I have been using 125%. [For the clear version of things, skip the text just below this and pick up after the asterisks.]
This is totally flaky. I tried and tried to duplicate the problem tonight with typewriter scrolling off and on (I am closing and restarting the program between mode changes) and I could not get things to go wrong. (Exception noted below). I switched to 100% and couldn’t make the problem happen. I switched back to 125% and suddenly I had it again. Once it started up, I could get the same result over and over with scrolling off or on.
The exception I mentioned above is what was happening if I was coming from a document in which the scroll bar was at the bottom of the window. If I clicked in the new/empty document, the scroll bar in it would be at the bottom of the window and the cursor would be hidden at the top. This is the same problem Maria described above. But if the scroll bar had been at the top of the window, that’s where it would be in the new document.
This is getting confusing, so let me regroup and summarize what’s happening.
At 100% view, with typewriter scrolling off or on, everything is working and I don’t see a scrollbar in the window of a new/blank document.
At 125%, with typewriter scrolling on, I had pretty much the same problem I first reported - if I was coming from a document with text that extended more than one screen, I couldn’t click in the bottom of a new/blank document and have the cursor show. There were no scroll bars in the new document.
At 125% with scrolling off, the new/blank document has a scrollbar and the bar is in the same position as the last document I was last in. (If this previous document was a longer one and I was partway into it, the scrollbar showed at the bottom of the blank document’s screen.) When I click in the window of the new/blank document, the cursor is at the top of the document and not in view - I have to go up a screen to see it.
It has to be the 125% zoom level that’s throwing things off. Two different things are happening at that zoom level, depending on whether typewriter scrolling is off or on.
If you can’t duplicate the problem at 125%, I’m beginning to think something has gone wrong with the program or my preferences file. Would it help to trash the preferences file and see what happens, or even trash both the preferences and the program and reinstall Scrivener from scratch?
These things happen in a second project I have, so that should rule out anything being wrong with the projects.