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CS6 AI  : set scroll wheel zoom directions

May 9, 2012 10:00 AM

Tags: #illustrator #cs6 #zoom

So I use OSX Lion with the default reverse/inverted scrolling. In AI CS5 and PS CS6 I'm used to zooming by holding the opt/alt key while scrolling. Just like in these apps, it's expected when I move my scroll wheel up then the artboard will zoom out, and when I move I scroll down the artboard zooms in.

 

 

In Illustrator CS6 , this behaviour is flipped and I can't find any way to set/reverse it. Anyone know? This is killing me.

 

 

Thanks!

 
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    May 11, 2012 2:56 PM   in reply to pirijan

    Yes! This is also happening to me using Illustrator cs6 - and...it's killing me, too! No response from Adobe? This is a huge problem.

     
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    May 11, 2012 4:04 PM   in reply to christopherjacobs

    Stupid Apple and that reversal.

     

    I feel your pain, but personally hate the inverted gestures.

     
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    May 11, 2012 4:29 PM   in reply to [scott w]

    I just went into preferences and switched it to what it was before and just blocked all the other gesture stuff. To many things happening accidentially.

     
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    May 12, 2012 2:15 AM   in reply to pirijan

    Actually I'm having the very same problem. I'd like to use new Illustrator zoom in the samy way how it worked in CS5 version :/

     
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    May 12, 2012 7:39 AM   in reply to pirijan
     
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    May 14, 2012 10:09 PM   in reply to [Jongware]
     
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    May 17, 2012 9:52 PM   in reply to pirijan

    How can Adobe be ignoring this??  It's almost funny, really. But not funny.... And by the way...for those that think the "inverted" Lion way is crap...it's actually the correct way to do it...as it's been wrong all these years. It's way better - feels more intuitive...and I would never go back.

     
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    May 16, 2012 8:39 AM   in reply to pirijan

    What is even more ridculous is that in Photoshop and inDesign CS6, it works correctly (obeying my scroll direction preference in System Preferences>Mouse).  Therefore, anyone who regularly toggles between the various Adobe programs will be giving their little scrollin' finger quite a workout.

     

    I am so frustrated about this that I was barely able to finish my PopTart this morning.

     
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    May 20, 2012 11:50 AM   in reply to christopherjacobs

    OK...link works now.... https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

     

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    Jun 16, 2012 4:21 PM   in reply to [scott w]

    I love them...because they are finally right...they have always been inverted if you really think about it...Apple finally did it right.

     
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    Jun 28, 2012 10:53 AM   in reply to pirijan

    pirijan wrote:

     

     

    In Illustrator CS6 , this behaviour is flipped and I can't find any way to set/reverse it. Anyone know? This is killing me.

     

     

    Thanks!

    Win User here.    Agree.   We should have the option to change the scroll wheel as if it were a keyboard customization.   These are basic things that build the core of the apps flow.    All CS programs should work this way.  i ahve trouble with preimiere changing from one version to the next each day as i go from work to home.

     
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    Sep 3, 2012 4:58 AM   in reply to christopherjacobs

    If you say that the Lion & the Mountain Lion is the correct way to do it, why doesn't the same apply to Illustrator CS6? In Illustrator, if you look into the Zoom popup menu at the bottom left of the window, you will find that the zoom values increase as you go up - i.e., 3.13% is at the bottom and at the top you have 6400%. This means that while going up, you are zooming into the document. So I don't understand what's wrong if you are zooming into the document while holding down Opt key and scrolling up. That looks like the correct thing to do.

    This issue did not exist in 10.6.8 - all apps behaved the same then. So if you are fine with 10.6.8's method of scrolling & navigating, I would suggest you simply uncheck the System Preferences option "Move content in the direction of finger movement when scrolling or navigating" in 10.7.4 and "Scroll direction : natural" in 10.8.1. If  you do that, you will get similar behavior across AICS6, IDCS6 & PSCS6.

     
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    Sep 7, 2012 3:35 PM   in reply to pirijan

    Absolutely! I've spoken with senior engineers on the Illustrator team...and they tell me...it's in the bug list. That's it.

     
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    Oct 3, 2012 4:03 PM   in reply to pirijan

    You know? I'm sick to my stomach with the realization that Adobe and Mircosoft will NOT support the reverse scroll... Adobe came out with an update for Illustrator CS6 (the last one) - and it seemed to do the trick...but now I realize that it didn't. I was in Illustrator CS5...dug. I think we all have to come to the realization that ...we should have never switched.

