Yes! By default in Surfer 8 and above, zoom commands stay available. The zoom command buttons on the View tab are multi-use instances. After clicking the command, click on the plot window where you want to zoom. The display updates and the command stays activated. Click again on the plot window to zoom again. When you have the zoom at the desired level, click the View zoom command again to deactivate it or press the ESC key on the keyboard.
The mouse wheel can also be used. Rotate the mouse wheel forward to zoom in, rotate the mouse wheel backward to zoom out. Press and hold the mouse wheel down to pan the view.
Updated September 27, 2016