[TxMt] Feature Idea: Photoshop/Safari-style drag navigation
allan at macromates.com
Sun Jul 10 16:17:29 UTC 2005
On 08/07/2005, at 23.54, Jonathan Ragan-Kelley wrote:
> I recently discovered that Safari supports simple drag navigation
> around large pages rather [...] by simply holding ctrl and moving
> the mouse
Control brings up a context menu here. Tried all other modifiers as
well. Sure this isn't a 3rd party extension?
> I've been finding, however, that I'm so attached to this mode of
> navigation when reading in Safari that I'm constantly subconsciously
> trying to do it in all sorts of other apps.
Tell me about it, under Panther I was using uControl which gave a
virtual scroll wheel (by holding down ctrl-option and moving the
mouse), unfortunately that kernel-ext. broke with the release of
Tiger, and it took a long time to get rid of the habbit, especially
since uControl also simulated a horizontal scroll wheel (which turns
out to be much more useful than vertical scrolling, since many
applications neglect to map keys to horizontal scrolling).
> [...] It's particularly great for trackpad (or wacom tablet) use.
As for trackpad, doesn't Apple support scroll wheel simulation when
using both fingers on the trackpad and moving these up/down (I think
it needs to be enabled, don't have a trackpad myself)?
> Far from super-high priority, but at least worth a brief thought, as
> it's probably not the most challenging bit of polish to add.
I'd prefer it as a system-wide patch (was hoping that uControl could
got updated to Tiger).
Personally though, I scroll using cmd-option-ctrl cursor keys in
TextMate (which scroll the buffer w/o moving the caret). Of course
conformance between apps would be desired.
I have this in my DefaultKeybinding.dict :
"^~@\UF700" = "scrollLineUp:";
"^~@\UF701" = "scrollLineDown:";
"^~@\UF702" = "scrollColumnLeft:";
"^~@\UF703" = "scrollColumnRight:";
So it also works in Mail etc.
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