Magic Mouse Jiggly-ness


Anyone using Magic Mouse while using figma? The scroll is extremely sensitive it captures even the slightest touch when I’m using figma. It certainly doesn’t happen on safari or any other app though. Anyone had this kind of problem or do I have fat fingers :sweat_smile:


I can’t understand why people doesn’t talk about this more … this is the case with my mouse since one year now without any practical solution.


My solution was to switch to a non Apple Mouse.


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This issue has stopped me from using Figma for a long time as I didn’t want to switch away from the Magic Mouse. I think I have found a solution that works.

In the accessibility section of System Settings there’s an option for “Use mouse for scrolling” under “Pointer Control”, “Mouse Options”. Toggling this switch off means the Magic Mouse no longer is able to scroll at all.

Obviously, this would be annoying to need to toggle every time you use Figma, so it’s possible to automate this setting using Keyboard Maestro.

I have two macros set up, one for when the Figma app is the active window (activates), and another for when the Figma app is no longer the active window (deactivates). This macro runs this shell script to turn off scrolling:

defaults write MouseVerticalScroll -int 0;
defaults write MouseHorizontalScroll -int 0;

/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SystemAdministration.framework/Resources/activateSettings -u;

(Change -int 0 to -int 1 to turn scrolling back on)

This means the every item I switch to the Figma app, the scrolling issue is resolved. I can instead use the hand tool to navigate around the window.

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You can reduce the scroll speed in the accessibility settings


No. This unfortunately is NOT a solution. It is helpful for those who spend 100% of their time in Figma. But that is not realistic. Figma is the only app, where I have this problem. Please fix.

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Same here.

I was evaluating my team switching over to Figma from Sketch. This issue will make it a “no”.

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iTape ($9.99 per month)

following up to the million years old topic my solution was to stop using magic mouse.

@Lawrence3 I have tried it, but this macro is working even when I don’t use Figma. I have set it up as shown in your screenshot, but it doesn’t help. When I change 0 to 1, scrolling in all apps is working; when it is set to 0, it doesn’t work in any apps.

I have this same issue and it’s driving me crazy. Magic mouse is way toooo sensitive while using Figma, please change it :frowning:

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I love Figma but this issue has been bugging every single day for the last couple of years. Only now have I just discovered that other people are having the same issue.

clearly at Figma HQ, they don’t use magic mouse lol. I’ve found my solution as not using magic mouse at all. It’s not comfy anyway.