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matlab 2019b plot zoom in does not work

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Jia Zhang
Jia Zhang on 5 Nov 2019
Answered: Lin SC on 5 Aug 2020
Hi there,
I just update to the new version of matlab 2019b, but when I plot, the zoom in , zoom out button doesn't work at all. can anyone help?
Thanks a lot!
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Ajay Pattassery
Ajay Pattassery on 12 Nov 2019
Is there any error coming in the MATLAB command window while zooming in.
Meanwhile, You could execute the following command on the command window
zoom on
and click on the figure window to zoom.
Refer zoom for more info

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Answers (5)

Paul Macey
Paul Macey on 3 Dec 2019
I have the same problem - I'm sure it's something simple.

Kristin Kaspersen
Kristin Kaspersen on 20 Jan 2020
Same problem here as well. In some figures, I can zoom normally, but in other figures, nothing happens when I try to zoom in. There's no error message and I can drag the rectangle that indicates the zoom region, but the figure is not updated/zoomed in.

laurent jalabert
laurent jalabert on 21 May 2020
same problem, using subplot programmably on R2018b. But zoom in is sometimes working, and sometimes not, while running exactely the same program on different data files. So it is really strange. Still I could not find the reason.

Rafael Cordero
Rafael Cordero on 7 Jul 2020
Also have the same problem.
Pretty shocking it still hasn't been addressed...
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Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 7 Jul 2020
Please contact Technical Support using the telephone icon in the upper-right corner of this page. Provide them with the exact steps you follow where you try to zoom into a plot and work with them to determine the cause.
None of the posts previously provided enough information to be able to determine what caused it to "not work" (nor really what "not work" means -- did it throw an error? Issue a warning? Not zoom in but leave the view unchanged?) and without that it's difficult if not impossible to determine how to address it.

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Lin SC
Lin SC on 5 Aug 2020
Have same problem!
Same code, operating system, matlab version(2019b)... etc, but on different PCs.
The figure in first PC, the interaction icon on the upper-right corner of axes.
It can zoom in/out by using scroll wheel.
The figure in second PC, no icon on the axes, and zoom in/out function doesn't work.
no warning or error message.
Still could not find the reason.


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