[texworks] marquee zoom (was: zoom devours memory)

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 17:49:05 CEST 2011


Am 2011-09-19 17:36, schrieb Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd):
> In that case, may I beg, plead, appeal, ask, beseech you,
> crave, entreat, implore, petition, pray, solicit, and supplicate
> for a marquee zoom.  I find a virtual magnifying glass the most
> useless zoom tool in the world, and the current previewer
> drives me /insane/ by seemingly providing only that one mechanism
> for zooming.  When I want to zoom, I almost invariably want to
> marquee zoom; it is hard to imagine that others do not feel the same.

You may ;). I added it to the todo list. As far as I can see now, it
shouldn't be too difficult to implement in the new code.
BTW: Even in the current version of Tw, you have several ways to zoom:
 - Hold down shift while clicking (Alt+Click zooms out)
 - Use View > Zoom In/Out (Shortcuts "Ctrl +"/"Ctrl -")
 - Left click on the zoom level indicator in the status bar to show a
list of predefined zoom levels
 - Or of course use the toolbar or menu for actual size or fit to

Granted, none of that replaces the simplicity of marquee zoom, but they
are safer with respect to render time and memory consumption (see
original post).


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