I've just started using Blender - been meaning to for a while but figured I'd wait until there was a somewhat stable 2.8, so I wouldn't have to relearn things.

I'm trying to figure out how to set it so when you zoom using the mouse scroll wheel it will zoom to where the mouse position is instead of making everything go off the screen unless its perfectly centred, as it is infuriating, and annoying having to scroll across after zooming every time.

Doing multiple searches all yields the same result - there's an option in User Preferences under Interface. Except it's missing in 2.8, and it's not under the Input > Mouse section either.

I'm sure it's something simple but can't find any 2.8 documentation.


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Preferences > Interface > View Gizmos > Zoom to mouse position

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You were using a newer version of the 2.8 beta than I was :)

In the latest version its Preferences > Navigation > Zoom :

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the prompt reply but I don't have any of those options. I only just downloaded Blender about a week ago so it should be up to date. Images: imgur.com/a/8rOFBmd imgur.com/a/OibLJDA $\endgroup$
    – TnT
    Commented Jan 16, 2019 at 12:59
  • $\begingroup$ I have modified my answer for the latest version of 2.8 $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 19, 2019 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for updating the answer for 2.8. $\endgroup$
    – RobV8R
    Commented Dec 3, 2020 at 22:09
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! Also, why is it not the default? $\endgroup$
    – ofekp
    Commented Nov 1, 2021 at 21:40
  • $\begingroup$ It's not working at all. Still zooming to my cursor not where I'm looking at $\endgroup$
    – modernator
    Commented Apr 6 at 16:39

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