* Resize and Move Media Using Mouse

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APerson
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Resize and Move Media Using Mouse

Post by APerson » 22 Jan 2022 19:41

First of all, I've just taken the big plunge and purchased FH - I'm about to move my RootsMagic files over to FH as my new main database - even though I've used RM forever!

As I'm learning my way around FH, one of the first things I've noticed is that I cannot move media around in FH without having to click on a button (on the screen) first. While FH does allow for media to be dragged around the screen using the mouse while the left button is held down, it's necessary to first click on the "grabber hand" (see screen shot below) to allow for it. In addition, one must also click on the "grabber hand" each time a different item is viewed. It would be very nice to simply allow this to be set as the default behavior for all media items.

The second wish list is also related to viewing media and also one that took RM FOREVER to finally address. Unfortunately, I don't believe this is yet possible in FH. Specifically, it is MUCH faster to zoom in or out by using the wheel on the mouse. Unless I'm mistaken, it appears as if one must use the drop down or buttons located at the bottom of the window (see screen capture). It would be much easier to permit the use of the mouse wheel (as a default setting) instead.

Anyway, just my two cents worth. Thanks!
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Re: Resize and Move Media Using Mouse

Post by davidf » 22 Jan 2022 20:04

APerson wrote:
22 Jan 2022 19:41
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The second wish list is also related to viewing media and also one that took RM FOREVER to finally address. Unfortunately, I don't believe this is yet possible in FH. Specifically, it is MUCH faster to zoom in or out by using the wheel on the mouse. Unless I'm mistaken, it appears as if one must use the drop down or buttons located at the bottom of the window (see screen capture). It would be much easier to permit the use of the mouse wheel (as a default setting) instead.

Anyway, just my two cents worth. Thanks!
In the Multimedia window in V6 [Ctrl+Scroll Wheel] does Zoom (as it does in diagrams). In the Edit Media dialog though, it doesn't!

It would be nice if it was consistent across all areas where there was something that was zoomable!

I prefer [Ctrl+Scroll Wheel] to just [Scroll Wheel] because the scroll wheel is primarily associated with vertical scrolling.

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Re: Resize and Move Media Using Mouse

Post by APerson » 22 Jan 2022 20:25

Thanks for the info. I see what you mean about the Multimedia window - holding the ctrl key down and scrolling does work! I believe that most programs in which it is possible to use the scroll wheel to zoom, as long as the media item has "focus," the mouse can zoom in and out. However, once the mouse is no longer over the media item, it reverts back to scrolling the window up or down. I certainly wouldn't object to holding down the CTRL key in order to get things to work consistently in FH.

As you said, it would be nice if things were consistent. Again, thanks!
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Re: Resize and Move Media Using Mouse

Post by DavidS » 07 Apr 2022 01:37

Hello. I am also new to FH and want to second APearson's suggestion previously posted on Jan 22. Allowing the grabber hand to be set as default would make moving zoomed images around the screen much easier. Thank-you.

While FH does allow for media to be dragged around the screen using the mouse while the left button is held down, it's necessary to first click on the "grabber hand" (see screen shot below) to allow for it. In addition, one must also click on the "grabber hand" each time a different item is viewed. It would be very nice to simply allow this to be set as the default behavior for all media items.

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Re: Resize and Move Media Using Mouse

Post by APerson » 26 Apr 2022 16:02

DavidS wrote:
07 Apr 2022 01:37
Hello. I am also new to FH and want to second APearson's suggestion previously posted on Jan 22. Allowing the grabber hand to be set as default would make moving zoomed images around the screen much easier. Thank-you.

While FH does allow for media to be dragged around the screen using the mouse while the left button is held down, it's necessary to first click on the "grabber hand" (see screen shot below) to allow for it. In addition, one must also click on the "grabber hand" each time a different item is viewed. It would be very nice to simply allow this to be set as the default behavior for all media items.
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