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0007308ardourfeaturespublic2017-04-02 12:422017-07-15 17:33
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StatusclosedResolutionno change required 
PlatformUbuntuOSLinuxOS VersionMaverick
Product Version5.8 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007308: feat. request: Move window with MB3
DescriptionSometimes I spontaneously try to move the window right or left in editor by using the third mouse button (MB3) -I mean the button under the wheel of the mouse.
I'll really like to have this this in ardour, as I like the "wheel zoom" in the ruler zone.
I think it the same way:
1- click MB3 in the ruler
2- move right or left
3- more you move away from where you click, more the window moves fast.

That will be really intuitive, I think, and really add something to the work-flow (like wheel zoom).
With this feature we can really move slow and faster easily and quickly.
Personally I need this.
Thank you.

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x42 (administrator)
2017-04-02 13:00

mouse-button 3 is right-click, that'd interfere with various other actions.

Most Operating Systems/Window Managers allow to configure Mouse-Button 2 (middle-button) to switch the mouse into X/Y (2D) pan mode while the button is held. In some cases this is also hardware or firmware supported (e.g macbook touchpad, Thinkpad TrackPoint,...)
Xzu (reporter)
2017-04-02 15:41

Ah, sorry, I confused!
I don't mean right-click, I mean the "scroll-wheel click" (when you press the scroll-wheel).
So yes, Mouse-Button 2 (middle-button).

About "window", maybe I was not clear, I mean the editor view, not the entire window.
What I want is to move in the session, as I described.
x42 (administrator)
2017-04-02 16:31
edited on: 2017-04-02 16:33

yep. press+hold the middle button and the view scrolls left/right up/down.
..just like a 2 finger swipe X/Y on a touchpad.

PS. It acts like a horizontal/vertical scroll and in Ardour's editor cases scrolls the timeline.

This feature is usually OS or Desktop or Hardware provided and not application specific.

Xzu (reporter)
2017-07-15 17:32

Thx for #irc support x42!

After used the outdated gpointing-device-settings with old ubuntu (better not use it), I finally found it for 16.04 using this tips: [^]

Really pleasant feature!
Xzu (reporter)
2017-07-15 17:33


- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-04-02 12:42 Xzu New Issue
2017-04-02 13:00 x42 Note Added: 0019583
2017-04-02 15:41 Xzu Note Added: 0019586
2017-04-02 16:31 x42 Note Added: 0019587
2017-04-02 16:31 x42 Note Edited: 0019587 View Revisions
2017-04-02 16:33 x42 Note Edited: 0019587 View Revisions
2017-07-15 17:32 Xzu Note Added: 0019890
2017-07-15 17:33 Xzu Note Added: 0019891
2017-07-15 17:33 Xzu Status new => closed
2017-07-15 17:33 Xzu Resolution open => no change required

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