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Lock horizontal scroll

I read in continuous page view and zoom to have the content take 100% of the screen width. When I scroll down to continue reading, the horizontal scroll is completely "free", so I have to keep having the page centered all the time. This would be much easier if the horizontal scroll was locked or at least " harder”, like more sticky. I've seen this done in other apps.

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Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
completed  ·  AdminXodo (Support, Xodo) responded  · 

Thanks everyone for your feedback! We’ve made the horizontal scroll sticky, so you can read a zoomed-in document without loosing your position. We also maintain the zoom level when changing pages in non-continuous mode.

If you are looking for locking the zoom level and the scroll position, this can be done from the View Mode dialog > Crop Pages.


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  • WikiSteve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you! There used to be an open source pdf reader that did this and I've never found another that does horizonal lock till now. Best feature ever.

  • Y commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There should be an option to completely lock horizontal pan in vertical scroll mode. The problem is panning of the page engages to quickly requiring manual re-centering.

  • Aidan Horn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I really need a horizontal scroll lock (not just a sticky scroll), but the comment above by Xodo Support taught me about the crop pages feature which works nicely.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Guys we need a lock horizontal scroll button please. Even though its sticky, still scrolling downwards in "continuous" mode is zig zaggy

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As Heidi said. I cannot tell any difference. The page is free left to right.
    Any comments from the development team?

  • Heidi Song commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I appreciate the updates but sorry, I can't see why you marked this feature request done. Maintaining zoom level across page changes is helpful, as is page cropping, but neither of these is a substitute for having a horizontal lock on each page. You said the horizontal zoom level is now 'sticky' but I can't tell any difference from before, the document still jiggles left to right. I know what a horizontal scroll lock is (as I'm sure that everyone who voted for it does) and, to put it bluntly, this ain't it. Unless anyone can show me what I' missing here, I'll be reopening this request soon..

  • Rogério Bordini commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Many thanks for including this feature! Now the app is perfect in my opinion!
    However, I didn't find the zoom level lock option on the Crop Pages.
    Are you going to launch it on the next app update?

  • Neil Haddy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is probably THE feature that would make this an unbeatable app. I invariably use my tablet in landscape mode and find it frustrating having to zoom all the time. Other than that, it's an excellent app.

  • Yogesh Patel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is another idea in these forums with titled lock zoom level, which is similar to this suggestion, the votes for both ideas should be combined because it is the same idea.

  • Yogesh Patel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add this feature, I have seen in other apps that there is a button or some option to lock the pdf view in place. So, that i touch the screen by mistake then it wont move. Please add this and after this feature this app is as good as anything else on the market on ios or android

  • Oldkraut commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lock the zoom level is a must have!
    And please: set vertical scrolling mode as a default option in settings so that we do not need to set this for each PDF.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Rendering should take priority over viewing. But viewing should take priority over editing. What's the point of having lots of fancy ways to mark up a pdf when you can't scroll through a book or document at a comfortable zoom level? Horizontal lock is really a make or break feature of a pdf app because so many documents have pages of different widths /fonts. The user interface of Ezpdf is incredibly dated but I'm still using that app rather than yours because it has the horizontal lock feature. Introduce it, and I'll be a xodo convert in a snap.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 for this. I'm amazed at how much this app has developed in the last year. Horizontal scroll lock I think would bring it to a whole new level.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 please make the horizontal lock option for zoomed pdf.
    Moon Reader on Android has this function.
    Your app is the best pdf app in Windows Store.

  • Dan Manheim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think this is similar to the padlock zoom feature someone else suggested.

    Goodreader on iOS has a good implementation of this where you can select where you want to crop margins and it will maintain those cropped margins on each page. Useful to make sure content always fills the viewable area with maximum zoom without having to pan.

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