Author Topic: Unified controls: Event timeline and Dashboard  (Read 210 times)

ubacher

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Unified controls: Event timeline and Dashboard
« on: March 17, 2022, 08:40:52 PM »
Could we have the same controls which work for the dashboard also for the EVENT timeline?

Ctrl/Shift/Alt-Scroll.

Currently Shift-Scroll for Events does nothing, for the dashboard it moves horizontal.
Alt-Scroll moves horizontal for events but vertical for dashboard.

Ctrl-Scroll zooms the display in both cases.

Mario

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Re: Unified controls: Event timeline and Dashboard
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2022, 08:45:07 PM »
This behavior is by design and caters for the primary scroll direction optimally.

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Re: Unified controls: Event timeline and Dashboard
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2022, 03:43:31 PM »
Alt-Scroll moves the display horizontal for events but vertical for dashboard.

Sorry- but I can't understand how this can be intuitive for the user.
(not to mention not confusing)

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Re: Unified controls: Event timeline and Dashboard
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2022, 03:51:44 PM »
The wheel scrolls the Dashboard vertically, because that is the most often used scroll operation in the Dashboard. No extra keys needed.
Alt+wheel does nothing (same as wheel). Shift+wheel scrolls horizontally.

In the timeline the most often used scroll direction is horizontally (along the time axis), so this is what the wheel does without any additional key.
In the rare circumstance that you have so many overlapping events that you actually need to scroll vertically to see them all, you use Shift+wheel. Alt does nothing either.

Ctrl+Wheel zooms in and out in the timeline and the dashboard.

That's what the primary wheel action is based on - the most frequently used scroll direction. Which differs between these features.