Text Zoom in/out - working backwards?

With everything else Ive seen (at least on the windows platform, eg: IE,
Office Applications etc) where CTRL+Mouse Wheel does similar zooming, MW Up
has zoomed in (making text bigger) and Down zooming out. IDEA does the
opposite making text smaller instead.

IMHO it should follow the consistency of other UI components.

Is there a reason why its done this way, or should I go ahead and submit a
feature request / alteration?


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Dan Hardiker
ADAM Systems Engineer
eOrigen Ltd


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Dan Hardiker wrote:

With everything else Ive seen (at least on the windows platform, eg: IE,
Office Applications etc) where CTRL+Mouse Wheel does similar zooming, MW Up
has zoomed in (making text bigger) and Down zooming out. IDEA does the
opposite making text smaller instead.


IDEA works the same way as Mozilla, so for me it feels intuitive. I
just tried IE and ctrl+mouseWheelUp seems to make text smaller there too.

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In fact it seems more natural, move the wheel up to push the sheet further
(smaller), move the wheel down to pull the sheet closer (bigger).
Maybe that's Microsoft that's wrong... ;)

Regis
www.libelis.com

"Dan Hardiker" <dhardiker@eorigen.com> a écrit dans le message de
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With everything else Ive seen (at least on the windows platform, eg: IE,
Office Applications etc) where CTRL+Mouse Wheel does similar zooming, MW

Up

has zoomed in (making text bigger) and Down zooming out. IDEA does the
opposite making text smaller instead.

>

IMHO it should follow the consistency of other UI components.

>

Is there a reason why its done this way, or should I go ahead and submit a
feature request / alteration?

>
>

--
Dan Hardiker
ADAM Systems Engineer
eOrigen Ltd

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After checking, IE behaves the same... :)

"Regis Le Brettevillois" <regis@libelis.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:bjpvso$l5b$1@is.intellij.net...

In fact it seems more natural, move the wheel up to push the sheet further
(smaller), move the wheel down to pull the sheet closer (bigger).
Maybe that's Microsoft that's wrong... ;)

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Regis
www.libelis.com

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"Dan Hardiker" <dhardiker@eorigen.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:bjptom$ul1$1@is.intellij.net...

With everything else Ive seen (at least on the windows platform, eg: IE,
Office Applications etc) where CTRL+Mouse Wheel does similar zooming, MW

Up

has zoomed in (making text bigger) and Down zooming out. IDEA does the
opposite making text smaller instead.

>

IMHO it should follow the consistency of other UI components.

>

Is there a reason why its done this way, or should I go ahead and submit

a

feature request / alteration?

>
>

--
Dan Hardiker
ADAM Systems Engineer
eOrigen Ltd

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Ive just checked on another machine and it works the same way as IDEA ...
however strangely this XP box wants to work backwards ... not figured that
one out.

Apollogies for any confusion - IDEA is doing it the "standard" way already!


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May be not

Move wheel up -- Move your eyes towards the sheet
Move wheel down -- Move your eyes away from the sheet

Look at MS-Word (I guess other office tools also), Opera, and Image Preview tools etc.,

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As an alternative IDEA, much as FPS games have "Invert Mouse" for the
up/down motion, why not have an option to invert the action of the text Zoom
function?

Would this be too fine grained an option, or does it deserve a feature
request?


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It doesn't cost a thing IMO.

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Best regards,
Maxim Shafirov
JetBrains, Inc / IntelliJ Software
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


"Dan Hardiker" <dhardiker@eorigen.com> wrote in message
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As an alternative IDEA, much as FPS games have "Invert Mouse" for the
up/down motion, why not have an option to invert the action of the text

Zoom

function?

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Would this be too fine grained an option, or does it deserve a feature
request?

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As an alternative IDEA, much as FPS games have
"Invert Mouse" for the
up/down motion, why not have an option to invert the
action of the text Zoom
function?

Would this be too fine grained an option, or does it
deserve a feature
request?


As soon as the IDEA-FPS plugin is completed (great for collaborative development!), we should definitely discuss this again ;)

Regards,
Jens

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I am looking forward to see this implemented. I hope I will still be able to adjust my habits then. :)

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Hello,

It's possible to set shortcuts with mouse wheel for "Increase/decrease font size" actions in "Settings/Preferences | Keymap"

 

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