Trackpad navigation gestures


#1

For example, 3-finger drag (or something) could orbit & 3-finger click-drag could pan. Some people, like me, prefer the feeling of using a trackpad to a mouse, so trackpad gestures would be awesome!


#2

I use a Wacom tablet plus the tack pad, and two finger scrolling on the track pad is how I get middle wheel scrolling. On the road, I just have the track pad. Yeah, other gestures might be nice.


#3

Doesn’t it do that? Three finger double-tap (= middle click hold) then drag…
If the OS doesn’t emulate all mouse functions by default, maybe there are specific settings in the mouse driver settings.


#4

I couldn’t get it to work (it just zooms, not orbit) and checked the trackpad settings too. No luck.


#5

It probably depends on the operating system, SketchUp does not provide specific support for trackpads.

And SketchUp promotion always says that SketchUp works best with a 3 button mouse (although one could see it as a pretext for not having updated SketchUp’s input support to current input devices).

Many people who always use a mouse tell that one cannot work with a trackpad – but it’s a lack of exercise (hours spent with the input device), as the presence of trackpad users here proves.


#6

I just use the orbit shortcut. I’ve gotten used to it, so it’s comfortable for me to use a trackpad with SketchUp.


#7

You can also use cmd and ctrl in combination of clicking the (internal) trackpad