Lightroom: Provide scrollbars when in Spot Removal tool

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In develop mode when I press "Z" to enlarge the image, I can scroll using the mouse wheel or move the image by click/drag. Unfortunately if I am working with the Spot Removal tool the mouse wheel suddenly controls the brush size, making it impossible to scroll the image. Click/drag won't work either because that is used by the Spot Removal tool as well. Since there are no scrollbars around the image, the only way I see to get to another part of the image is by closing the Spot Removal, move to image and open another instance of the spot removal. A bit of a hassle

Please add scrollbars around the image to position the photo when using the Spot Removal tool. Especially when the photo is enlarged by pressing "Z"
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Hans Douma

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Hold down the [Space Bar] while in Spot Removal mode and you can click and drag around the image.  Release to spot. Hold again to move.

Holding the [Space Bar] should also allow you to use mouse wheel scrolling. 
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Nope, mouse wheel scrolling doesn't work while holding the space bar, you have to use click and drag to move around.
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It is working for me Peter.   Are both Horizontal and Vertical Scrolling non-functional or just Horizontal?
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When zoomed in and a tool is active, scroll wheel controls the brush size. When I hit the space bar, the scroll wheel does nothing, it is without function. I have to click and drag, which I am used to.

When in zoom view and no tool is active, mouse scrolling works fine in either direction.  
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Ah, thanks. I had tried al possible combinations of Alt, Ctrl and Option. Never occurred to me to press the space bar....
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In the windows version this does NOT work. Holding the space bar turns the spot tool into an open hand, but clicking or trying to drag the image around does nothing. The hand or image won't move. Windows 10, LR 6.8.

It's extremely annoying and impossible to move around the image without having to first deactivate the spot tool, move the image around and then reactivate the tool.
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I just tested on a Windows 10 desktop with a Logitech mouse and it works as described above. 

What type of hardware are you using? Desktop? Laptop? Mouse? Tablet?  
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A laptop with touch pad. Tap (which simulates a click in all other programs), and double tap, nothing works. :(
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If you use a mouse instead of a touchpad, does it work? If so, you may need to adjust your touchpad settings. 
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Just tested and works with mouse but not with touchpad like earlier versions did. Something is amiss (see Hans post below.) Any suggestions on what "adjust your touchpad settings" means?
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Juste testé sur mon MacBookAir, maintenir la barre d’espace enfoncée et déplacer un doigt en maintenant le trackpad enfoncé.

Just tested on my MacBookAir, maintain the hold space bar and move a finger in now the trackpad button.
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On a Mac the scroll wheel doesn't work either. It works like avpman says: only click and drag. Moving the scroll wheel changes the brush size: you can see the size-slider move.
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Further feedback. If I turn off the spot removal tool. I'm able to move the zoomed image around just fine using the touchpad. Clearly something is wrong with LR.
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On macOS with a MagicMouse : hold spacebar and left clic to zoom and hold spacebar and drag to move,
With spot removal tool or the form, drag the finger over the mouse to change the size of thes form, shift + drag the finger over the mouse to change the softness