Mouse Scroll Wheel - fully exploited?

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Mouse Scroll Wheel - fully exploited?

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Hi guys,

Here is one for the development team. A-eons Amiga mouse has a scroll wheel that not only scrolls up and down, but left and right as well.

Is there any support for Scroll Left or Scroll Right yet at OS-level? Having left and right scrolling can be useful on occasion; for example.

a) Scrolling around web pages that extended beyond the horizontal - aka they've been resized or content doesn't fit.
b) Scrolling around large images that have been zoomed into, foreinstance I have used it in Adobe AI and PS.
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Re: Mouse Scroll Wheel - fully exploited?

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Yes, OS4 has support for horizontal mouse wheel scrolling and the texteditor Annotate supports it.
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As far as I know, A-Eon's mice do not support left/right scrolling (actually it's a rebadged Logitech RX-250).
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K-L wrote:As far as I know, A-Eon's mice do not support left/right scrolling (actually it's a rebadged Logitech RX-250).
One way to find out, I'll plug into my Mac Mini and run PS - soon find out.
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@djrikki
PictureAlbum should support left/right scroll-wheel, although I have not been able to test this myself. I guess not many developers have such mice, so they may not think to add left/right support to their apps.
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Well I've just read my post above; forgot to try it. Job for tomorrow now, time for some fun, got some movies to watch. :)

Chris, left and right on scroll wheel is rarely used in software in general. I don't think its just me, but Its not really immediately obvious that a mouse can can go left and right is it?

Having said that, if its supported in AmigaOS - I just have to convince Andreas to support it in Hollywood now ^.^
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djrikki wrote:Well I've just read my post above; forgot to try it. Job for tomorrow now, time for some fun, got some movies to watch. :)

Chris, left and right on scroll wheel is rarely used in software in general. I don't think its just me, but Its not really immediately obvious that a mouse can can go left and right is it?

Having said that, if its supported in AmigaOS - I just have to convince Andreas to support it in Hollywood now ^.^
It is definitely supported in OS4. NetSurf has support - probably more by accident than anything else - but this is untested, so it may well scroll the opposite way than it should.
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