See related topic:viewtopic.php?f=31&p=6695#p6695
Bug report added:http://www.ribbonsoft.com/bugtracker/in ... ask_id=655
For now some ways to aid the 'Viewing':
1. Use View list - go to main menu > View > View List (GV), with this feature you can set as many unique views as you need e.g. you can zoom in on a certain area of your drawing and 'save' that view and return to it when you need to.
2. Use View ports - go to Application Preferences (to set up 'Default view ports for all new drawings) or Drawing Preferences (for current drawing only) > Layout > View ports. Use this option e.g. Set up a Two Vertical View ports so that you can work in either of them with a 'saved' view (maybe Zoomed right in) in the View list as mentioned above!
3. Use Mouse wheel/two finger swipe for use with either Mouse,Trackpad or Multi touch Mouse - set up via main menu > Application Preferences > Graphics View > Navigation.
* Personally I tend to use a combination of the mouse to zoom in/out and the View list and View ports.
Re - 'upper left box', if you mean the reset/idle arrow icon - this tool bar also functions to show option fields for other tools for example 'Line from Angle' (LA).
Is this the box you mean Dave?