Allow configuring mouse wheel to scroll horizontally

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Re: Allow configuring mouse wheel to scroll horizontally

Post by steve » Wed May 12, 2021 7:28 pm

konst007 wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 10:41 am
and Audacity (Ctrl-wheel)
Audacity uses (unmodified) mouse wheel scrolling for vertical scroll (like most other apps), hence the use of a modifier key ("Shift") for horizontal scrolling, (and "Ctrl + mouse wheel" for zoom).

If you need to scroll a long way, you can drag the scroll bar below the tracks.
If you need to scroll a short way, you can click on the waveform and drag a selection beyond the edge of the tracks window.
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Re: Allow configuring mouse wheel to scroll horizontally

Post by konst007 » Wed May 12, 2021 10:31 pm

Dear Steve, dear Waxcylinder,
Thank you for your proposals, I did read the explanations and workaround proposals in the thread above, and I am aware about what I can do when i need to scroll.
But I also read in this thread, that I am apparently not the only one, who would like to have this flexibility, and one can read the reasoning about it in the thread. It is not about changing a feature, but rather about adding flexibility, because I (along with some others, apparently) am not perfectly happy with the things that I can do now.
It seems, that an implementation might be not as difficult, because apparently Edgar (in this thread above) does it.
I would do it myself if I could, or I will learn it and do, though, being a chemist I'd prefer to do chemistry and let the programmers program rather than other way around - just for sake of productivity...

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Re: Allow configuring mouse wheel to scroll horizontally

Post by steve » Wed May 12, 2021 10:36 pm

konst007 wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 10:31 pm
But I also read in this thread, that I am apparently not the only one, who would like to have this flexibility, and one can read the reasoning about it in the thread. It is not about changing a feature, but rather about adding flexibility, because I (along with some others, apparently) am not perfectly happy with the things that I can do now.
I think we'd all like to see customisable mouse bindings, but someone needs to write the code to do that, with the current version of Audacity, and submit it as a pull request. That hasn't happened yet.
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