Centre mouse button does not cause rotate

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jondane
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Centre mouse button does not cause rotate

Postby jondane » Sat May 15, 2021 2:09 pm

OS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.4 (GitTag)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-18
Hash: 980bf9060e28555fecd9e3462f68ca74007b70f8
Python version: 3.6.6
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedKingdom (en_GB)

I have just started to learn FreeCAD. I have watched Jayanam's "FreeCAD Tutorial for Beginners" on YouTube. A fundamental problem is that moving the mouse with the centre button pressed does not rotate the view - it just moves it. Doing the same thing with the shift, ctrl or alt keys pressed at the same time makes not difference.

For many years I used Pro Desktop, but with Windows 10 it stopped working properly. However, the same technique of rotating a a view works properly when pressing the centre button. This suggests that my system (PC with Windows 10) is working normally and interpreting mouse movements correctly.
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sgrogan
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Re: Centre mouse button does not cause rotate

Postby sgrogan » Sat May 15, 2021 3:17 pm

Hello jondane! Welcome to FreeCAD and the forum :)
Perhaps "Blender Navigation" is closer to what you desire?
https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Mouse%20Model
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jondane
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Re: Centre mouse button does not cause rotate

Postby jondane » Sat May 15, 2021 4:13 pm

Hi, thank you. Left+middle does allow rotation. Strangely, middle on its own worked briefly. Is there a setting to determine which navigation style is currently in use?

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Re: Centre mouse button does not cause rotate

Postby chrisb » Sat May 15, 2021 8:56 pm

jondane wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 4:13 pm Is there a setting to determine which navigation style is currently in use?
You can see it in the bottom line of the Window, using the right mouse menu in 3D view, then a hook is set in the Navigation styles sub menu. And finally you can see it in Preferences->Display->Navigation->3D Navigation.
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Re: Centre mouse button does not cause rotate

Postby jondane » Mon May 17, 2021 7:19 am

Thank you. I have chosen Revit which I find most intuitive.