Photoshop Elements, zoom thumbnail view with mouse wheel

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In thumb nail view I can position the mouse pointer over the zoom slider and zoom the thumb nail size by using the mouse wheel. When I increase the thumb nail size the amount of thumb nails in a row decreases from 11 to 10 to 9 to 8 to 3 to 2 to 1. When I use the alt-key and the mouse wheel the amount changes from 11 to 10 to 9 to 8 to 4 to 3 to 2 to 1. I don't understand the huge steps from 8 to 3 respectively from 8 to 4 and I don't understand the intension of the zoom function.
My expectation is that every mouse wheel step (together with alt-key or mouse over zoom slider) changes the amount of thumb nails in a row by one.     
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André Streit

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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Wrong expectation for the behaviour of a slider. Such a tool is meant to have a progressive  effect on the resizing factor, the number of columns of thumbnails is a result of that ratio, not a starting requirement for this tool. It's simply a zoom factor.

What you want, and what I would like, is an explicit command to manage exactly the number of columns displayed. That may depend on many other factors like window size, use of side palettes.
I would like such another tool, so I think we need to create a 'feature requirement' instead of a 'problem'. To be considered, such a requirement would need to be considered very useful  and it would have to get many votes from other users. I am a bit skeptical because the most used display mode is no longer the 'detailed' view but the adaptative view where you no longer display in colums.

My main argument in favour of such a tool would be the ability to manage easily the way the pages of a book project are displayed in two columns, showing exactly the pages on the left and on the right to reproduce the pages of the left and right of the book.