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Click to Scroll
Tip# 3615 By Ian White On 04-Apr-2011
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Categories : Pan
Software type : AutoCAD 2011
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Navigate instantly with scroll bars.

Ian A. White sends us a tip on using the AutoCAD scroll bars more efficiently — even instantly.

"G'day. Here's a tip that will help everyone who works with scroll bars. If you are presented with a long list (or PDF file, or document, or text file, or folder list — you get the idea), hold down the Shift key and use a left-click to choose the point along the scroll bar that you want to jump to. Bingo! You are immediately moved there without having to drag a slider bar down, or scroll through dozens of screens.

"I discovered this trick by accident when I was trying to pan vertically, constraining the movement with the Shift key, and I ended up in the area of a scroll bar."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: There are many ways to navigate your files in AutoCAD. One is to use the Pan command. There are also scroll bars, which you can turn on and off in the Display tab of the Options Manager. If you have a large file, however, they can be cumbersome (as can any navigation tool). Hold down the Shift key and pick a point in the scroll bar area; you will instantly be taken to that portion of your drawing. Cool tip. I usually turn off my scroll bars to increase the size of my drawing area, but instant navigation is very appealing.


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Comment by Norton,Patrick
Posted on 2011-04-06 11:58:51
As a follow up to the “Click to Scroll” tip , I too turn off the scroll bars for more viewable space. I pan around by pushing the scroll wheel on my mouse. This saves the time of entering key strokes or selecting an icon to pan. It also works inside of a command.