Is it possible to zoom in on the overview panel itself?

I think having done this in the past, but can't find how again. The overview panel always shows the full extent of the overview layer(s).


  • the overview panel shows the USA.
  • the intended edit scale is at the county level.
  • I like the overview panel to show the state level fe. Texas
  • Once edits are done, move the view zone to another place

With the overview panel, I can only show the USA as a whole. I could create a temporary layer with only the intended edit zone and use that in the overview panel. But that feels awkward and unnecessary.

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Have you considered adding a view? Click on View----> New Map View. You can opt to sync it or not with the main view.

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  • Yes, I am dim. thanks for reminding me ... that's the way I did in the past
    – glenndm
    Aug 24, 2023 at 12:51

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