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How to simulate pinch zoom?

To simulate pinch to zoom, your Remix OS should be in B20151102 or above.

Then, you can go to 'Settings'  > 'Experimental Features' > turn on 'Simulate Pinch to Zoom'

You need to press 'CTRL + ALT' and hold down left click of the mouse simultaneously as to use this function.

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    Agathon

    On my just updated remix mini I see "Experimental Feature" but there is no "Simulate.." choice there. There's an option to restore the back button to the task bar and other items.

    Even without that on my Logitech K400 I found multi-touch works, two finger drag does scroll.
    At least in Google Maps a double tap does do a zoom in, but I haven't found a way to zoom out.

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    jorge perez

    easyest way for zoom in / zoom out could be using middle button of mouse & scroll wheel :D (some people use no keyboard)... is there a way to redefine mouse button actions ?

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    Jason Zheng

    @Agathon, sorry for the super late reply! Please check that your build number is B20151102. Then when you check 'Experimental features' you should see the third option from the top being 'Simulate 2 finger pinch gestures.' Hope this helps!

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    Agathon

    Thanks. I'm past that now. On B2016011401 Using Ctrl-Alt and two-fingered drag up or down on the touch pad zooms in or out.

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    Darryl Yeoh

    Hi,

    Is there anyway to simulate pinch to zoom using the wheel-mouse ?

    Currently the wheel-mouse can be used to swipe gestures.

    I'm on build B2016101201

    Thanks.

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    Em Casco

    B2016102701

    ctrl+alt - on experimental zoom is the same hotkey with mouse exit on player

    can you set a different/custom hotkey for this?

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    Joel Polowin

    I have the same problem as Em Caso.  If the "pinch" control is limited to that one combination, is there some way to change the mouse/pointer release combo from "CTRL + ALT"?

    It seems to me that the "pinch" control should be part of the keyboard mapping tool that generates up/down/left/right swipe events.  Conceptually, it's part of the same set of actions.  And of course the "spread" / "un-pinch" action should be available too.

    I'm a newbie to Remix OS Player but I have liked what I've seen so far.  It's more compatible with the apps I most need to use than other virtual Android devices that I've tried.

    Thanks!

    ADDED LATER: Hang on, mouse scroll does the zoom in / zoom out.  No CTRL + ALT required.  Problem solved.

    Edited by Joel Polowin
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    Em Casco

    still doesn't work well with boom beach app. - B2016101201

    * already tried experimental features - it glitches on ctrl+alt+mouse scroll

    * with mouse scroll only - it only scrolls on the map

    any way we can remap the zoom(or any other controls) on a specific app?

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    Joel Polowin

    And now the mouse scroll doesn't do zooming any more; it just acts as a swipe up/down.  I can't find a way to get the zooming back.  Problem un-solved.

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    Chris Coltman

    The best way I've seen to simulate this is with right-click + drag. If jide could emulate this, it would solve the problem of needing a keyboard. Genymotion does it this way and it works great.

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