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Author Topic: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image  (Read 1360 times)

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Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« on: May 18, 2016, 05:35:46 PM »
A nice feature found in other image editing software is the "hand" to grab and pan the image around when it doesn't all fit on one screen (whether due to being zoomed in or not being zoomed out enough). A common shortcut to enable this panning feature is the spacebar. That is, while spacebar is held, clicking and dragging the image should "grab" it to pan it around. Once the spacebar is let go, your previously selected tool should be active again.

I would love to have this hold-spacebar-to-pan feature in SC, please!


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Re: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 05:41:02 PM »
In SC you hold down the right mouse button to pan.

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Re: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 05:42:39 PM »
That works!  :Thmbsup:


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Re: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 05:45:35 PM »
It must be a failure on my part that so many users don't know about that critical feature..

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Re: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 06:09:08 PM »
It must be a failure on my part that so many users don't know about that critical feature..

Or we just don't pay attention  ;D

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Re: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 05:15:48 AM »
I didn't know about that SC pan function either. Can't seem to get it to work on this laptop I am using. Is there a setting for it somewhere?

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Re: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 08:35:14 AM »
There is no setting for it, but note that it won't work if the entire image is visible and there is no need to pad.

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Re: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2016, 09:36:56 AM »
Even so, with a large or magnified image, I still can't get it to pan. I must be doing something wrong.
Coincidentally, I was thinking only last week about why image management software doesn't seem to have decent panning functionality, whereas my Sony camera has superb in-camera panning of wide lamdscape shots

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Re: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2016, 01:00:22 PM »
I only found out a while back (well, a year or two back) that rightclick+drag works in SC to pan. I noticed afterwards that it's used in some image viewers.

Anyone coming from adobe (or macromedia) products would be used to using the spacebar to activate the 'pan-hand'.
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Re: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2016, 12:33:43 AM »
I only found out a while back (well, a year or two back) that rightclick+drag works in SC to pan. I noticed afterwards that it's used in some image viewers.
Anyone coming from adobe (or macromedia) products would be used to using the spacebar to activate the 'pan-hand'.
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I can do that - pan right or left - by clicking and dragging on the horizontal scroll bar. Is that what you mean?

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Re: Feature request: Hold Spacebar to pan image
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2016, 02:17:09 AM »
^ no:
in SC, click the right-mouse button, hold, and drag. Image should pan.
Works the same with a trackpad: right-click (hold) and drag. Not sure about the new minimal trackpads with no buttons.
Is that clearer?
Tom