Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

General discussion related to SketchUp Pro and Make

Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby lokkk » Wed May 07, 2008 9:23 am

Can i set Right-click to "Orbit" and Middle-click to "Pan" in sketch up?
it just too inconvenient to orbit with middle-click and left-click...
1

lokkk 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby Gaieus » Wed May 07, 2008 9:46 am

Then how would be possible to invoke the context menu (currently by right click)?

I have got(ten) used to middle click > Orbit / Shift middle cli8ck > Pan quite quickly. You almost always need to keep your hand around the Shift/Ctrl/Alt buttons to modify key functions anyway.
0
User avatar
Gaieus 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby sorgesu » Wed May 07, 2008 12:28 pm

lokk actually said something very telling.

"...left click to pan..."

It is possible to pan by pressing down on the central scroll wheel and the left mouse button at the same time. In order to do this, people likely move the the pointer finger away from the central scroll wheel where it is normally placed in order to zoom and orbit, and move it inestead to the left mouse button then use the middle finger on the centre wheel.
I would agree with lokk that this is a major pain and it is easy to make a mistake. That is why I never use this method, lokk.
If you can change over to the method that Gaius is using, in fact most of us are using, you might find it much easier. Central scroll wheel to orbit and then if you want to pan, press shift at the same time, no need to move your finger off of the central scroll wheel
0
Susan Sorger
Seller Hand Rendered Entourage
Canadian Authorized Training Centre, SketchUp
http://www.entouragearts.com

sorgesu 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby pav_3j » Wed May 07, 2008 1:49 pm

i disagree.

being a lefty who uses a mouse with the buttons still set to right-handed controls, i actually find it easier and quicker than using the shift key.

so you see, there are two solutions, either:

a) become left handed

or

b) set your mouse to left handed settings

he he

pav
0
Just won the 'Who is Least Competitive Championships' where trying to win will make you lose. Trying to lose makes you win which makes you lose. Not trying at all makes you lose which makes you win which makes you lose.

pav_3j 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby sorgesu » Wed May 07, 2008 2:12 pm

You are right: Different strokes.
0
Susan Sorger
Seller Hand Rendered Entourage
Canadian Authorized Training Centre, SketchUp
http://www.entouragearts.com

sorgesu 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby Sawduster » Wed May 07, 2008 2:21 pm

I tried using my middle finger on the wheel and man, that was difficult. Guess if I did it enough I could get used to it, but . . .
0
May all your dimensions be the sum of their total.

Jerry

http://www.sawdustersplace.com

Sawduster 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby plot-paris » Fri May 09, 2008 3:49 pm

what a cool thing (middle mouse button + left mouse button = pan)!

I am honestly considering to change my habits of using a mouse. always having three fingers on the three main buttons may not be too bad...

by the way: I love the possibility of "smoothly" switching between orbit and pan mode (by pressing Shift or Left Mouse Button) without the need of releasing the Scroll Wheel, so that you can switch between orbiting and paning several times within one movement.

other programs dont support that and it is sooo cooool!!! 8-)
0
User avatar
plot-paris 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby Gaieus » Sat May 10, 2008 2:10 pm

For me the problem with the middle + left buttons to pan is that I use my pointing (?) finger for the middle button, too, so it's a bit inconvenient to start using another finger at this age... :roll:
0
User avatar
Gaieus 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby sorgesu » Sat May 10, 2008 2:23 pm

Yeah, it means either permanently switching to always use the middle finger for scrolling or it means switching just for the pan. I find either option very difficult at this point.
What would have been easier is instead to use the scroll wheel with the pointer finger and the right button at the same time. That wouldn't have required any physical re adjustment. I wonder if we can force that somehow with mouse setting?

Nope, can't. I have a great mouse with programmable buttons but it doesn't allow for programming of a double button action. So the only way to do it would be to swap the functionality of the left and right buttons, which I certainly don't want to do.
0
Susan Sorger
Seller Hand Rendered Entourage
Canadian Authorized Training Centre, SketchUp
http://www.entouragearts.com

sorgesu 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby Mouthpear » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:17 am

Did you ever find a solution for this? I also would rather use the wheel + right button tp pan instead of how it is default. I mean there is some line of code that says if you hold down the wheel and press the left mouse button you start the pan function. How hard would it be to change that to the right button? lol. I was trying to find the file and line but can't.
0

Mouthpear 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby Bob James » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:13 pm

Buy a SpaceNavigator or Spacemouse and eliminate all of the finger shifting. 8-)
0
i7-4930K 3.4Ghz, 2x GTX780 6GB, 32GB DDR3-1600 ECC, OCZ Vertex 4 500GB, WD Black 3TB, 32TB NAS, 4x 27" Monitors, SpaceMouse Pro, X-keys XK-60
User avatar
Bob James 
Premium Member
Premium Member
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby jaceguay » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:58 pm

You could use X-mouse button https://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/XMo ... ontrol.htm
or autohotkey to achieve this, the first are easier to use, in both you can configure this behavior by application so it won´t interfere with other programs.
I use a autohotkey script and have a friend that prefer X-mouse.
2

jaceguay 
Premium Member
Premium Member
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby pbacot » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:26 pm

Original post was 7 years ago, and OP never made another post, but keep the ideas coming!
-1
MacOSX Mojave High Sierra SketchUp Pro v19 Twilight v2 Thea v2 PowerCADD
User avatar
pbacot 
Top SketchUcator
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby pmolson » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:55 pm

Any mouse with a thumb button. use the mouse software to assign the letter O to the thumb button
0
User avatar
pmolson 
Premium Member
Premium Member
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby skateboardtshirt » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:29 pm

It is possible to set your mouse's right-click as something else other than 'context-click' (bring up the menu). Here's how:
On a mac you can invoke the context-click menu by holding 'control' and then clicking.
To remap your right-click mouse button you can use a third-party software called SteerMouse. You make an application-specific remapping (so that it only remaps it in SketchUp) to a keyboard shortcut. In your example you would set the keyboard shortcut to 'o' which is the default SketchUp keyboard shortcut to invoke the orbit tool
0

skateboardtshirt 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby galiaf » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:03 pm

jaceguay wrote:You could use X-mouse button https://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/XMo ... ontrol.htm
or autohotkey to achieve this, the first are easier to use, in both you can configure this behavior by application so it won´t interfere with other programs.
I use a autohotkey script and have a friend that prefer X-mouse.


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS ONE IS A REAL SOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
0

galiaf 
 

Re: Right-click to "Orbit" & Middle-click to "Pan"

Postby Dave R » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:09 pm

@galiaf, youve dredged up an ancient thread.

Curiously no one has addressed Gaeius's question. If right click is used for Orbit, how does one acess the Context menu?
0
Etaoin Shrdlu


%

(THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE)

G28 X0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0

M30

%
User avatar
Dave R 
Global Moderator
 

SketchUcation One-Liner Adverts

by Ad Machine » 5 minutes ago



Ad Machine 
Robot
 



 

Return to SketchUp Pro & Make Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ValmontR and 9 guests

Visit our sponsors: