling inside fields.
Depending on the scrolling and the element that is actively selected, it may cause great trouble.
As an example, with a text frame full of content, if during the scroll the mouse hovers any of the font-properties it may happen that, by the "Undo limits" configuration, it might not be possible to recover work done on the text frame.
A quick fix issue on this would be greatly appreciated.