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This is a feature request for this:
Zoom the selected area of the chart. An area in the chart can be selected by mouse. Currently, the normal hold+drag in the chart does the horizontal panning. We can use a modifier key like Ctrl or Alt for selecting the chart. A double click restores back the chart to the original size (bar spacing and right bar).

This behavior is available in many popular charting software. For thinkofswim, this is the documentation (https://tlc.thinkorswim.com/center/howToTos/thinkManual/charts):
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Zoom In / Zoom Out. These icons help you set up the desirable scale. Note that you can also zoom in on a specified chart area simply by selecting it with the pointer (see Active Tool below) or scrolling up while holding the Ctrl button. You can also click Ctrl+ and Ctrl- to zoom in and zoom out.
Active Tool. By default, your active tool is the pointer (which enables you to zoom in on desirable areas by selecting them, activate and modify drawings, etc). This control, however, lets you choose another tool, e.g., a pan, which enables you to re-position your viewing area by dragging-and-dropping, or a Drawing tool.
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#1
You can already hold Ctrl and scroll the mouse wheel to zoom in/out.
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#2
That scroll-wheel zoom is with keeping the right bar of the chart static and zooms right side of the chart.

This request is to zoom any particular segment of the chart whichever is of interest for study. Also in this case, the zoom level is decided by number of bars selected (fill the view area with selected number of bars).
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No, you can drag to a segment of interest and zoom in/out with Ctrl or Alt pressed.
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#4
I am talking about this feature - https://youtu.be/z74yHS-l74s?t=83
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#5
Now I see what you mean, thanks for the link. There is an advantage only when the chart has a very low bar spacing (1-4) applied and you want to zero in on its segment.

But when zooming in from typical time frames of a hundred bars the difference would be indistinguishable. For the most part it would just duplicate the existing mouse wheel zoom.
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