Selecting the Working Area

The scroll bars at the right and bottom edges of a window allow you to move through the working area in either a vertical or horizontal direction.

Figure. Arrange window showing scroll bars.

You can move the visible section by clicking the scroll arrows, or dragging the scroller. There are two points to note:

Use the Page Up, Page Down, Page Left, and Page Right key commands to scroll one page up, down, left, or right, as if you had clicked in the gray area (in the scroll bar) above or below the vertical scroller, or to the left or right of the horizontal scroller.

Figure. Score Editor showing page up and page down area in scroll bar.

The Page Top, Page Bottom, Page Left-Most, and Page Right-Most key commands move the visible section of the working area to the top, bottom, left, or right, just as if you had moved one of the scrollers to one of its extreme positions.

In the Arrange area, Event List, Hyper Editor, and Piano Roll Editor, View > Scroll to Selection moves the visible section of the edit window to the first set of selected events. This function is available as a key command and works in the currently active window.

Note: When a marquee selection is active, using this key command moves the visible section of the edit window to mirror the marquee selection.

To scroll both vertically and horizontally at the same time
Do one of the following:
  • Press Shift-Control, click-hold the Arrange window background, then drag it in the desired direction.

  • Click-hold the Arrange window background with the third mouse button (the mouse wheel, for example), then drag in the desired direction.

    The distance of the mouse pointer from the initial clicked position determines the scrolling speed.

Note: This second option only works if you haven’t assigned the third mouse button to a global command, such as Exposé, for example.