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Rude Baby Red May 8, 2018 @ 7:48pm
Scrolling up and down with the scroll wheel???
So if I just use the scroll wheel I zoom in and out. Okay, cool, I can work with that I guess. Would've made more sense to make it a Ctrl + scroll but okay. So I tried Shift + Scroll. Got me what I expected: side scrolling. Ctrl + scroll: nothing. Alt + scroll gets me... color cycling??? Okay I kinda see the purpose of that, but if the sacrifice to add that was to remove the one feature the scroll wheel is specifically MADE for, then what's the point?? Or am I missing some weird-♥♥♥ modifier key that makes it scroll like a scroll wheel is actually supposed to do??

EDIT: Wait, why does the scroll wheel need to zoom when the mouse already does that anyway??
Last edited by Rude Baby Red; May 8, 2018 @ 7:49pm
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◢ k r i s ◤ May 8, 2018 @ 7:53pm 
+1

In the meantime, you can use Middle-click or space+left-click to drag the canvas around.
Cravat Aug 13, 2018 @ 9:55pm 
go to edit>keyboard shortcuts>mouse wheel and untick "zoom with scroll wheel"
Originally posted by Cravat:
go to edit>keyboard shortcuts>mouse wheel and untick "zoom with scroll wheel"
This no longer seems to work.
No Yes Jun 7 @ 12:10pm 
Although many applications use the mouse wheel in this manner, it's not explicitly for scrolling up and down like a web page. The mouse wheel was put on a mouse to be used how software designers wanted.

I find that the current Aseprite zoom in/out feature and click mouse wheel drag is very intuitive and makes more sense than your suggestion. There is no need to use a 2nd hand by pressing Ctrl, Alt, Shift, etc.

If you were to make scroll wheel pan up and down, then you'd need a second hand to hold a key down for panning left and right. -- Additionally, you would not have a quick zoom in/out feature on the mouse for quick access.

The current setup is much speedier, it just takes a little getting use to if you've spent a lot of time in Photoshop. (Personally I despise a lot of the controls in PS, especially that mouse wheel doesn't zoom in and out by default.)

A happy middle ground would be if you could set your own controls, but overall I think Aseprite has some of the most intuitive controls of any art program.
Originally posted by No Yes:
Although many applications use the mouse wheel in this manner, it's not explicitly for scrolling up and down like a web page. The mouse wheel was put on a mouse to be used how software designers wanted.

I find that the current Aseprite zoom in/out feature and click mouse wheel drag is very intuitive and makes more sense than your suggestion. There is no need to use a 2nd hand by pressing Ctrl, Alt, Shift, etc.

If you were to make scroll wheel pan up and down, then you'd need a second hand to hold a key down for panning left and right. -- Additionally, you would not have a quick zoom in/out feature on the mouse for quick access.

The current setup is much speedier, it just takes a little getting use to if you've spent a lot of time in Photoshop. (Personally I despise a lot of the controls in PS, especially that mouse wheel doesn't zoom in and out by default.)

A happy middle ground would be if you could set your own controls, but overall I think Aseprite has some of the most intuitive controls of any art program.
Anything that involves clicking the mouse wheel in my opinion is extremely unwieldy, and basically the very opposite definition of "intuitive". It's too small of a button, far too easy to accidentally scroll instead, and holding it down is a pain because your finger might slip off because the wheel moved. So yes, there is a need to use a second hand if you don't have a mouse with extra buttons on it.

Regardless, I found out how to change it. I just missed the checkbox due to being in the wrong tab for setting up controls. Also, you can still zoom in and out using the scroll wheel and another key in combination, just like anything else. I use Alt+scroll wheel, that way I can quickly go from scrolling to zooming in and out. Also, it's not like my hand is doing anything else while I'm scrolling/zooming anyway. I much prefer modifier keys over trying to shove everything into a one-handed setup.
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