Touchpad zoom and pan not working (InDesign)

Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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Hello,

I just switched from Mac to Windows. On my macbook I used to be able to zoom and pan using pinch and two-finger motions on the touchpad of my laptop, but on my new computer this is not working. I don't know if it's relevant, but this new laptop has a touchscreen. I found some other threads discussing a similar issue for an earlier version of indesign, and supposedly this was resolved a while back. However, running the latest version I am not able to use my trackpad as desired and it's quite frustrating as this is my preferred way of working. Is there a setting that I can change to fix this?

Thanks for any guidance!

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Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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I'm a Mac user so I can't speak directly for Windows. But if you go to Edit > Preferences and click on the Interface section at left, you may find an option to "Enable Multi-Touch Gestures". Not sure if you have this on Windows or not but this might help. Can you use pinch and zoom in other programs on your computer?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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Checked this and multi-touch gestures are enabled. I am able to use the trackpad to zoom and pan in other software, but not within indesign, photoshop or illustrator.

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Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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It's there, Chad. Scrolling up and down definitely works but the rest including pinch and zoom is way easier on the touch screen and I'm not sure if it's possible or not using the touch pad.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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Yes, the gestures do work on the touch screen but it's way more comfortable using the pad/typing commands with one hand and a mouse with the other.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 13, 2020 Dec 13, 2020

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Hey. I had this same problem and it was infuriating me. I fixed by ticking this box. Though it might have now broken zoom when using a mouse (cant test right now), the touchpad now does pinch to zoom.

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Edit->Preferences->Tools->Zoom with Scroll Wheel

 

Good Luck.

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Ignore that! two finger scrolling now zooms! this is worse than before. 

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