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No horizontal MOUSE WHEEL scrolling in Present Mode

Hello, I have been working on a landing page for Desktop view and tried to create a horizontal scrolling section, but it’s not a true ‘‘horizontal scrolling’’ but rather a horizontal “swiping/dragging” section.

Is there any way to scroll horizontally when the the MOUSE WHEEL scrolls up/down in Present Mode?
Not just drag the clipped content with the mouse.

No, it’s not possible, you need a mouse or other device that can scroll horizontally.

So it seems you are very sure about this.
May I ask then, how on earth did he manage to tdo this on this prototype?https://www.figma.com/proto/he2EO6ZD0rCwRNYPuZOozg/Horizontal-scrolling-example?embed_host=spectrum&kind=&node-id=1%3A2&scaling=min-zoom

edit: just to say that I don’t need to hold SHIFT to scroll horizontally as the prototype suggests. Just mouse. Plain scroll up/down.

Why not duplicate the file to your drafts and check how it’s made? (p.s. there is nothing special there, just horizontal scrolling on nested frames.) https://www.figma.com/file/he2EO6ZD0rCwRNYPuZOozg/Horizontal-scrolling-example?node-id=1%3A2

It seems like this is working if there is no vertical scroll in the frame. Not sure when this was added but seems new, it didn’t work last time I checked.

BTW regarding Shift, it’s also a good way to scroll horizontally if your system supports this kind of shortcut (it’s not a Figma-specific thing, I believe it should work on modern Windows but I have no way to check).

Currently, horizontal scrolling with the mouse wheel up/down works only if any Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Watch) is selected in the prototype settings. If a device other than Apple is selected, scrolling the mouse wheel up/down will not scroll horizontally.