I guess the title says it all. I was looking for a way to e.g. hold down a modifier key and "grab" the storyboard so that I can stop trying to aim for the scrollbars every time I want to scroll freely with a mouse.

I found this key chart http://cocoasamurai.blogspot.se/2011/03/xcode-4-keyboard-shortcuts-now.html but it didn't help.

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    This is about a development tool and so would be on topic in StackOverflow it is also on topic here but I suspect there are more Xcode users on SO so try migrating it to there.
    – mmmmmm
    Mar 17, 2013 at 12:26
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    Actually, it's primarily about how multitouch and mouse let a window to scroll. Yes, the tool is for developers, but there is no code here so it's fine to ask here.
    – bmike
    May 28, 2014 at 18:10

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Smart Scroll will help you here. Though it has many features, one of it is grab and scroll, which is exactly what you need.

  • That looks interesting, thanks. I'll have to check it out further
    – Andreas
    Mar 18, 2013 at 15:04
  • The grab feature had uneven sensitivity on the two axes and didn't feel right, but its vector scrolling is more comfortable anyway. Very good app.
    – Andreas
    Jun 25, 2015 at 18:25

It depends on what type of mouse you're using, but on my magic mouse, I can scroll the storyboard in any direction by dragging one finger over the mouse.

You can also move it around with the command key and arrow keys:

⌘ → Scroll right

⌘ ← Scroll left

⌘ ↓ Scroll down

⌘ ↑ Scroll up

Note that you'd have to give the storyboard focus first, by clicking in a blank area.

  • Thanks, didn't know that, pretty handy. Unfortunately I have a logitech mouse :)
    – Andreas
    Mar 18, 2013 at 15:03

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