I come from paint shop pro, which has the neat effect of centering the image wherever the cursor is when zooming. In this way you can scroll around the image simply by zooming in and out while moving the cursor. Also it is more intuitive to me than zoom 'n pan because I want to see the part I am working on in context and it is rarely centered vis-a-vis the object. Zooming to the center of the view window virtually never shows me what I want to see.
Is there a hot-key, or has someone suggested this before?