Add middle mouse button functionality
Allow the middle mouse button to be used from scrolling, or to be added to key shortcuts in the key command editor
Most users don’t have middle mouse buttons, which makes it hard for us to rely on its presence.
Gerwin Kanselaar commented
I'd love to see this come to premiere.. Both sequence scrolling and programwindow scrolling
Rahum Brown commented
Mostly every editor and/or User has a mouse with a scroll button
Sebastian Scharnagl commented
Are you really serious? Even Adobe Audition has this functionality which speeds up workflow by about 1000%.
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
Hi guys, I just created a new FR for AE-style middle mouse button functionality here: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/42157651-middle-mouse-button-to-zoom-move-program-monitor-i.
Please take a look and vote! When people like Bruce think they can shut down our perfectly valid requests for nonsensical reasons, we need to speak up rather than give up!
As a Wacom user, I use the middle mouse button all the time in After Effects to temporarily evoke the hand tool to pan around in just about every window. Its jarring when switching back and forth from AE & PR to find that, nope muscle memory doesn't apply here because "most users don't have middle mouse buttons"
Reaching some level of consistency across the CC suite should be an unstated overarching goal so a dismissive response like this is just sad.
"Most users don’t have middle mouse buttons" is this an actually serious comment from Adobe?
Then why do most other Adobe application have this functionality?
Do After Effects users have mice with middle button but Premiere ones not?
Philipp Timokhin commented
Just like middle mouse button works in After Effects to drag compositions (in a sense same thing a sequences in Premiere), why can't that also be transferred to Premiere?
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
I'm not sure if you're just the messenger Bruce, or rather the decision making in this matter, but shooting down a perfectly valid idea just because "most users don't have middle mouse buttons" (which isn't even true) comes across as crass and disrespectful to our needs. That stance is also completely nonsensical considering that a FRs I made years ago to give new functionality to the mouse's scroll wheel was successfully implemented (i.e. the option to make the mouse wheel vertically scroll timeline tracks rather than just horizontally). Had the same response been given back then, we never would have enjoyed the ease of vertically scrolling timeline tracks that we now have.
Your statement that it would be hard to implement features that 'rely on its presence' is false. No one is asking for features that would only work in the presence of a mouse wheel. We're asking for features that would BENEFIT from a mouse wheel (for anyone smart enough to edit with a scroll wheel mouse, which in all fairness, everyone should). There's a big difference. I agree that it wouldn't make sense to give editing options that can ONLY be performed with a mouse wheel. We're just asking for the ability to use a mouse wheel to perform tasks that can also be performed otherwise, for the sake of convenience and efficiency.
Before shooting down our ideas in such a manner in the future, please consider that we are all volunteering our time on User Voice in an effort to help Adobe make our favorite NLE even better. Thank you for listening.
i'm now pirating premiere thanks adobe! commented
you are sofuckingretarded you shitheaded clod. Allow us the ability to map it like every program not made in 1789 you fucktoasters.
Also allow us to save track audio templates. i know i know it's REALLLLLY a crazy idea to save the settings of a few audio plugins i'm sure your rocket scientists at HQ will figure it out.
Adam Bowles commented
What a crock of a response. Like, Photoshop and Illustrator have middle mouse button for the hand tool. What a stupid reason.
How about allowing us to change it 'Add Edit' instead of Ctrl+K or \ as I have it currently mapped?
Adobe it's BS like this the makes less and less of us willing to pay each month. If I had the time to learn another program, I would at the drop of a hat!
Avinash Lobo commented
Is this *the* most absurd response from Adobe, ever? I'm not sure how the disconnect happened, or how it got so wide, but an administrator working for Adobe just declared that most of their users don't have a middle mouse button! I'm not sure what universe we live in any more. It'd be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic.
My current mouse has six buttons. I can use the Logitech software to customise the additional buttons as I like, however I cannot create a momentary function (where, for example, button on = Keystroke H, button off = Keystroke V, which would enable the hand tool on click and return to the arrow tool on release).
It would be huge to have this function. Moving in the timeline is something every editor does on every project and the button right under your finger is the best place to put it.
Clicking the scroll wheel is the middle mouse button. Every mouse I've used since the late 90s has had one.
I get that it's probably just a misunderstanding though, and hope this idea gets considered.
Mike Kawalski commented
"Most users don’t have middle mouse buttons, which makes it hard for us to rely on its presence."
Why does Premiere have the setting "Timeline Mouse Scrolling" which means using the mouse wheel, which means the user has a middle mouse button? (only very old mice have wheels that aren't buttons)
All other *professional* editing software, except Premiere supports middle mouse. Even After Effects, Audition & Captivate.
Please show us Adobe's hardware surveys of mice types.
Firefox's survey doesn't list mice. https://data.firefox.com/dashboard/hardware
Steam's survey doesn't list mice.
Amazon's top 50 best selling mice--only 1 doesn't have a middle mouse button.
Logitech sold $129 million worth of pointing devices in 2018, and $131 million in 2019. Guess how many mice Logitech made in the last decade that don't have middle mouse buttons?
All desktops sold from HP, Dell, and Lenovo in recent years come with mice with middle mouse buttons.
Don't forget to count all Windows laptops, where you can assign a gesture as a middle mouse button (in Windows 10).
Hey Adobe any love for this request?
Justin Kroger commented
Please add center mouse button functionality. specifically an option to HOLD the center mouse button and have it auto change back when you release the center button.
FOR EXAMPLE: I have the Razor Blade tool selected and I want to move across the timeline so I press and hold the center mouse button for the hand tool. Right now in adobe premiere, the hand tool is absolutely useless because it takes so long to switch back and forth between your tools... also please make it assignable to be LATCH (auto returns to previous tool when the center button is released) and LOCK (toggle between 2 assigned keys when center button is pressed)
Avinash Lobo commented
Having to press H just to pan the timeline is a nuisance.
I was going to say it was a 'drag', but that would make it less serious...
Seriously though, Adobe, please add MMB support to pan the panels.
Yes like in Resolve, where holding down the middle mouse can be used as a hand tool to shift the timeline horizontally.