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Scroll in panels even when the cursor is over buttons, icons and fields

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate office on ‎01-26-2017 11:28 AM

This will be one of the biggest usability improvements to Max since long time if implemented. Please make it possible to scroll in panels even when the mouse cursor is OVER buttons. icons and fields. It will be so much easier to scroll within panels. This is already possible in the Material/Map Browser of Slate Material Editor but sadly it's the only place where that's possible.

At the moment you need to first find safe space where there are no buttons/icons/fields and only after that try to scroll. Sometimes it's so annoying when you want to scroll but you accidentally hit a button/icon/field. It will save so much time on finding safe spaces in the interface for scrolling and won't take away our concentration.

Blender already has this and scrolling in panels is JOY not a PAIN like in Max. Just try it out yourselves and you'll see what I mean. You'll never want to go back to the way you scroll in Max.


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By: Advocate office
| Posted ‎01-30-2017 09:43 AM , edited ‎01-30-2017 09:44 AM |

Thanks for the votes. I forgot to mention something in the my initial post. Some people may not know that you can also scroll by clicking and holding the middle mouse button. So scrolling would be done with the middle mouse button should this idea be implemented. I believe most people use the left mouse button to scroll.

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