When I pan with the Shift + MMB, it doesn't work. I think I might have accidentally pressed some sort of key-shortcut. It works for other views, so it's not my mouse. What sort of shortcut could I have pressed?
If reloading the factory settings in File>>Load Factory Settings helps, then you can check your mouse settings in the user preferences, input tab:
In the example, the checkboxes are set to pan with MMB and rotate with ShiftMMB.
If that's not the reason, it might be that you are in perspective mode and you have zoomed in a lot. Does the 3d view display 'Persp' in the top left corner? NUMPAD5 or holding NUMPAD- will repair that.
I had the same problem, and this solution worked:
- Hit N in the 3D view to open the Properties region.
- In the View submenu, turn off Lock to Cursor or Lock to Object.
It's not unlikely that a relatively inexperienced user would not realize that this setting exists, or would not know how to restore it.
protected by David♦ Oct 13 '15 at 0:49
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