Device knobs impossible to control when zoomed in 9.1 (Mac)

Getting a really weird behaviour under 9.1 that didn't happen under 9.0.x or 8.x

I do online teaching, and when broadcasting or recording assessments of student work, I use the zoom feature on the Mac that's enabled in System Preferences > Accessibility.  However, since the update to 9.1, if I'm zoomed in, device controls (knobs in particular) are impossible to control.  They jump to extremes and don't revert to normal behaviour until I zoom out.

Has anyone else seen this, or can you reproduce?  I've tried different mice, no change.  It's still fine in 8, and all other apps.

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scissorkicks 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • TravisSpomer
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    Have you checked out the hidden Absolute Mouse Mode option? Sounds like it may help (it's not JUST for tablets/pens):

    https://www.ableton.com/en/articles/wacom-support/

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • onguitar
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    I tried the Absolute Mouse Mode option.  It didn't fix it.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • onguitar
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    I'm having the same kind of problem with Ableton Live 8 in Windows 8.1.

    Everything works except trying to move volume sliders, pan faders, and the zoom, they jump to extremes or are very very hard to control.

    I've posted this elsewhere and haven't gotten any response.  Have you learned anything since posting this?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • djshiner
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    i have the same problem - sent in a support email - waiting for response - mac osx 10.7.5  ableton suite 9.1  - everything was fine until i updated to 9.1

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • ronin
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    Hi, this is bugging the living hell out of me. Likewise I'm teaching Live at a college and use the Mac system screen zoom *all* the time... I have implemented the Absolute Mouse Option to make it a little better, but then you can't hold down Cmd to fine tune a parameter. Very surprised this hasn't been picked up on and fixed yet.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • RobPaper
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    bump I have this problem on windows 8 in live 8 also. it is worse when using a usb mouse. it is less of a problem if I use the trackpad on the laptop. I found that if I go slow it does not jump to extremes. like if I click and wait to start moving. has anyone received an answer from ableton yet after a year?

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • scissorhand26
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    Would really really like an answer to this as well. Keep checking back to this page but seems like no one has had any luck. I don't have the largest screen so made a habit of zooming in. Now it's a huge hassle.

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • landrummer
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    Having same problem when zooming. Using Ableton 9.1.8 with OS X 10.10.2. Please help? 

    3 months ago | 0 comments
  • UndercoverClown!
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    Hi Everyone!!!

    I have the same misbehaviour with volume faders,etc. since I´m on Windows 8.1!

    I requested help from ableton support! They told me it´s a Windows based problem!

    Everything works when my PC-Display settings are not in a user custom mode,that means screenresolutions of 100%,125% or 150%. But as soon as I set the resolution to values between the given 3 Windows Standard Display Settings and I start Ableton Live 9 again I get these stupid error on faders & knobs ... a whole year,I guess,I´m in 125%-mode & in Live´s built-in zoom option in the preferences I´ve got a setting of 132 and no Error! But the problem is,when I open my 3rd-partie-VST´s their UserInterface is unfortunately very small and the descriptions are too difficult for me to see,cause the 3rd-partie-VST´s don´t change their size,no matter how much I change Live´s built-in zoom!?! Now I hope the upgrade on Windows 10 will fix the issue for me,cause the update to Live 9.2 didn´t!?! That´s all I can tell you about this annoying feature,but out of this there´s not much to cry about for me in Ableton Live 9!!!;)

     

    1 month ago | 0 comments

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