anyway to make the 3d view like before 100%


in 2.49b , the view control system was perfect
although I’m changing the settings in control alt U [user preferences]
I can’t get it back like in 2.49b

please help.

What can’t you do exactly ?

aha, I should have turned off rotate around selection

but here goes a Question.

when I press numpad [.] then the views goes to the selected object, which is a good thing, but why it gets that near? can i keep some sort of a distance?

Not that I know of, but is scrolling out that hard really?