RC3: LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out in fullscreen mode

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RC3: LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out in fullscreen mode

Post by UncleRalph_ » Thu May 19, 2005 3:23 pm

I'm a new user of this amazing program and since my computer is an old intel 866Mhz I'm pretty much concern about usability and speed.

Breafly, is it possible to add an option in the "view-keyboard/mouse" to allow to zoom in and out in the fullscreen mode using left button+wheel to zoom in and out. In this way I can use the wheel normaly to go to the next/previous picture, and in association with the left botton to zoom in and out.

And then what do you think to remove the selection box after the zoom is done, so it can be possible to choose immediatly another zone to zoom?

thanks, and very nice job

UncleRalph

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Post by Danny » Thu May 19, 2005 3:45 pm

You can press and hold Ctrl while spinning the mousewheel to zoom in and out. Not enough?

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Re: LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out in fullscreen mode

Post by Dreamer » Thu May 19, 2005 4:14 pm

UncleRalph,
UncleRalph wrote:Breafly, is it possible to add an option in the "view-keyboard/mouse" to allow to zoom in and out in the fullscreen mode using left button+wheel to zoom in and out. In this way I can use the wheel normaly to go to the next/previous picture, and in association with the left botton to zoom in and out.
I like your idea. Added to More hotkeys, shortcuts... list.
UncleRalph wrote:And then what do you think to remove the selection box after the zoom is done, so it can be possible to choose immediatly another zone to zoom?
I agree. Nice idea too.

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Re: LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out in fullscreen mode

Post by xnview » Thu May 19, 2005 7:05 pm

Dreamer wrote:
UncleRalph wrote:And then what do you think to remove the selection box after the zoom is done, so it can be possible to choose immediatly another zone to zoom?
I agree. Nice idea too.
Everyone agree?
Pierre.

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Re: LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out in fullscreen mode

Post by marsh » Thu May 19, 2005 7:23 pm

UncleRalph wrote: And then what do you think to remove the selection box after the zoom is done, so it can be possible to choose immediatly another zone to zoom?
UncleRalph
I prefer it like it is because I like to select areas for cropping in fullscreen
mode. Changing this behavior would make fullscreen selection much more
difficult on pictures larger than desktop resolution. Making selections in
fullscreen is better because there is more space to work with. Please
consider that some users have used Xnview for a long time as mainly
and editor/converter. This would diminish that function a little.

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Re: LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out in fullscreen mode

Post by Danny » Thu May 19, 2005 7:24 pm

xnview wrote:
Dreamer wrote:
UncleRalph wrote:And then what do you think to remove the selection box after the zoom is done, so it can be possible to choose immediatly another zone to zoom?
I agree. Nice idea too.
Everyone agree?
I do agree on this very issue, yes. But marsh marsh has a valid point. So i'd leave it alone for now.

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Re: LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out in fullscreen mode

Post by helmut » Thu May 19, 2005 7:43 pm

UncleRalph wrote:And then what do you think to remove the selection box after the zoom is done, so it can be possible to choose immediatly another zone to zoom?
This might be helpful for some users. But as marsh has pointed out, already: How would you zoom in and keep your selection? E.g. you might have made a selection and just want to verify it and fine tune it. So you zoom in and want to correct it...

It's a rule in user interface design, that you follow the users expectations. The expectation here is that "Zooming" does zooming in, and nothing else. Loosing selection would be no good for this reason.

So I also vote for keeping the existing behaviour.

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Post by Dreamer » Thu May 19, 2005 9:40 pm

And what about LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out ?

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Post by xnview » Fri May 20, 2005 6:24 am

Dreamer wrote:And what about LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out ?
Really?? LMB+Wheel is not easy to use, i think...
Pierre.

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Post by helmut » Fri May 20, 2005 6:35 am

xnview wrote:
Dreamer wrote:And what about LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out ?
Really?? LMB+Wheel is not easy to use, i think...
Yes. People will get a knot in their fingers...

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Post by OL » Fri May 20, 2005 9:14 am

I have no problem clicking with the index and scrolling with the middle finger, I'd prefer this rather than having to hold the ctrl key with my other hand :D
As for the selection box I think I prefer how it is now, ie not loosing it after a zoom in/out so I agree with Marsh and Helmut.

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LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out in fullscreen mode

Post by Uncleralph » Fri May 20, 2005 9:22 am

xnview wrote:
Dreamer wrote:And what about LMB+Wheel to zoom in/out ?
Really?? LMB+Wheel is not easy to use, i think...
Maybe it is tricky, but you get use to it, and imagine, as it is my case, that sometime you have only a wireless mouse in your hand and the keyboard is far from you so there is no possibility to press ctrl. you can then control everythink with the mouse.

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Post by Dreamer » Fri May 20, 2005 2:19 pm

Pierre,

If it's easy to implement, add it please, if someone don't want to use it, no problem...

Or maybe RMB+wheel ?

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Post by PincoPallo » Fri May 20, 2005 2:28 pm

Dreamer wrote:Pierre,

If it's easy to implement, add it please, if someone don't want to use it, no problem...

Or maybe RMB+wheel ?
And what about LMB+RMB to reset the view to the original unzoomed?
Maybe to confusing!!

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Post by UncleRalph » Sat May 21, 2005 12:02 pm

PincoPallo wrote:
Dreamer wrote:Pierre,

If it's easy to implement, add it please, if someone don't want to use it, no problem...

Or maybe RMB+wheel ?

And what about LMB+RMB to reset the view to the original unzoomed?
Maybe to confusing!!

PP
I like, it remember me a program I use when I work with protien modeling, where there is a similar combination of buttons to reset the position and center it on the screen.

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