[messages] Edit: Re: [General Discussion] Scrolling, Zooming, General Usability?

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Sun Feb 23 17:25:26 CET 2014


Thus spake Veraxus:
> 
> I'm having a hard time finding Vassal practical for most games. I mean,
> it works... but the interface appears to be 100% click-based.
> 
> For instance, to scroll horizontally in a window, I can't find any
> options besides dragging the scroll bars. There's no click-drag (e.g.
> Google Maps style) drag-scrolling, there's no OSX multitouch scrolling,
> there's no hot-button-pan scrolling. Just scroll bars. :-/

This will be different in the reference client for VASSAL 4.
 
> Second, zooming in and out is a major necessity for just about any
> large-board game (e.g. Robinson Crusoe, Merchants & Marauders, etc). But
> again, the only way to zoom appears to be buttons in a given windows
> toolbar! There's no hotkey-scroll zooming, no pinch-to-zoom, no zoom
> in/out keyboard shortcuts (the least desirable of all options)... it's
> just maddening.

There are hotkeys for zooming if the module author created them.

-- 
J.


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