back button doesn't behave as expected

Here’s the sequence that works:

  1. I have a document open in an editor
  2. I grab some text and drag it to a folder which creates a new document
  3. I click the back button and I’m returned to my original document, with the text still selected

Here’s the sequence that doesn’t:

  1. I select several documents and edit them together using Edit Scrivenings
  2. I grab some text and drag it to a folder which creates a new document
  3. I click the back button, and I’m returned to the first of the multiple documents which I was editing, with nothing selected, rather than being returned to the point where I was editing.

I love the navigation in Scrivener – it’s way way better than working with a linear document in most word processors – but this inconsistency is frustrating.

Edit Scrivenings sessions aren’t saved in the navigation history, that’s why you see this behaviour; Edit Scrivenings can take a while to compile, so having these sessions get reassembled during navigation could significantly slow down navigation.
All the best,
Keith