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Questions tagged [zooming]

a graphical environment where users can change the scale of the viewed area in order to see more detail or less, and browse through different documents

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Is there a standard gesture for resetting scale on a pinch-zoom canvas?

I've got an android app with a view of a diagram that can be dragged, rotated and scaled using pinch zoom and other similar gestures. Often times I find that I want to reset back to a canonical view ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for separating the zoom-in/out of x and y axes in a chart

Currently, I am working on a plotting library to plot a few charts. Most of the charts data vary in the x-dimension much more than in the y-dimension. Example: time x y 0 0 0 1 1 0.0044 2 ...
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Are zoom in/out buttons necessary anymore?

Zoom buttons still exist in almost all desktop applications as well as applications on the web (SAAS). It seems like these buttons would be gone by now (with pinch and mouse scroll wheel) but they are ...
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Zoom in/out options for text in eBook

I am currently working on a Zoom in/out option for an Ebook. Students are the users. Also the maximum percentage of zoom is 300 Question in my mind is when the page is zoomed in which one of the ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for special zoom mode

I'm designing an editing program (Mac/Windows) that has a slightly unusual scheme for zooming and controlling the mouse cursor: a normal mode in which the cursor works normally, and a special mode in ...
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How to show zoom capability?

I would like to consult with you about a zoom-in functionality we would like to add to a module we're adding to our data SaaS product - wire-frame depicted here: . We have clickable bubbles, and we ...
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Best way to show the image is zoomable?

I have a design where an image can be zoomed in in a lightbox. What is the best way to do it on mobile (should you allow it on mobile at all) and desktop?
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How should you design drill-down and move-up in data visualization

I have a chart which is showing information from a data-tree. Root is a big circle where the user can see children as smaller circles inside it. based on the space available, the user may see more ...
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Pinch to Zoom. Would it be necessary to label or indicate interaction with image

I have an app that allows for pinch to zoom in mobile version. This is a nice feature. Do you believe it is good practice to label or put instructions on the image to indicate it can be zoomed on by ...
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Zoom Slider Control Positioning

I am wondering if anyone has experience with designing a zoom in/out control slider and if they know what the best possible position for them is? Is it the best user experience to have it horizontal ...
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Why is a smiley face zooming my page? [closed]

So, I visited this website called copypastecharacter.com. I was wanting to get HTML codes for icons. I saw the following feature on the site: I thought this feature was to track how popular the ...
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Plus/minus buttons around zoom slider or minimalist design?

My web app has zoomable interface with a minimalist slider to indicate the zoom level. http://wikibudgets.org/w/svk/bratislava/zahorska-bystrica/2016/ I was told recently that not having the ...
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Accessibility - browser or site?

I'm looking for some kind of authoritative stance on this - imagine the following scenario: A site is striving to meet Level A of the WCAG 2.0 specification. In the header of the site which runs ...
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Should desktop apps allow you to zoom in with ctrl +/-?

Web browsers and text-editors are the only desktop apps that come to mind which support zooming via ctrl + + / - / 0 or (cmd + + / - / 0) shortcuts. Why is this? Should my app / desktop apps in ...
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How to show that a chart is a zoomed-in version of a different one?

I have two side-by-side charts, showing some time series data. What would be the best way to convey that: The second chart is a zoomed-in version of the first one Give an indication of what is the ...
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What does a user expect when they zoom on a website?

My idea of zooming in on a web page is that everything becomes bigger. Everything is still the same but just bigger. This is because I feel it should be like zooming on a camera or telescope (where I ...
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What to do about users that use two fingers to swipe?

I am wondering if you guys have any solutions for a problem I am consistently seeing on our mobile site. We signed up for Inspectlet a couple months ago and something that I see from several mobile ...
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How to handle map borders in 2D-map with drag and zoom out?

Case description: The user sees a 2D-map that has limited size. He can drag this map. He can also zoom in/zoom out, like in Google Maps (the mouse pointer remains on the same coordinate, both in map/...
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Increase zooming scale at higher scales?

as i zoom out more the changes are less meaningful 1x to 2x is a lot more different then 31x to 32x google chrome seems to deal with this by changing the scale at which it zooms 100% 125% 150% 175% ...
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Labels in a zoomable interface

I am working on a zoomable Sankey diagram hoping to be able to display small and big elements at the same time and I con not decide if labels should zoom or keep constant size. Firstly the whole ...
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Zooming - Plus/Minus Buttons or Slider

I can't but think like a programmer here, although I'm aware that this can turn out as a silly question. Would a user prefer a slider or buttons for zooming in/out? No default zooming factor There ...
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Should android app with maps have zoom in/out buttons

I am working on an android app that uses google maps. The app uses google maps to help users select a location. Should i add buttons for zoom in and zoom out on the map? I find that the default ...
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Displaying negative zoom values textually

Typically, most applications let you zoom in to a document. This is often expressed as a percentage (100%, 200%, 800%, etc...), or as a multiplier (x1, x2, x8). Sometimes they let you zoom in or out. ...
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Is there a reason for the recent shift to inner zoom images on ecommerce websites?

