Photoshop: Please add an interactive zoom feature

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Dear Adobe Gripe #16378

"Please make the zoom field in the status bar a scrubby slider and allow me
to have it visible even in full screen mode. Or add an "Interactive Zoom"
tool like Adobe Reader has it. Or both."
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Official Response
We added this feature in Photoshop CS5. With the Zoom tool selected, start the zoom by clicking on the area you want to zoom into and keep the mouse button down. As you drag right, you zoom into the point where you initially clicked. As you drag left, you zoom out from the point where you initially clicked.

Not all users like it though, that's why it's an option that can be turned off:

I don't like the way the zoom tool works in Photoshop CS5. How do I change it back to the way it worked in previous versions?