cannot select documents from the binder

I think I have come across with a bug…
This happens since I updated to Mac OS Yosemite

  1. Open a project in Scrivener
  2. I have the writing panel toggled into two.
  3. It opens the documents from the last session in each panel
  4. I select another document from the binder and they do not appear in the writing panel
  5. There are no crashes, they only do not appear

I am using the latest version of Scrivener
Intel Mac Yosemite


Ok, I got a crashed report.

  1. I opened the latest backup I had to see if I got the same problem
  2. I could select documents form the binder
  3. I close the project, so I could copy the backup to my working folder
  4. Scrivener crashed

Are either of the documents that are currently shown in the split views PDF files? If so, check out this article: PDFs in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) cause editor to become stuck.

As for the crash, does the report mention Growl near the top? If so it’s a known bug that should be fixed soon. It’s a benign crash, as far as I can tell it happens after the project has been successfully closed. I usually don’t even realise it has happened until I start up the next session and see the report.


This problem persists even in the case of non pdf documents.

After the steps listed at didnt help, I resorted to deleting the Settings/ui.plist file within the .scriv package. It then started working again.