I've seen it around and I honestly find it quite frustrating. I've seen on a lot of ecommerce websites that when you put your cursor over an image, it automatically zooms in that box, and about half ...
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Feed-forward on a multi select mode menu button

I have a mode button in menu of zoom tools on a desktop application. With the button you can change the mode of the cursor between select, zoom in, zoom out, and pan. When you hold the button down, a ...
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Pinch-to-zoom and visual feedback with a live video stream

I'm currently developing a tablet application aiming to act as a remote control for a security camera, showing a video live stream from the camera as well as some buttons. Besides typical commands ...
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What are the most common modifier keys for zooming and panning with mouse and keyboard?

In a Windows Desktop application, I have a diagram control which allows zooming, panning, selection of one or several items and drag and drop of elements in the diagram. I need to decide how to ...
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Should I disable google maps scroll wheel zoom?

In most applications of google maps the scroll wheel will zoom the map instead of scrolling it. Personally I find this confusing, and after years of using google maps, both on the google maps web ...
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Zooming in on Ecom Product Images

One semi-standard feature of e-commerce sites is the auto-zoom of a product image once you're on the product details page. I've always felt this feature to be clumsy and annoying whenever I am ...
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Should users be able to zoom in a responsive webdesign?

When it comes to a responsive design: should users still be able to zoom in or out? We are currently working on a responsive design and one of our testers found it awkward that he wasn't able to zoom ...
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Tap or Drag to mark a specific point?

The scenario We have a screen with a view containing many small symbols. The user will have to choose a single element. In order to find the correct element, he'll have to pinch and pan. As you can ...
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disabling the zoom in functionality on an iPad due to fixed navigational elements

I have an iPad-specific website which has had the "zoom-in" feature disabled on it as I have horizontal and vertical fixed navigational elements that I do not want to go out of view. I would like to ...
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How should window resizing affect what portion of a large image is being viewed?

Alright, maybe this isn't that big of a deal, but I'm in perfectionist mode, so here it goes. Imagine you've got a 3000x3000 image in Photoshop on a 1680x1050 (or whatever it is) monitor. Obviously, ...
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Should Mobile-optimized sites allow Zooming?

Zooming is common on mobile because sites aren't designed for it; you need to zoom, generally, you don't want to zoom around. Mobile sites are supposed to not need any form of zooming, and often ...
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What features to scale when zooming?

Suppose I have a resizable graphic - users can zoom in and out. However, zooming does not scale the whole image the same way: some parts get zoomed in in a traditional way, but some may resize only in ...
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Zoom behavior - can you recommend websites with good zooming experience (not maps)

I am working on a system that presents a hierarchial organizational tree. Each node can potentially have 10 children. The tree has about 10 levels. I want to present information on each node when ...
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What is the best keyboard/mouse click action for zooming in on a globe?

I'm working on a usability study of an interface that shows a globe. You're currently able to click, hold, and drag the globe to move it around (i.e. view the other side of Earth). In testing, I've ...
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What is the standard zooming factor?

I am making a simple graphing widget that will have zooming functionality. I need to decide the zoom factor to use for typical + / - zoom buttons. My intuition is to go with 15%. What zoom factor will ...
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What's a good UI for a “zoom” function?

I'm making a component for a webpage that will need zooming in and out at the location of the mouse cursor. The de-facto standard way I know of doing this is via Ctrl+Mousewheel... but I can't use ...
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Examples of a zoom/pan on hover [closed]

I've got this user interface idea in mind for my dashboard app, and I swear I've seen it before but cannot find an instance of it on the web. The essence is that you present a thumbnail image to the ...
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Fallback for MultiTouch pan and zoom

A planned app that will run on tablets that support multitouch needs a graceful fallback for tablets and desktops which don't. I have a view onto a possibly very large 2D electron microscopy image ...
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Examples of magnification/zoom to see details [closed]

I'm looking for examples of interfaces where the user is shown part of the UI enlarged or magnified so they can perform a detailed task. One example would be the magnified text on an iPhone when ...
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Are there any UI libraries for zooming user interfaces. [closed]

I'm creating a CAD package for Windows/Mac/Linux using wxWidgets and OpenGL where most of the UI is implemented in OpenGL, and can be zoomed in and out, including most of the menus and icons. In the ...