NO actualy that was not what i said! Read again, see mmb is bound t BOTH zoom and pan, so if you touch the tip to your board you will just zoom never pan! if you dont touch the tip it will pan.
So what i said is inorder TO PAN you may never ever touch the tip to the board! So even if you have it bound right does no difference if you do.
Ps if you missed this point, here you may have missed it when testing too. Dont worry if you did then your the 12 person to not get it! Se tip i left mouse so touching teh tip and pressing the button + alt is ZOOM wich is incidenttaly also what rmb is the confusion is ultracommon, and self reinforcing.
Your last statement is just reinforcing you didnt get it, you may have tho. because if its bound to mmb then hovering will not zoom around test it!
Also chek you havent msitekenly switched teh buttons for some other prog isntad of maya