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Is there a way to make the scroll wheel zoom instead of scroll through pictures in picasa?

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Is there a way to make the scroll wheel zoom instead of scroll through pictures in picasa?
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The answer to my question is kinda.  In the edit screen, hold the Ctrl key while you move the center scroll wheel to make it zoom instead of scroll.  I assume by the response I got on picasa forum, that there is no way to 'reverse' this, so ctrl makes is scroll instead of zoom.  

Oh well -- It's not as important to me now, as I finally found something free to do what I want.

Just in case anyone else reading this is like me and wants a free program for XP that views pics like in vista (explained below**) then check out http://www.faststone.org/.

FastStone Image Viewer 3.5
FastStone MaxView 2.1

Both of these, work for the task.  And actually in both of these, you can choose exactly how it functions. (i.e. what the arrow keys do, and what the scroll wheel does, etc, etc.)


**I AM NOT SUGGESTING THIS AS A PICASA REPLACEMENT.  I love picasa for what it does.  But just for viewing pics -- I do not like it, as I constantly zoom, and click and grab, when I am scrolling through pics -- and I have gotten used to how easy it is in vista.  I have run into some frustration trying to find app with same view functionality for XP. To be exact....

A program for XP, that will display pics with the following 3 control functions  --

1. Scroll Wheel on mouse zooms in and out of pic [i](preferably zooms towards the place in the picture the pointer is currently hovering over)[/i]
2. When zoomed in, you can click-and-grab the pic, to move it around in the viewable area.  
3. Left and right arrow on keyboard, change to next/prev pic in folder

I finally found it, so I figured I'd share.
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