Scrolling & Panning on a MacBook


#1

Is there any way to scroll and pan on a MacBook, apart from manually dragging the scroll bar controls? It’s pretty much unusable. I normally use a Windows desktop but occasionally need to work from the laptop. Other programs provide scrolling via ctl-arrow keys and panning via shift-drag; these would be great to have in KiCad.


#2

In Preference, check the option of “Use touchpad to pan” will do the trick. You probably need to enable this options for Eeschema, Pcbnew and the 3D viewer individually.

I also found using OpenGL canvas in Pcbnew provides a much faster and smoother way for the zoom and pan.


#3

Awesome, thank you! Don’t know how I missed that :blush:


#4

I signed up just to say… THANK YOU!

Kicad is basically unusable w/ the touchpad on mac unless the “Use touchpad to pan” box is checked.

:bowing_man::bowing_man:


#5

Ok, now I actually have a question. Is it possible to set the same setting in the Library Editor?


#6

Perhaps a global setting or maybe even some autodetection if the movement is done on a mouse or a trackpad. That would rock :stuck_out_tongue: