Can you let us know which mouse and driver you're using?
Yes. I'm using the Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 and I installed the IntelliPoint 8.2 64-bit for Windows 7 drivers.
Phil—please don't hijack threads.
I have a similar issue with the mouse that comes with the Wacom Intous 3, but I'm the only guys I've ever heard complain about it....I'll check around and see what's going on with this issue.
If your using a Wacom or I would assume any mouse that lets you set the wheel to a specific program you can set the wheel to keystroke F2 and F3 PhotoPaints zoom keys. It will then zoom straight in on the cursor. In ( I think 80% ) jumps. That you might be able to change in the options. Every now and then I think about this and set it. Then I realize I don't like it and take it off.
I did use it a lot in Adobe for it didn't have any wheel zoom for a long time. Photoshop now has that feature. But Illustrator has not, it just pans the screen with the wheel.
The biggest help I found for the mouse wheel is the button on it. I set it to keystroke N ( also in the wacom setup file ) which lets me jump in and out of the navigator. This helps a LOT when the zoom isn't quite where you want it to be.
You know, regardless of the mouse driver, if it just zoomed in at your mouse cursor every time then this crazy, squirrely behavior wouldn't happen in the first place.
I have the problem also, Only when i use my Laptop which i have Windows 7.
But I don't have any problem at all when i use my Desktop. There i have Windows XP.