REQ: Minor: Zoom in/out-Mouse wheel down/up?

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REQ: Minor: Zoom in/out-Mouse wheel down/up?

Post by Dreamer » Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:02 pm

I suggest to use:

- wheel up to zoom out (-)
- wheel down to zoom in (+)


Or at least add option.

Few reasons:

- numpad keys "+" / "-" are also placed: + "down" / - "up"
- wheel to switch images is also: next image (+) wheel down / prev. image (-) wheel up
- in PhotoFiltre wheel down is used to zoom in too
- it's confusing to use it vice versa (in PhotoFiltre / numpad keys...)

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Re: REQ: Minor: Zoom in/out-Mouse wheel down/up?

Post by helmut » Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:47 pm

Dreamer wrote:I suggest to use:

- wheel up to zoom out (-)
- wheel down to zoom in (+)
Currently, it seems as if there is no common standard for Zooming in/out with the mouse wheel: Corel PhotoPaint does it the way XnView does it. Adobe Photoshop Elements does it vice versa (like PhotoFiltre).
Dreamer wrote:Or at least add option.
With the above as background, an option makes sense. Then, user can change the setting depending on what they are used to.

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Re: REQ: Minor: Zoom in/out-Mouse wheel down/up?

Post by xnview » Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:29 am

Dreamer wrote:I suggest to use:

- wheel up to zoom out (-)
- wheel down to zoom in (+)


Or at least add option.

Few reasons:

- numpad keys "+" / "-" are also placed: + "down" / - "up"
- wheel to switch images is also: next image (+) wheel down / prev. image (-) wheel up
- in PhotoFiltre wheel down is used to zoom in too
- it's confusing to use it vice versa (in PhotoFiltre / numpad keys...)
But some users user wheel to use prev/next image
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Re: REQ: Minor: Zoom in/out-Mouse wheel down/up?

Post by Dreamer » Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:02 am

xnview wrote:But some users user wheel to use prev/next image
Yes, me too, but I have RMB+wheel to zoom in/out now :wink:

I mean only to change zoom +/- from up/down to down/up or add option.

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Re: REQ: Minor: Zoom in/out-Mouse wheel down/up?

Post by xnview » Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:52 am

Dreamer wrote:
xnview wrote:But some users user wheel to use prev/next image
Yes, me too, but I have RMB+wheel to zoom in/out now :wink:

I mean only to change zoom +/- from up/down to down/up or add option.
I think that it's more intuitive
- wheel up to zoom in (+)
- wheel down to zoom out (-)
And currently i don't want to add another option for that.
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Re: REQ: Minor: Zoom in/out-Mouse wheel down/up?

Post by Dreamer » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:04 pm

xnview wrote:I think that it's more intuitive
- wheel up to zoom in (+)
- wheel down to zoom out (-)
Yes, but not for me and not if you use PhotoFiltre, it's confusing then...

Any PhotoFiltre users?

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Post by Olive » Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:00 pm

I'd agree with Dreamer. Generally, Wheel down is more often used that wheel up (scroll down lists/webpages, go to next, etc..) so when I want to zoom in I intuitively use wheel down, which zooms out instead :?
But no problem for me if Pierre prefers it otherwise :)

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Post by xnview » Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:52 pm

Olive wrote:I'd agree with Dreamer. Generally, Wheel down is more often used that wheel up (scroll down lists/webpages, go to next, etc..) so when I want to zoom in I intuitively use wheel down, which zooms out instead :?
But no problem for me if Pierre prefers it otherwise :)
I've checked in many others viewer, and seems to be the same as XnView...
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Post by helmut » Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:45 pm

For those people using a specific graphic program a lot which works the other way round, the current Zooming behaviour can be a bit disturbing. When zooming the wrong way you'll find out immediately and simply scroll the other way round. Nothing damaged or changed, so it's not a big deal. As written above, there is no real standard, so if you simply change the current behaviour, you will make some users happy, but other users sad.

If you really want to touch and change this, an option will be needed to set the Zooming behaviour.

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Post by Dreamer » Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:33 pm

helmut wrote:For those people using a specific graphic program a lot which works the other way round, the current Zooming behaviour can be a bit disturbing.
Right.

If we have option for almost all mouse features, why not add option also for this? There is a free space in options > view > keyboard/mouse :wink:

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Post by JohnFredC » Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:53 pm

With regard to wheel zooming, XNView behaves the way I expect it to.

PhotoPhiltre does not.
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Post by Dreamer » Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:40 pm

OK, maybe in 1.81?

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