Zoom with scroll wheel / Pan with middle click
A lot of softwares have same useful navigation-shortcuts, which illustrator doesn't have;
Zoom = scroll wheel
pan = middle click
It is confusing, if you want to switch illustrator with other softwares (like autocad or even Photoshop).
It would be useful, If changing default setting is possible.
We have added a preference to enable ‘Zoom with Mouse Wheel’. Go to Preferences→ General→ Enable ‘Zoom with Mouse Wheel’.
Also, now you can pan the doucment using the middle click of the mouse.
Both of these functionality are available since January 2021 release (version 25.1) onwards.
You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html
Thank you for all the feedback
Jordi Vives commented
ADOBE After Effects has that, you only have to do a copy paste. For real Adobe... Zoom and Pan in Illustrators works more similar to MS Word than one of your best programs such as After Effects.
I can't understant how it's still working that way... Wake up! That's a must have!!
You can surely use an AutoHotKey script (only for Windows) to get it work, like this article says (in Russian only, but it's not that hard to understand):
But if AI could allow this right from the fresh start, people would definitely use it.
Carl Green commented
When this type of view navigation is as natural as breathing to you, any other way is frustrating to say the least. GET THIS DONE ADOBE!
I have recently been using and learn CAD for my job and I would love to see the pan scroll wheel function and a few other feathers that CAD offers integrated with Adobe products especially Illustrator. The middle click to pan and the continue arc functions are the two I would really love to see in the next Illustrator update.
This would improve workflow 10 fold. Sick of holding down the spacebar, dragging the mouse, holding option while scrolling, all while this could merely be done with a single gesture of the mouse.