Dual screen obtuseness--mine

I have hunted in the documentation and the fora and can’t seem to get this question sorted out.

Dual display, full-screen.

I have a large monitor on the left, and my MBP 13" on the right. I want the usual scrivener display on the right (I’ll show my research), and Full screen on the left (I’ll show the text I’m writing).

Do I split the scrivener view or not? What preferences?( I suspect I can rearrange the Display preferences to make the monitor the main window, but then that would screw up all my other programs.)

I’d welcome advice, even at the level of : first do this, then do that, then do this other thing.



Take a look at the “Full Screen” pane of the preferences. By default the main window gets hidden when you enter full screen, but you can turn that behaviour off in this preference pane, which you will want to do - so un-tick “Hide main window when entering full screen mode”. You may also want to tick “Open full screen on secondary screen when available”. That way, you can move Scrivener’s main window to your other screen and hit full screen, and it should open in the other window.

Hope that helps.

All the best,

When I said “obtuse” I meant obtuse! Thanks, this solves it. The only thing different was your advice to move the Scrivener display itself. “Main window” for me meant what the display preferences defines as “main window,” that is, the one with the pulldowns etc… But there is also the “scrivener main window” that has the binder in it. D’oh.

Your patience with the thick is one reason (among many many) we’re so fond of Scrivener and its human network.

Kevin (not Keith)

There’re more friggin Kevins aboard this old tub, now, than there are Portlanders (bilge rattus rattus)!! :open_mouth:
Something should be done about it!!
Concerned of Stockport.

Actually, Russell Baker wrote a column, 25 years ago or so, called “Too Many Kevins,” as if there could be such a thing! But it’s interesting to think about what post WWII phenomenon made this an attractive name in the US (it was so rare in the mid-50s that some people didn’t know how to pronounce it). I am told in the UK it is “naff” and heavily associated with working class. Those Brits! It’s ALWAYS about class, isn’t it?