Zooming in Preview with a mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by laserbeam273, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. laserbeam273 macrumors 6502

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    I'm using a Logitech mouse, and I can't figure out how to zoom into a document using the scroll wheel on my mouse. Not the control+scroll wheel one where it's more like expanding the screen and it becomes more pixelated, but the real zoom where you see more detail. I figure this should be obvious but I've looked all around the system preferences, and searched the internet but I can't find anything... can anyone help?
     
  2. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

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    The scroll wheel is usually used to scroll rather than to zoom. Of course, there are single page Apps which use the scroll wheel to zoom. The zoom in/out is carried be the keys Cmd + / Cmd -.

    So what you need is a 3rd party App which will bind Cmd + and Cmd - to mouse wheel up and mouse wheel down actions. I have a Razer mouse and I can do it from Razer's App.

    I don't know what works with Logitech, but you may try BetterTouchTool or USB Overdrive.
     
  3. laserbeam273 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You'd figure though that they could just make command+scroll do zooming, or something like that. I'm guessing there'd be a terminal way of doing it, but not sure I want to mess with that. Oh well, guess I'll have to stick with clicking as my logitech mouse hasn't got any extra buttons. And I don't think it'd be good mapping scroll up to command+ and down to command-, I'd probably run into problems.
     
  4. laserbeam273 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have something supporting my palm - Logitech m100 ftw :p

    In reality, the logitech m100 isn't that great. My hand's too big for it, eventually I'd like to get one of those big mice with the ergonomic shape. But I need to wait, as I've already spent so much on computers in the last year!
     

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