Vertical and horizontal scrolling are very awesome features of magic mouse. However, horizontal scrolling seems to cause some problems on many mac users in using some particular applications. Let’s see how to disable and enable magic mouse horizontal scrolling while keep using vertical function.
2 ways to Disable and Enable Magic mouse horizontal scrolling:
Disable or Enable horizontal scrolling using Terminal
This method helps to Turn off or Turn on horizontal scrolling while keep vertical one activated.
Open Terminal app (found in Applications/Utilities folder) > Copy and paste the following command then hit Enter:
– To disable horizontal scrolling:
defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseHorizontalScroll -bool NO
– To enable horizontal scrolling:
defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse MouseHorizontalScroll -bool YES
You might need to reconnect the magic mouse to see the expected result.
Disable or Enable Magic mouse scrolling in Mac OS X:
You can turn the scrolling function off or even turn it on in OS X: Go to System Preferences > select Accessibility > in Accessibility window, scroll down then select Mouse & Trackpad at the left side > Then select Mouse Options > you will be able to turn it on or turn it off.
You now should know how to manage Mouse scrolling completely.