Lightroom: Scrolling in panes is inconsistent

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When hovering over an area and scrolling with the mouse wheel I expect that I am able to scroll that specific area.

On Windows 7 with Lightroom 4 when I hover over the right pane in grid view and I am e.g. in the metadata section (bottom) and I want to quickly switch to the quick develop section (top), I expect to use my mouse wheel to just quickly scroll upwards (through the massive list of keywords). In fact many mouses already support the mouse wheel without notches having frictionless scrolling.

Lightroom however does not allow me to quickly scroll upwards or downwards, it somehow always stops somewhere in between. I catch myself often having to use the manual scrollbars on the sides. It is even worse in the left pane (where folders and collections are located). Somehow scrolling with the mouse wheel doesn't work at all and I have to manually scroll with the scrollbars.

Enter the develop module with the many presets. How would I scroll through these and quickly go to the bottom to see the snapshots? I can't. I have to use the scrollbar.

Please let me use my mouse wheel to scroll through whole panes not only sections on these panes (e.g. scroll through all keywords: possible, scroll through all pane sections: impossible).
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Dennis Gaida

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Posted 6 years ago

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jakhtar

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You cant scroll the metadata pane. That just seems like a bug.

You can enable "Solo Mode" so only one panel is expanded at a time - that's what I do. Right click the panel headers.

Also there are key shortcuts for all the panels ctrl-0, ctrl-9, they work for all the modules.
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CTRL+0..n is a good hint. Though it doesn't work for the left panel. Solo mode might be a work around.
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It's Ctrl+Shift for the left panel.
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Dennis Gaida

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Good!
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Robert Frost

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This problem has been around for a while for some of us, but Adobe don't seem to be able to duplicate it on their machines.

Windows 8 cures it on my machine, so only a few more months!

Bob Frost
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Oh, if they want I can make videos, screenshots and everything ;-) Interesting that it is solved on Windows 8 for you.
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CTRL [1] takes you to the top of the Right Hand Panel immediately below the Histogram. Remember than one and ignore 0 and 2-9. You don't have to remember which panel is which then.
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I've seen inconsistent scrolling for time to time. It's like some portions scroll with a lower speed.

Cannot reproduce now.