Blender has the ability to tweak number fields by dragging the field left/right. This is much more tactile than manually typing in values, and as such this is a great idea. You don't focus on the number value so much as the result.
The problem is that there is no reliable relationship between cursor travel distance and the value being changed.
- When you start to drag a number field, it moves in small increments (typically 1 integer)
- But as you continue dragging around, the dragging increments increases. The longer time you drag, the larger the increment
- In the end it gets out of control and you can’t get back into the range you started at.
Remove the exponential increase of increments. Make the relationship between cursor screen distance and values linear and predictable.
The Issue is already fixed if you turn on Continuous Grab in preferences, but remains to be fixed with that option turned off