in all previous version of Cubase, when one would click and drag on the timeline and use the cursor to locate + zoom simultaneously, the location of the mouse pointer does not scale. for example, in Cubase 7.5 if I click and drag downwards on the timeline, the cursor locks to the position of the mouse pointer and stays this way while zooming (up+down movements while holding the click) and locating (horizontal movements while holding the click).
However, while doing the same click and drag in Cubase 8, the cursor becomes ‘detached’ from the mouse pointer, and does not scale 1:1 when zooming in or out and locating at the same time. I often use the cursor as a point of reference, and being able to locate and zoom at the same time is a huge priority of mine as far as workflow efficiency is concerned.
I am using windows 8.1 and Cubase 8 64 bit. was able to replicate this both in and out of projects as it seems to be a transport/mouse issue rather than project related