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Offline ElokTopic starter

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First time use, how do I swap "Wheel Click" and "Right Click"
« on: November 18, 2015, 07:06:02 pm »
Basically, default control of Altium are counter-intuitive for me and it would give me a huge help to swap Middle and Right click of the mouse. I've been searching this on google for some time without success.

And please, don't try to convince me to use the default settings.

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Re: First time use, how do I swap "Wheel Click" and "Right Click"
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 07:19:35 pm »
As in for pan vs. zoom view?

I don't think you can...

AutoHotKey might be able to capture and redirect inputs, not sure.

And for reference... so, PDF viewers typically click-and-drag pan with left button (grabber hand tool thingy).  A lot of programs use middle click.  Altium uses right click.  No consistency whatsoever. ::)

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Re: First time use, how do I swap "Wheel Click" and "Right Click"
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 07:22:38 pm »
Yes,  I would like to assign Zoom In/Out to Wheel Up/down and Panning to middle-click (or wheel click).

And I cannot use a software to swap middle-right click since I'll lose access to properties with right-click......

Quite a shame, to have a program so complex and so many option but didn't allow this simple change.
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Re: First time use, how do I swap "Wheel Click" and "Right Click"
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 07:33:12 pm »
You can filter click type in AHK as well -- it's not just about inputs, but it's a complete scripting language as well.  Worth looking at, just in general, for all those things "you didn't realize you need"!

It would be so much easier, so it would seem, to have put it in as a configuration option.  But alas... this is Altium we're talking about...

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Re: First time use, how do I swap "Wheel Click" and "Right Click"
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 07:48:41 pm »
Yes,  I would like to assign Zoom In/Out to Wheel Up/down and Panning to middle-click (or wheel click).

And I cannot use a software to swap middle-right click since I'll lose access to properties with right-click......

Quite a shame, to have a program so complex and so many option but didn't allow this simple change.
I've got scroll wheel click assigned to ALT + Left and in Altium with both Right and Left mouse buttons clicked Scroll will zoom.

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Re: First time use, how do I swap "Wheel Click" and "Right Click"
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 10:05:03 pm »
Yeah, this is one annoyance with Altium.  Then again, it's hardly consistent across other platforms.  Going between Altium, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and CorelDraw, scrolling, panning, and zooming all work slightly different in each one.  After a while you get used to it and the muscle memory flips back and forth without too much trouble. 

Using a 3D mouse helps somewhat--you should be able to set it up to behave the same way across any software that supports it, so it will at least be consistent across just about any other CAD programs you might use.  Of course it means moving one hand off of the keyboard to navigate, so I still generally use the regular mouse to navigate in 2D, even though the 3D mouse works there as well. 
 

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Re: First time use, how do I swap "Wheel Click" and "Right Click"
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2022, 09:28:59 pm »
So I figured it out how to get Affinity-Like navigation (with one irrelevant exception). And you need xmouse button control (https://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/XMouseButtonControl.htm).
- Click mouse wheel to pan around
- scroll to zoom (Affinity requires wheel to be clicked for this as well)
This way you can only scroll vertically by ctrl + scroll (or just pan by mouse click and move)!

Go into the preferences of Altium -> System -> Mouse Wheel Configuration
    Zoom Main Window:
Code: [Select]
[ ] [ ] [ ] Wheel    Vertical Scroll:
Code: [Select]
[x] [ ] [ ] Wheel
No go into xmouse button control, set up a profile for Altium and then remap the middle mouse button to
    simulated keys, and then use the
    settings to set it to
Code: [Select]
{RMB}    and set the dropdown to
Code: [Select]
3 During (press on down, release on up)
« Last Edit: May 13, 2022, 09:31:04 pm by ActuallyGeust »
 

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Re: First time use, how do I swap "Wheel Click" and "Right Click"
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2022, 09:33:21 pm »
If you get 3D Connexion's Cad Mouse you can remap the buttons on a per application basis. You can also assign macros.
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Re: First time use, how do I swap "Wheel Click" and "Right Click"
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2023, 04:01:25 pm »
Short update on my XMouse Button Control solution:
There was an issue where you could not middle click anymore (i.e. to close tabs, it now required two clicks instead of one)
I figured out how to solve this issue as well and have the following remapping:
Middle click and move --> right click
Middle click without move --> middle click (e.g. to close a file)

Instead of going to simulated keys, you can select "Button held". Then in the popup, select "Right Click" at the "Normal Click" option. Check the first box of "Held for", set the delay to 50ms, and choose "Middle click". At the bottom, check "Abort and revert to the normal click action when the mouse moves". Click ok and apply, and your remaps should be done correctly.
 


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