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I love the scrollwheel on my mouse, but I want to tell PowerPoint to ignore it. Is there a way to do this without turning it off completely?

If I'm demoing something, I need it on when I'm in the demo, but I want it off when I'm in the slide deck. I don't want to accidentally touch the thing and have it scroll too many slides.

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Also, if you have a microsoft mouse, you can install their IntelliPoint software, which allows you to customize what the mouse buttons do in various applications. You could disable the scroll wheel completely in PowerPoint, but leave it enabled elsewhere.

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I'll check this option out, and hit accept if it works. –  Rob Farley Feb 8 '10 at 6:49
    
Brilliant, thx. –  Rob Farley Feb 8 '10 at 23:05
    
Hmm... Turns out this only does the wheel button, not the scrolling action. –  Rob Farley Feb 9 '10 at 23:09
    
Ah. I'm sorry about that - I thought it could do both. I'm unaware of any other solutions. Hopefully the IntelliPoint software is still useful to you for something though at least. –  nhinkle Feb 14 '10 at 6:09

You can use Autohotkey for this. I'm not sure what the window class of PowerPoint is, but you can find that easily with window spy, a tool that comes with AHK, then use this script:

#IfWinActive PowerPoint ahk_class INSERT_CLASS_HERE
WheelDown::return
WheelUp::return
#IfWinActive

replace INSERT_CLASS_HERE with the PowerPoint window class.

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In PowerPoint 2013 the class of a running presentation is screenClass. I used it to disable ESC key with *Escape::return –  nixda Mar 5 at 12:30

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