In the zoom tools, you can control which mouse mode to use. The default is Selection mode () which is used for selecting data in a view. Next to the selection mode, you can select the Zoom in mode as described in Zoom In. If you press and hold this button, two other modes become available as shown in figure 2.14:
- Panning () is used for dragging the view with the mouse as a way of scrolling.
- Zoom out () is used to change the mouse mode so that whenever you click the view, it zooms out.
If you hold the mouse over the selection and zoom tools, tooltips will appear that provide further information about how to use the tools.
The mouse modes only apply when the mouse is within the view where they are selected.
The Selection mode can also be invoked with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+1, while the Panning mode can be invoked with Ctrl+4.
For some views, if you have made a selection, there is a Zoom to Selection () button, which allows you to zoom and scroll directly to fit the view to the selection.