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Request: Use middle mouse button to pan around canvas

Explorer ,
May 10, 2023 May 10, 2023

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Add the ability for us to pan around the canvas using the middle mouse button. It's more time saving to use it compared to going for the spacebar since your hand is already on the mouse.

 

We have been asking for this feature for over 10 years. We shouldn't have to look for third party software or buy gaming mice with programable buttons to jerry rig something close enough at this point. Some people can't use normal/gaming mice anyways due to injury or disability so we're locked out of those options.

 

Last I checked you have this canvas panning feature in After Effects. Why introduce super useful features, but keep them exclusive to only one of your apps? I've noticeed this so many times on different Adobe programs it's honestly annoying..

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Dec 02, 2023 Dec 02, 2023

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I second this.

It's available in Illustrator and After Effects but not in Photoshop for some reason.

The middle click was implemented in 1996 by Microsoft (Intellimouse), and since then, it has been widely adopted by all computer mouse manufacturers:
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But for some reason, Adobe has not taken full advantage of having a scroll wheel with a middle click, even after 27 years. Adobe's developers seem to be very lazy.

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New Here ,
May 07, 2024 May 07, 2024

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Its not just After Effects. Animate, and Illustrator both have this functionality as a default. So many softwares nowadays use it, blender, maya, unity, godot, and so many more. The fact that this hasn't been implemented as at least an option in Adobes most used program is insane, especially as its been asked for for over 10 years! I just found a post today from 12 years ago asking about it. 

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