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I'm just starting to learn QGIS. I'm starting with the basic simple things. Coming from an ArcGIS background, I am used to the mouse wheel action zooming in and out the default ArcGIS way. QGIS default is the opposite. The only option I seem to find about changing mouse action options is to enable or disable the mouse wheel action, but nothing about the altering the action. Can I do this?

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I can't stand how ArcGIS has the reverse zoom direction which is why I always change it when I log onto ArcGIS for the first time. It's counter-intuitive and is opposite to how most other programs behave. Sorry, I don't have an answer for you, just wanted to rant. – Fezter Mar 21 '13 at 1:40
Ya, I was thinking that I'll just change ArcMap and get used to it that way. It's just years of working in that environment and it's hard to break habits! :) – Mike Mar 21 '13 at 16:26
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No, it's not possible to change the direction.

In Options, you can change the zoom speed and behavior (zoom to mouse cursor, zoom, etc.) but not the general direction.

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