[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [PATCH] Mouse centered zooming

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at suse.com
Mon Apr 16 04:29:11 PDT 2012

Hi Tim,

On Thu, 2012-04-12 at 21:35 +0200, Tim Hardeck wrote:
> During zoom out the direction is reversed to get back near the starting
> point. This is disabled for Calc since it doesn't focus the center but
> instead keeps the upper left cell where it is so reversing the zoom
> direction feels not intuitive.

	I gave this a test, and it's unclear quite what to expect here. eg. I
create a draw document, insert a stock box shape in the top right, move
my mouse to over the top of a specific corner of that, and scroll-in.

	What I'd expect (perhaps) is that the point that the mouse is over
grows large around that point, ie. that point would be the equivalent of
the center between two fingers of 'pinch to zoom' ;-) it seems instead
that what is (was) underneath the mouse moves to the centre of the
screen - is that intended ?

	Also - if I zoom in,  move the mouse and zoom in again - then zoom out
the behaviour can seem a little strange ...

	IMHO we need some more UI thought / testing around this before merging
(sorry to be a pain ! ;-) hopefully there are other, easier things to be
done in parallel while the spec. firms up - and sorry for landing you
with this deeply vague task ;-)

	Thanks !


michael.meeks at suse.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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