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I like my Magic Mouse, but I often touch it "incorrectly" while watching a movie in QuickTime Player, and QTP then moves the video position forward or backwards or makes a pause or ... . It can be annoying :-(

I'd like to make my QuickTime Player ignore mouse gestures and touches. Is it possible?

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when you touch it incorrectly, does it protest? – Robert S Ciaccio Dec 24 '10 at 13:36
@cala depends on the movie he's watching :-° – Loïc Wolff Dec 24 '10 at 13:40

You can try BetterTouchTool that will give you much more control.

There is a setting that will allow you to add per-application rules:

better touch tool settings bettertouchtool

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I tried to add some gestures for QTPlayer and send random key or take "No Action". It didn't help :-( QTP still does execute its actions. – Peter Štibraný Dec 25 '10 at 13:23


As Loïc Wolff says BetterTouchTool is a way to disable this horizontal scrolling. I was searching about the same problem and found the solution in this program (BetterTouchTool)

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