6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 2:48 PM by Vicor S
Vicor S Level 1 (0 points)

How do I drag an image around in the view, once it's magnified larger than the viewing area? I can imagine a simple "hand" tool like in Adobe PDF Reader doing this, but it's oddly missing in this application, quite a shame.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,935 points)

    What type of Mac (MBP, iMac etc)

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 (36,660 points)

    "in the view" doesn't tell anyone here much. What app are you talking about?

  • Vicor S Level 1 (0 points)

    @Csound1 how is my mac relevant? I'm talking about software not hardware.

     

    @Kurt Lang sorry, I composed the message when looking at "Preview" application help on this site, the fact that it missed the context here, is another issue I have with Apple's "famous" UI/UX design...

     

    So for the record, I'm talking about the "Preview" app that comes bundles with Max OSX.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,935 points)

    Vicor S wrote:

     

    @Csound1 how is my mac relevant? I'm talking about software not hardware.

     

    Hardware that has different pointing/manipulating devices attached, I don't care to guess so goodbye.

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 (36,660 points)

    I'm trying Preview in Snow Leopard right now, and if there's more image than fits in the viewing window, I can slide it around by pressing the space bar, which gives me a hand tool, the same as Photoshop. Can't check the behaviour in Mountain Lion at the moment.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,935 points)

    In ML you can put 2 fingers on the trackpad and move the image around.

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 (36,660 points)

    Okay, this is just stupid. Why is Apple removing features from apps lately? Especially common ones that have been around forever?

     

    What purpose, or reason could there possibly be to remove the ability to move a picture around by pressing the space bar? In ML, your only method with a non Apple mouse now is to grab the horizontal or vertical scroll bars. Someone in development is not quite grasping the concept that the majority of users do not have a trackpad. Or that not everyone using a new Mac likes the mouse it comes with (which would allow you to do a swipe move) and use a different make.

     

    Think just a little bit beyond your own hardware, Apple.

  • Vicor S Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi folks, yes I noticed that if you have a trackpad for sure, you can just use two fingers and scroll around. But with a mouse, you can't get a hand anymore in OS X 10.8.2 at least.

     

    When I asked the question I had a mouse hooked up to my computer, now I'm using the trackpad. Yes I agree with Kurt Lang, that it's silly to remove such a simple feature, I guess Apple imagines nobody uses mice anymore, and everything is a touch interface? Silly.

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 (36,660 points)

    I guess Apple imagines nobody uses mice anymore, and everything is a touch interface?

    My work would be impossible to do without a mouse, or some similar pointing device that does not involve putting your finger on a screen. I've tried trackballs, hate 'em. A trackpad doesn't have a select button, you have to double tap, so that makes it entirely useless for accurately placing points when creating a tight path around an object in Photoshop. Many trackpads have a nearby button you press with your thumb to do the select. But that means either trying to hold your placement perfectly still as you click the button, or two hand it. One for moving the cursor, and the other to press the button. Using your finger on the screen? Never. It would get in the way of what you're trying to look at.