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Zoom with scroll wheel jumps too much

In the last days I noticed a change in the feature of zooming with Ctrl+scroll wheel. It used to be much smoother. Now it jumps from 26% to 100% to 381% to 1449% :neutral_face:

This is a feature I use all the time to navigate my projects and this change prevents me from having adequate control over the view of my canvas. I need more intermediate steps in zooming, just like before this change.

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Completely agree. It jumps way too much.


I just noticed this as well. On my Desktop version, the CTRL+Middle mouse wheel scroll, increases from 100% to 534% with just one click. Whilst in a normal browser, this increases by only 5% intervals.

Maybe this only is an error in Windows 8.1 ?! I use a Windows 10 machine at work, but can only verify this tomorrow.


It works fine here. Windows 10 Version 21H1.
Have you checked the scroll wheel setting of your pc?

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Oh wow, I thought this was just me! So apparently it is an issue with the latest update… :thinking: Before it wouldn’t scroll in too close too soon, but now I’m a bit surprised with it.


Totally agree. Same issue. Just hoping, that this is an error, but not a new feature

  1. Today morning i’m facing issues with zoom in and out, now it gradually zooms in with ctrl+ scroll, before is zooms slowly. Now it has become difficult to zoom perfectly in any area to work

I have the same. Have you resolve this problem yet?

I checked my work PC and can confirm this is not an issue in Windows 10. So this is only an issue on lower version. But it used to work, so the programmers of Figma must have changed something. Please correct this issue, because its in integral part of designing, zooming in and out constantly.

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Good news, today it’s working fine! :dancer:

Hopefully it’s just an error and not a new feature.

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I too can confirm it seems to work again. But… does this mean there was a bug? Or does this mean Figma Desktop is updated without us knowing? Or something else?

This was due to fixing one problem, but led to another. You can find out more in this topic: Windows pinch zoom on figma is too fast (HDPI drivers)

It zooms in a crazy amount and out a crazy amount.
The only way I can zoom on laptop is ctrl + scroll.