Panning with mouse wheel?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Silvereel, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Silvereel macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2010
    I was wondering if there's any way to 'pan' around the screen with a mouse scroll wheel on the Mac? I'm new to this, and I'm using a third party mouse. I'm not sure if I'm doing it wrong, the Mac doesn't support it, or if there's something wrong with my mouse.

    For clarity, by pan I mean hold down the mouse wheel, then drag content left or right, like if I'm trying to look at a large image in Safari or editing something in Photoshop. It's really hard to do the later without it, because I'll have to grab the scroll bar and physically move it to accomplish the same thing!
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  3. Silvereel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2010
    I have one of the new iMacs. I also have a Magic Trackpad, and it lets me accomplish something similar to this, but it's not accurate enough for editing photos. I have a mouse that I more or less like (and paid a fair amount for!), but this is starting to bug me. I just wondered if it was a compatibility issue, since Logitech doesn't list the mouse as being Mac compatible.

    If it's just 'different' on the Mac, I'm sure I'll adjust to it soon enough. And just to be clear, what I'm trying to describe is using the mouse wheel to scroll left, right, and up and down. On Windows, I could do this by holding down my middle button and then moving the mouse left or right.

    Either way, thanks for trying to help, I still love my Mac :D

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