Photoshop: Allow "Zoom resizes window" to work with Animated Zoom and Scrubby Zoom

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PS CS5 E, 32 and 64 bits installed: "Zoom Resizes Window" is broken for most operations. It works for simple zoom tool, click/zoom, but does not work with mousewheel zoom or animated zoom or scrubby zoom. I really need this fixed, is it a bug? (OS: Win 7 64 bit)
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Judy Nyfeler

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Judy, this is actually by design. At least for Zoom with mousewheel, the cursor needs to remain over the window for the function to work - so if the window resizes such that it's no longer under the cursor - the zoom would stop working. It might be possible to make this work with scrubby zoom, but there may have been reasons for not enabling it with that function as well that I don't know about. If you want, I can make this a 'Idea' requesting "Zoom resizes window" work with Scrubby Zoom.
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Thanks for the reply - not sure what you mean about the cursor needing to remain over the window for mouse zoom to work. As long as I click the image, it will then zoom in or out with the wheel, no matter where I have the cursor. It is only when I want to zoom to a certain center point that it needs to remain over the image - at whatever point I want to zoom to - and this works also, no porblems there.

As for feature requests, even more than the zoom, I would like to request that "Resize Windows to Fit" work for Animated zoom. Since I use Zoom Clicked Point to Center in most cases, wherever my mouse originally points, it will zoom in (or out) on that point, therefore, no problem with the cursor moving outside the window. This is also true of mousewheel zoom when using the center point option.

Personally, Scrubby Zoom doesn't interest me that much - i usually leave it off, as I find Animated Zoom much more precise. I've used the mousewheel zoom in other programs mostly to quickly re4duce the size of several images to compare them side by side - much more efficient than having to click Alt on the keyboard.

Any help/feature request, etc., will be greatly appreciated. :)
Judee
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Gotcha. Thanks.
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Thank you Jeffrey. :)