SpaceNavigator horizontal scrolling

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Dragosh
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SpaceNavigator horizontal scrolling

Post by Dragosh » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:33 pm

So how come there isnt horizontal scrolling available ?

I would like to scroll in browsers horizontally,

I also use OneNote free on win, my documents are wide, i would like to be able to scroll left/right with the Roll axis.

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Re: SpaceNavigator horizontal scrolling

Post by christophe » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:27 am

Hi Dragosh,

I'm sorry but this is not a feature that is available at this point with our driver.
I can suggest a workaround, this will not provide you the experience that you wish for but it might help a bit.

For chrome browser, you need to map one of the two buttons of the SpaceNavigator as keyboard command SHIFT. Pressing this command at the same time as moving the cap will scroll horizontally.

For onenote unfortunately I cannot provide any solution at this point.

I hope this helps a bit

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Re: SpaceNavigator horizontal scrolling

Post by jwick » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:14 am

I don't know why that doesn't work. I've never been able to get it to work. It seems like it should be so simple.
We do support it in some apps like Excel by building a custom solution.
I've not been able to find a general solution.
It needs research.
I use OneNote all day long. It would be nice to have.

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Re: SpaceNavigator horizontal scrolling

Post by Dragosh » Tue May 15, 2018 2:49 am

Would be great if the Software devs would add this functionality "horizontal scroll wheel"

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Re: SpaceNavigator horizontal scrolling

Post by Dragosh » Tue May 15, 2018 2:51 am

Holding shift i still have to move the 3dM up or down which kills productivity as it does the opposite of what you brain expects it to do.

Would be great if the Software Developers would add this functionality of "Horizontal scroll wheel"

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Re: SpaceNavigator horizontal scrolling

Post by jwick » Wed May 16, 2018 2:17 am

This can be done on a app by app basis.
For Chrome, as Christophe suggested, you can use another Axis to control the horizontal scrolling.
Add this Axis to the Chrome.xml file:

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        <Axis>
          <Enabled>true</Enabled>
          <Input>
            <ActionID>HIDMultiAxis_Ry</ActionID>
            <Min>-512</Min>
            <Max>511</Max>
          </Input>
          <Output>
            <ActionID>HIDMouse_Wheel</ActionID>
            <Modifiers>
              <Modifier>Shift</Modifier>
            </Modifiers>
          </Output>
        </Axis>
I don't know why I can't attach the file... PM me if you want me to email you the entire cfg file.

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Re: SpaceNavigator horizontal scrolling

Post by NealEhardt » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:58 pm

I've tried the shift-scroll cfg fix. It doesn't work correctly when I smoothly rotate the knob from, for example, scroll-left position to scroll-up position and back. Unless I release the knob to zero before switching axes, it gets stuck scrolling the wrong axis. Pretty much unusable.

I have a $20 Logitech M510 mouse with that vertically and horizontally scrolls any application built against Windows Vista SDK or higher.

There is a horizontal scroll event that Windows sends to applications https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... ousehwheel ...but 3DxWare doesn't trigger it.

Fixing this would make SpaceMouse work correctly in tens of thousands of applications. I love this hardware. Please fix the Windows driver!

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