Can't Scroll Left and right?

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Can't Scroll Left and right?

Post by sdschramm » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:06 am

I am running Mac OS X 10.5.7
Audacity 1.3.8
Apple Mighty Mouse

I can scroll up and down but not left and right?
If I bring up a large web page or photo I can scroll left ad right, but not in audacity.

Please fix!

Thanks,
Scott

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Re: Can't Scroll Left and right?

Post by kozikowski » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:37 am

There is a scroll bar underneath the waveforms. Also, you can view the whole show at once with Apple-F and zoom into a selection with Apple-E. Apple-3 zooms out slightly.

With those tools available, I almost never need to use the scroll bar. I had to go look to remember where it was.

You can change the size of the work window with the click-drag point on the lower right.

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Re: Can't Scroll Left and right?

Post by sdschramm » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:28 pm

kozikowski wrote:There is a scroll bar underneath the waveforms. Also, you can view the whole show at once with Apple-F and zoom into a selection with Apple-E. Apple-3 zooms out slightly.

With those tools available, I almost never need to use the scroll bar. I had to go look to remember where it was.

You can change the size of the work window with the click-drag point on the lower right.

Koz
Thanks, however, thats like telling a Firefox user "no, you can't use the scroll ball, you must use the up and down arrow keys...you can only use the scroool wheel in Internet Explorer."

Ok, bad examples but you get the point. There are other ways to do it, but this is a bug and it needs fixed.

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Re: Can't Scroll Left and right?

Post by steve » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:53 pm

SHIFT + Mouse Wheel

Works on Linux and Windows - how about Macs?

There's also loads of keyboard navigation shortcuts for people without mouse wheels (see "Keyboard" section of Preferences for details).
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Re: Can't Scroll Left and right?

Post by kozikowski » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:31 pm

<<<Works on Linux and Windows - how about Macs?>>>

I'll tell you when I get in the same room with one. Wednesday.

....I see what happened...

<<<Apple Mighty Mouse>>>

That wasn't a metaphorical opinion. That's a real product! I haven't used a Mac mouse in years. I use a three-button Microsoft Mouse with scroll wheel. Third one on Mac OS-X. It's my Windows heritage.

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Re: Can't Scroll Left and right?

Post by kozikowski » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:17 am

Given a Microsoft 3000 Wireless mouse connected to a Mac Mini, OS-X 10.4.11, Audacity 1.3.7.

Scrollwheel by itself moves the timeline contents up and down.
Option(Alt) + Scrollwheel also moves the timeline contents up and down.

Shift + Scrollwheel doesn't do a thing.
Control + Scrollwheel causes the Apple Desktop and anything on it to zoom in and out.
Apple + Scrollwheel Zooms the timeline very much like Apple + 1 and Apple + 3.

Koz

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Re: Can't Scroll Left and right?

Post by Leland » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:12 am

sdschramm wrote:I am running Mac OS X 10.5.7
Audacity 1.3.8
Apple Mighty Mouse

I can scroll up and down but not left and right?
If I bring up a large web page or photo I can scroll left ad right, but not in audacity.

Please fix!
if you're talking about using the ball to scroll left and right, then there's nothing we can do about it until wxWidgets starts to report horizontal scrolling via mouse wheel/ball.

If you were talking about something else, then can you describe what you are trying and I'll give it a try.

Leland

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Re: Can't Scroll Left and right?

Post by KapnKrunch99 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:03 pm

Any progress in getting horizontal mouse wheel scrolling going in OS X (Snow Leopard)?

Audacity 1.3.11-beta does respond to CMD-Scroll Wheel (zoom in-out), so it appears that wxWidgets is doing its thing.

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Re: Can't Scroll Left and right?

Post by rollo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:43 am

Sorry if I'm reviving an ancient thread... just wondering if there are plans to add horizontal scrolling for those of us using Macs? I've been using Audacity on Mac OS X for about 3 years and had always assumed it would get done at some stage...

Alternatively, has anyone found a good workaround (that is, one that doesn't involve holding down shift or moving the mouse around)?

If it is indeed dependent on something else (wxWidgets), could you point me at the right forum to raise this?

Thanks!

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Re: Can't Scroll Left and right?

Post by steve » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:24 pm

rollo wrote:If it is indeed dependent on something else (wxWidgets), could you point me at the right forum to raise this?
The WxWidgets forum is here: http://wxforum.shadonet.com/
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