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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Please add a way to disable hover scrolling.
Kelly Vaughn commented
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!
Kelly Vaughn commented
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.
Daniel Terol commented
I was hoping this could be turned off. Please let us turn this off.
TJ Zafarana commented
Please fix this! It is such a frequent occurrence for me while working on my laptop.
OMG. This almost certainly explains some of the mysterious problems I've had with typefaces changing without my intent. As the only person who ever touches the documents and no coworkers (at least not here at my home office), I have had a couple of occasions where I thought I was losing my mind. And if you accidentally hover-scroll through multiple typefaces, it takes multiple undos to get back to the original state. This really should be an opt-in setting, but at least give us the ability to opt OUT.
Lukas Engqvist commented
Agree that predictability in certain parts of the workflow is so much more important than speed. This feature is so fast it trips us.
Matty Hayes commented
I agree with the other users. I'm experiencing this problem and think a small option somewhere in the program would be very helpful to toggle this feature on/off. Please fix, Adobe!
Scott Fineshriber commented
When using the Apple Magic Mouse hover scrolling can be a minefield of frustration. The slightest brush of the surface of the mouse can change your chosen typeface, type size, color choice, page, zoom level and on and on. It's a huge annoyance and a waste of my time. Please make this feature an option, not a mandatory irritant. Adobe needs to stay focused on their professional users and longtime professional users, considering CC is too expensive for most amateurs to bother with. We are your bread and butter. Please stop ******* us off.
still very annoying and no fix in sight?
Yes please take this off, it's very frustrating
I use InDesign on my laptop and this literally changes something every time I try to scroll through the Properties panel. On top of that, you can't even revert whatever was messed up with a single undo because it changes incrementally. So I almost always have to undo at least 10 times, and determine when it's back to how I designed it. Please make this optional.
Nathan Harrison commented
I'm trying to acclimate to InDesign on a laptop instead of my usual desktop setup, and "hover scrolling" is beyond maddening. The unexpected changes (usually with a dozen+ undo steps to reverse) are the worst part, but it also sucks to be unable to scroll at all in a lengthy Properties menu if you happen to hovering over an input field that doesn't have a dropdown menu, such as paragraph spacing fields.
The hover scrolling may be a bad feature, but that latter behavior just seems like a bug!
Please FIX this. It's so annoying >.< I was wondering why my font randomly kept changing when I haven't even selected anything :(
Seriously, I'm tired of this wrecking my work flow. FIX THIS.