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Text editor middle mouse button no longer has scrolling functionality
as Won't Fix
6/25/2009 12:38:15 PM
User(s) can reproduce this bug
In MS Office documents, previous versions of Visual Studio's text editors, Internet Explorer (and Firefox), even the EDIT control in Windows, all have a feature in common: a click of the middle mouse button (or a click of the mousewheel) causes the control to go into a hands-off scrolling mode.
A little "scroll indicator" shows up, and the control will automatically scroll at a speed proportional to the distance of the mouse cursor from the scroll indicator, in the direction of the vector from the scroll indicator to the cursor.
It's broken in VS 2010 Beta 1.
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1
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Steps to Reproduce
* Open up any long text file in the VS 2010 Beta 1 editor, long enough to have a vertical scrollbar
* Move the mouse cursor into the text area
* Press the middle mouse button, or the mouse wheel button
* Observe no effect other than selecting the window if it wasn't already selected
* The text editor should go into scrolling mode
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on 6/4/2010 at 7:14 AM
Workaround extension works excellently, if you ask me. Maybe even better (smoother scrolling) than the default scrolling capabilities of 2008. Kudos.
on 5/5/2010 at 3:06 PM
I really don't understand why this was left out. This is such a common UI pattern, and it exists in virtually every other MS product. The workaround extension is nice, but not perfect. Really guys, this should be in ASAP.
on 4/22/2010 at 6:13 AM
First four things I noticed in VS2010 (In order)
1.) New Layout :D
2.) Silverlight application :D
3.) Extra line of intellisense :D
4.) No middle-click scrolling D:
on 4/14/2010 at 10:56 AM
Yes, basic functionality. Hopefully it will reappear in the inevitable service pack.
on 4/14/2010 at 5:16 AM
I use the middle mouse button not only for scrolling up/down but also for quick scolling right/left without changing the focus.
I also disabled the scollbars to maximize the Texteditor area as describes by one of Sara Ford's Tips.
Please give this function back
on 4/13/2010 at 6:02 AM
I cannot believe this has been overlooked.
on 3/4/2010 at 11:14 AM
Thanks for your comments. The Won't Fix resolution unfortunately stands for VS 2010, as we're very close to RTM and well past the point of adding (or in this case re-adding) functionality. However, based on your feedback we will revisit this for a future version of Visual Studio, though it's too early to know a more specific timeframe.
Thanks again for your feedback,
on 3/4/2010 at 7:03 AM
Really, this is such a basic feature. Can't skip something like this.
Even the release candidate doesn't have this 'feature'...
on 10/29/2009 at 3:16 PM
This is also an accessibility issue, as users of the 3M Ergonomic Mouse doesn't have a scroll wheel, only a button. Please reconsider adding this functionality, it is critical for users without a wheel.
on 10/27/2009 at 1:55 PM
It looks like Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 has the same problem. Pressing mouse wheel down causes nothing to happen. Is it going to be fixed in the final version? Visual Studio always used to be pretty good stuff, scrolling issue is very disappointing thing.
on 6/30/2009 at 2:52 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue. Unfortunately, with the new editor for VS 2010, we don't have time to implement everything that was available in previous versions. This smooth scrolling functionality is cut from VS 2010, so I'm resolving this bug as Won't Fix. But there are still many ways to scroll the Editor, including the mouse wheel, scrollbars, arrow keys, and page up/page down, so hopefully you'll find an alternative scrolling method that works for you. We'll also keep this issue on our list of good-to-have features and revisit it for a future version of VS.
Thanks for trying VS 2010 Beta1 and sending your feedback!
Program Manager, VS Platform
on 6/26/2009 at 2:08 AM
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on 4/25/2010 at 10:01 AM
I've made an extension that just does what you want. Middle mouse click n drag to scroll. It is easy to install and use. There is no option panel yet, still have to do that, but it's coming.
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