Mouse wheel zoom sensitivy

• May 3, 2019 - 19:07
Reported version
Ergonomical (UX)
S4 - Minor

I use ctrl + mouse wheel to zoom in/out, it's fine, but the mouse sensitivy/resolution are very fast
Please add a preference to set the zoom factor speed for use the mouse wheel 0.5x 1x 2x etc.



I know that the mouse-wheel sensitivity is set from the system setting.

If you use windows, can you check these settings? (see attachment)
(If you are using another operating system, you can try to apply the equivalent of these settings.)
And when you do the settings in this way, can you verify that the problem is solved or not?

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In reply to by Ziya Mete Demircan

Hi Ziya!, Yeap! I know how to set my mouse wheel at system level (i'm gnu/linux user)
For all apps, these setting are correct. But into musescore, the zoom it's move very fast.
If i change the setting at system level will be affect to all another applications, that is not the desired option.
I want to know if it is technically possible to add an option that control this behavior inside the Musescore application. I think only just add a little delay/factor to get the zoom more smooth, will be enough.

I'm programmer but unfortunately i don't know the Mousecore source code and not great skill on C++ and QT for try to solve. But if you can help me to insolate the source code part that manage this zoom action, i will try.


What packaging method are you using for MuseScore in Linux? I noticed on my system that the CTRL+mouse wheel zoom was really fast in the AppImage version, but when I compiled the source code myself, it was fine.

In reply to by Ragnarok Toledo

It seems that the Qt version used has something to do with this. My OS is KDE neon which has Qt version 5.12.3 vs. the AppImage's Qt version 5.9.3, so that is why compiling from source fixed the issue for me. If your OS still has an older version of Qt, then compiling from scratch might not make a difference for you. I don't know how recent the Qt version has to be to fix the issue. Also, I would suspect that your distro's MuseScore package will use your system's Qt libraries anyway.

I'm having this issue in macOS. High Sierra (10.13), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 3224f34/ , Qt version 5.9.8. There is no control of the wheel speed within Musescore?

Frequency Once Many
Regression No Yes
Severity S5 - Suggestion S4 - Minor
Status closed active
Reported version 3.0 3.6

This used to work well until last update, now the step goes from 100% zoom to 2400%!.

Do you mean the 3.6.2 update from February 2021? There have been no updates since then.

Anyhow, if you're on Linux, there is a known issue with a specific version of a specific library found on some Linux systems that triggers this, and workarounds include installing a different version of that library. See for more info. The upcoming MuseScore 4 release shouldn't be affected by this problem

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