[scribus-dev] Page zoom slider

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Fri Jan 21 14:11:26 CET 2011

hi greg,

> I was using oowriter (OpenOffice 3) today, and noted their handy way 
> of zooming in and out of a page. I'm not sure when it was added, but 
> in the lower right hand corner, there is a slider for the page zoom, 
> which is so much easier and makes a lot more sense to me than the 
> numerical zoom in Scribus. There are still + and - buttons to click.
> Generally, I find that I'm usually not caring so much about the 
> percentage number of the zoom, since this is relative to the display 
> settings anyway, I'm just looking for a size I can work with.
> I see that they have some vertical marks for 100% and 66% as guides, 
> but otherwise, this is just a free-floating slider.
> Anyone else have thoughts on this?

personally, i'd go for the one with takes less place...

the reason is simple: i don't really have a need for either the +/- 
buttons, the slider or the input box.

here the zoom functions i (would) need:
- an easy way to get back at 100% (eventually see the current %... which 
could be an input box)
- eventually a way to switch among two zoom levels (mostly all page on 
screen / detailed view)
- ctrl+mouse wheel to zoom in and out
- + / - in non edit mode and ctrl++ / ctrl+- in edit mode to zoom in and out
- a zoom tool to make a "selected area" fill the window
- eventually some keys like in inkscape (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) to fit to screen 
with different criteria
- for the beginners it should be possible to zoom in and out with the 
zoom tool


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