Zoom and Pan on a defined plane

I am used to being able to pan without having the axes change. Also When I zoom in I see the axes change as well. I just want to zoom in and have the center of the view be still in the center of the view.
There does not appear to be a way to constrain these two valuable functions. What am i missing?

Set the camera to Parallel Projection and select a standard view as appropriate.

When you zoom in, place the cursor at the point you want to zoom to.