Issue 119299 - Enhancement: Middle mouse button to click and drag viewport
Summary: Enhancement: Middle mouse button to click and drag viewport
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2012-04-30 11:38 UTC by ottadini
Modified: 2017-05-20 09:55 UTC (History)
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Description ottadini 2012-04-30 11:38:46 UTC
Feature request to implement dragging the viewport with middle mouse button. There is a current behaviour possible with middle mouse button that allows 'Automatic scrolling', however this request is for an inversion of that, where the mouse button click+hold locks to an area of the viewport and moves with the mouse movement.

Easiest analogy is Google Maps or Google Earth, where the user can grab the screen and drag it around using <primary> mouse button. Obviously the primary mouse button is not appropriate for AOO, so middle mouse button is next best. Alternatively a modifier plus primary mouse button. 

Users of various desktop GIS and earth modelling software are very familiar with this behaviour, and I have used 3 different applications that implement it in slightly different ways. 

I think this behaviour is preferable to the existing 'automatic scrolling', which suffers from a lack of usability - i.e., it's very difficult to control the speed and acceleration of screen scrolling. 

Reported this to Spreadsheet only, not sure if it's all that useful to other products.
Comment 1 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2012-06-13 12:16:54 UTC
getting rid of value "enhancement" for field "severity".
For enhancement the field "issue type" shall be used.
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2013-07-05 10:19:46 UTC
Automatic scrolling is a global feature of the mouse.