Simulink zoom / scroll problem on MacBook Pro trackpad

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InducibleWolerines
InducibleWolerines on 22 Apr 2015
Commented: William Saba on 16 Nov 2021
When I two-finger scroll on my trackpad to zoom a Simulink model, it zooms in and out rapidly and erratically. Moreoever, pinch-to-zoom produces no zooming effect.
This problem was noted here:
They advised disabling scroll-wheel zoom altogether with
File > Simulink Prefs > Editor defaults > Scroll wheel controls zooming preference.
However, the zoom feature is essential for fast model navigation.
I have tried twiddling various settings on the Mac Trackpad system preferences, no luck.
The following Mathworks doc claims that pinch-to-zoom and regular scroll-zoom should work, but it doesn't for me.
Has anyone solved this?
("Use a mouse" and "just click the zoom button" are not acceptable answers, since I don't want to lug a mouse around just for Matlab and having to click a button is a crappy UI constraint on something that should be natural.)
Thanks for your help.
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William Saba
William Saba on 16 Nov 2021
Same issue here, new dell laptop has the same behavior as others observed, 2 finger scroll is zoom and pinch does nothing. Using control or shift allows panning but is incredibly less efficient than the normal method.

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Answers (6)


Oladapo Akinro
Oladapo Akinro on 17 Aug 2020
Shift + 2 fingers = horizontal scroll
Command + 2 fingers = vertical scroll



Gordon Oliver
Gordon Oliver on 10 Apr 2019
Mathworks, is a fix for this scheduled in a future relase? 2019 perhaps?

Gordon Oliver
Gordon Oliver on 10 Apr 2019
Is there a way to scroll or pan the design view using the glidepad on a mac? (this is more frustrating than the pinch to zoom issue)...

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