A new SketchUp Labs project: Trackpad Navigation

I also love the very natural two-finger trackpad controls on the web version, and don’t understand why they’re not available in my “Pro” version? I have to hold down THREE keys AND click-hold the trackpad to pan within an operation?

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Click H to enter the Pan tool, then click-drag on the trackpad.
Click ESC to return to previous tool.

ADD: I’m not dissing better Trackpad Navigation, just saying.

Thank you, I know. It’s very awkward to have to take focus away from what your looking at onscreen to do that. A modifier key (or esc) is fine, a letter key like O and H not.

Thank you @DanRathbun! I learned something from you. I didn’t know that pressing ESC would take you back to the in-progress operation. That’s a game changer for me. It’s still not as elegant as the web version but it will do.

Your most welcome. I cannot take credit as the camera manipulation tools have always operated in this “interrupter” mode (where ESC returns to the previous tool.)

I thought for sure this fact must be in the SketchUp Help, but checking the help page where it should be told, finds no mention:

On Mac there is an accessibility setting where you can set three fingers on trackpad to be the same as a mouse down. With that turned on, I can briefly press control and command, three finger touch my trackpad, and start to orbit. I can then release the two keys and two of my fingers, and I am then orbiting by softly stroking the trackpad with one finger. It’s an incredibly gentle way of working.

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I agree. If it can be done in the web version, lease do it in the Pro version. I switch back and forth too and it only makes sense to mave similar navigation that is more natural.

Two years later + the latest 2023 update and still no trackpad support for the PRO version.

We are already two! I only use trackpad