How do I zoom with Ctrl instead of Alt on Windows in Adobe CC?

In Windows, the standard scroll-wheel zoom key is Ctrl. Pretty much everything follows this standard, including all web browsers, Word, Explorer, even Adobe Reader. Except Adobe Creative Cloud software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.). It uses the Alt key instead.

This drives me nuts. Switching between all of these programs has my fingers in a frazzle. I keep using the wrong key in the wrong program.

To make matters worse, I also use Macintosh PCs on a daily basis (school vs home), and they use Alt to zoom. I could deal with the differences between MacOS and Windows just fine, except Adobe CC on Windows has to come in and throw a spanner in the works.

Is there a way to scroll-wheel zoom with Ctrl in Adobe CC software on Windows, instead of Alt?


I believe you got 3 options:

  1. There’s the Zoom with scroll wheel, so you can zoom just by using the scroll wheel.
  2. There’s the cmd+space + mouse click zooming (alt+space for zooming out).
  3. …and the same thing as the previous method, except instead of a mouse click, you mouse drag sideways with the mouse while pressing down those same modifier keys. Also works if you switch to the zoom tool (Z), if you’re not a fan of modifier keys at all

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