Check your keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings, the hotkey configuration in Premiere? Windows keyboard settings? What should I be checking for?
Keyboard settings in Premiere . Thats where you are having the issue.
BTW - what is the "Windows File Menu"?
That is the row of menu items across most programs in Windows (file, edit, view, etc).
I couldn't find any hotkey settings for the alt+mmb scroll wheel zoom shortcut.
Make sure the timeline is highlighted. Then it should just work.
Also, in CS6 you no longer need the ALT modifier. Just move the mouse pointer over the scroll bar and the wheel will zoom.
Thanks for the upsale Jim! I'll be sure to get CS6 after this project is finished. The timeline is highlighted, but I believe that this is part of a larger issue that seems to have been addressed with CS6. Something changed a couple versions back with the way Windows and Adobe play together: in all Adobe apps I've used recently (Ae, Ai, Pr, Ps) any function that uses the alt modifier brings focus to the Windows Menu, resulting in the need to tap it a second time to move focus back to the application. I'm wondering if anyone else has come across this and found a solution in CS5.
Did not happen for me in CS5. The ALT modifier worked as expected.
I don't believe you.
You are using Windows 7 and Premiere CS5?
Holding alt then rolling your middle mouse wheel?
If you press only alt does it not place focus on your menus?
When the timeline is highlighted, holding ALT and scrolling zoomed the view. I don't know if it also selected the menu, as I never looked. But I only had to hit ALT once to make it zoom.
Windows 7 , CS5.
Yes, there's a solution.
In a text file insert:
#ifWinActive ahk_class Premiere Pro
Save as something.ahk and place it in your windows startup folder.
Doubleclick the file or reboot to run the script.
Wow 3 years later and same problem not solved....
I have the same exact issue with premiere CC
you sir, ROCK!!!
this is the most annoying thing ever. i really wonder how adobe can ignore that issue while on the other hand changing mouse scroll wheel behaviour. and its not just premiere. i have also problems with alt key in indesign.
but i guess it might be some kind of microsoft windows-politics. honestly: do you know ANYONE that is using alt to get in the ******* file menu?! microsoft is using this fairely important key for useless stuff like this. i think is a fossil from an era where not everyone had a mouse or sth similar. when i work on a mac there never was a problem with the alt key. i really want to switch to linux for years now...but all the important software is not compatible sorry for raging about my OS...it just came out
Veeeeeery annoying issue! I can't beleive that Adobe's developers so careless of user experience. Does developers even use Premiere for Windows?
Anyway, there is a way to avoid this problem. Instead of holding down just the Alt key, hold both the Alt key and the Ctrl key at the same time, and scroll the mouse wheel. When you release the keys after scrolling, the menus will not be active, and you can continue as usual.
This helped me, thanks! Wish there was a way to globally disable this annoying, disruptive behaviour within Windows though. Like seriously, I've never met anyone who finds that alt menu useful.
I was having this same issue! It's so infuriating but like Johnny Snow said Alt + Ctrl + scroll works like a charm. THANK YOU!!!