InDesign CS3 + Magic Mouse = Bad Combo?

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  1. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    When I shift+drag in InDesign CS3 with the Magic Mouse, I get some weird results. Sometimes (not all the time, but enough to be annoying) the canvas will act as if I'm scrolling and dragging at the same time, causing the element I'm dragging to jump all over the screen. I've tried this mouse on two different Macs and both have the issue, and I've also tried swapping out the mouse because I thought it was defective, but the issue persists.

    Does anyone know if this is an Apple/Adobe issue, if it's just CS3 (I'll be getting CS5 when it's released, so if that fixes it, great) or if maybe I have a software/driver issue? I tried (re)installing the Magic Mouse software update but it wouldn't let me.

    Here's a video of what's happening (the first couple of seconds is messed up for some reason, but it clears up) in case that helps.
     
  2. design-is macrumors 65816

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    I'm using CS4 and find that sometimes something similar happens. Though I tend to assume I've lightly brushed the surface of the mouse and somehow scrolled it. Would be interested to find out if it's not been my fault all along...?

    /Doug
     
  3. IgnatiusTheKing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I thought I was doing something like that the first time, but there's really no way for that to happen because (in that video, for instance) my finger is pressed firmly down to click and no other fingers are touching the mouse.
     
  4. IgnatiusTheKing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just installed MouseZoom after hearing about it on this video blog entry on YouTube.

    It's only been a few minutes, so I can't say with 100% certainty that I'm completely fixed, but everything seems to be working as intended now. No more twitchy tracking, no more cursor jumping across the screen in InDesign. Everything is smooth.
     
  5. Nostromo macrumors 65816

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    Use a Wacom tablet.

    I have stopped using mice except for scrolling.
     
  6. IgnatiusTheKing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I do use a tablet, but not for InDesign. Magic Mouse works perfectly now, though, so I'm good to go.
     
  7. design-is macrumors 65816

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    IgnatiusTheKing, thanks for your research! I'll give this a go tomorrow and see if I encounter any issues.

    Though I don't think I've been affected as much as yourself.

    /Doug
     

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