     

    Many moons ago, I learned to fly helicopters...and the French heli's reverse the direction of their rotor blades...which means I have to reverse the pedals to keep it steady. If you go back to an American heli...your mind has to adapt...and if you do the wrong thing...dead. My point is...Apple is the ONLY one who's doing this reverse scroll thing...nobody else. And no matter how much sense it makes, and no matter how AWESOME it is....if we were all more realistic...we'd never have adopted it.

     

    I go back and forth between my PC and Mac all the time...using CS6 - and...wow...my mind cannot adapt between the two, so I install this silly software called Hotkeys that allows me to tweak the registry and reverse the (you guessed it!) scroll direction - which makes it worse...then I develop on Ubuntu...and am forced to edit some Unix files to reverse the scroll on that! ...but, when I go to use another PC at some company I'm working with......it's back to the old way.

     

    Here me, for I speak the truth......I think we should all realize that the old way is THE way. Apple did this on their own...and us fan-boys (and girls) out there should have been more pragmatic to not follow them, for the simple fact that nobody else will!

     

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    Nov 5, 2012 12:04 PM   in reply to christopherjacobs

    OK...so I've emailed the engineers on the Illustrator team...corosponded with the Senior Visual Designer/Usability at Adobe about this...over the last 6 months, I've emailed them and asked when they thought this would be fixed. I've had responses from the senior engineers...and others on this topic. The verdict? Adobe has no plans to fix this problem. Sorry folks. The last email I got was from Adobe asking me to please not email them about this topic. I guess I'm really the only one to bring this up to Adobe directly...and they don't like it.

     
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:25 AM   in reply to christopherjacobs

    it is what it is, i hated it on Lion in the beginning but now actually enjoy it.

     

    I dont think there is a RIGHT way and wrong way, these are just preferences, just as opinions are just opinions.

     

    in my OPINION, human interaction with our computer friends should be adaptable, at least minimally.

    Not everyone is using mice, some use trackballs, others tablets, etc etc...

     

    Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, all of them should simply accept what game makers accepted LOOONG ago and add a simple toggle to invert x/y axis....

    It cant be that hard...

     

    voila problem solved.

     

    Its like they are all school kids constantly trying to fight over the ball and who told who so...

     
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    Nov 14, 2012 7:42 PM   in reply to swhinck

    On 10.7.4, in System Preferences simply Uncheck the "Move content in the direction of finger movement when scrolling or navigating".

    On 10.8.2, in System Preferences simply Uncheck the "Scroll direction : natural"

     

    I mean, how difficult is that?

     

    This will make Illustrator CS6, InDesign CS6 and Photoshop CS6 behave the same when you Opt-Scroll-Up OR Opt-Scroll-Down. That is,

    Zoom-in on Opt-Scroll-Up

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    Zoom-out on Opt-Scroll-Down.

     
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:14 PM   in reply to pirijan

    Edit

     

    this is an old thread but thanks to the previous post. But if you have magic mouse the option is to scroll direction: natural has to be uncheck.

     

    Thanks

     
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:10 AM   in reply to CupertinoFruit

    That is a nice fix and all, but some of us actually like the "natural" scroll direction.

     

    My point was that the toggle should exist solely within the OS's preference panel and ALL apps should simply respect it.

     

    It would be much simpler on everyone and more intuitive for the user.

    And that is what design is all about in the end.

     
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    Nov 19, 2012 3:34 AM   in reply to pirijan

    Inverted mouse scroll in illustrator is driving me mad while switching to indesign / photoshop. I can't understand, why in the 6th (!!) version of the Creative Suite is still such a pain to use all the apps together. The interface is still not unified after so many years. Lost money for the upgrade for me.

     
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    Nov 19, 2012 9:18 AM   in reply to Lukasop

    I agree, quite annoying, I wont go as far as saying it has ruined for me. It definitely makes it a bit awkward when i am jumping between PS and AI, but I think the great improvements made to Photoshop in the newest release outweigh the strange scrolling behavior hands down.

     
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    Nov 19, 2012 10:33 AM   in reply to pirijan

    Do they really?

    I didnt consider doing it, it seems like a lot of work.

     

    You may be right though, I will give it a bit longer and if it just keeps itching at me I will go the same route.

     
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    Dec 25, 2012 11:41 PM   in reply to pirijan

    Fixed!!! ...with update 16.2.0! Finally!!

     
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    Jun 5, 2013 2:54 AM   in reply to christopherjacobs

    Hi, can i ask where to download the update 16.2.0? I checked the website it's only the 16.0.4 now, and the problem still there even after used the adobe app. manager..

     
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