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Offline ZbigTopic starter

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Any way to use horizontal scroll wheel?
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:58:08 am »
My mouse (Logitech MX Master) has a handy horizontal scroll thumb wheel in addition to the usual (dual-mode smooth/ratcheted in this model) one. Is there any way I could use this to move the PCB sideways instead of Shift-Wheel? Judging by the relevant options screenshot the answer it not, but perhaps I'm missing something?
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Re: Any way to use horizontall scroll wheel?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 10:59:58 am »
There is some funny business in the GUI library that some Windows apps use that prevents the horizontal scroll wheel to work correctly.

*owns mx master, has given up on getting the wheel to work*
 

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Re: Any way to use horizontal scroll wheel?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 11:20:42 am »
What I could do is to assign it to zoom in the per-application Logitech Options software settings. This way I can at least zoom the board using thumbwheel as opposed to shiftCTRL-zooming using the main wheel.
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Re: Any way to use horizontal scroll wheel?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 01:20:36 pm »
That is annoying because the thumb wheel has no tactile feedback. It's often moved one click without you even noticing.
With Eagle is default zoom (jump zoom). I've disabled the wheel there.

However, if altium supports smooth zoom (small steps) then perhaps.
 

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Re: Any way to use horizontall scroll wheel?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 12:58:06 am »
There is some funny business in the GUI library that some Windows apps use that prevents the horizontal scroll wheel to work correctly.

Worse than that, Altium's interfaces are based on ancient Windows hooks (supposedly?).  Be grateful they even provide the checkboxes pictured above... ::)

FYI, the "scroll = vertical, shift = horizontal, CTRL = zoom" paradigm is quite old, including Protel, OrCAD, PADS and more.  Not that that helps new users any.

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Re: Any way to use horizontal scroll wheel?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 06:30:34 am »
The actual horizontal scrollbar probably does move. But the content does not.
 

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Re: Any way to use horizontal scroll wheel?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 07:13:34 am »
I love how most touchpad scroll features don't work, anyway.

On a Lenovo something or other: sliding on the right side of the pad, works differently from the two finger zoom gesture, neither of which is what I have scroll wheel set to.

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