distinguishing the active from inactive editor in split screen mode requires eagle eyes

In the holy Scrivener manual:

As you can see from the image below, the header line is blue in both editors. The only distinction is a razor thin darker blue line (on the right in the image below) probably easy to identify for eagles or nocturnal birds and rodents, but challenging for humans.

Is there any way to make it more visible ?

thanks in advance for your time and help

Interesting. In the Windows Scriv v3 beta, there is a clear distinction between active (blue) vs. inactive (not blue). See the screenshot.

I’ve reviewed Options, and cannot locate one that looks relevant.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t help you directly. :frowning: But at least it matches the Mac user manual, which possibly implies some issue on your side, either in your settings or in your Scriv installation itself, which will hopefully be easily fixable, once we figure out what it is. :slight_smile:

Perhaps some Mac user or L&L will come along and confirm how it works for them.

ETA: This post from another Mac user implies that active (blue) vs. inactive (not blue) is working properly for them:


Just for kicks, you might want to try changing your theme, in case that’s a factor.

Check your Navigate -> Binder Selection Affects setting.

The thin blue line indicates the pane where the cursor currently resides. The blue bar indicates the pane(s) affected by the Binder selection. In your screenshot, you appear to have set the Binder to affect both editors.


Okay Katherine, I had no idea Binder Affects had that affect. :blush:

thank you Katherine !