this annoyed me to but there is a simple fix that works and hasn't affected anything else for me watch this - you basically use stacked panels in your composition Stop The Magic Mouse Zoom in Adobe After Effects - YouTube
This is the fix I was looking for. It should be pinned at the top.
THIS is the real answer to this problem. It's amazing to me how sidetracked everyone got by complaining about this as a Mac vs PC debate, when it has NOTHING to do with what OS you're using. The issue happens on both Windows and Mac.
Changing the panel type to stacked panel group prevents the scroll wheel from zooming into the image.
BOOM! DONE! Now stop complaining and talking past each other, people!
Attention: this is NOT just a Mac/Magic Mouse issue. How do we remove this ridiculous answer as being the "correct" answer and replace it with the correct answer found deep on page 2...?
ANSWER: switch the panel view to stacked group which will prevent the comp view window from zooming with the scroll wheel!
Switching panel view to stacked group is not working in AE 2018. Anyone know of another way to prevent this behavior in AE? It makes working very unproductive. I have to recenter my view constantly.
Hey... I posted a feature request. Maybe if everyone votes on it, it'll get some attention.