I presume this pertains specifically to Netbooks.
This is going to sound very weird, predominantly cause I doubt Scrivener was ever designed for Netbooks, but here goes.
In 1024*600 (Netbook default) Resolution [Editor mode]:
- Close the Info bar (right hand side bar).
- Unminimize Scrivener.
At the bottom of the screen, you should see the bar telling you your word count and character count.
- Click on the Infobar.
You will notice that the footer bar will disappear. poof
Now, I’m guessing that because the “Info bar” is set at a particular height in an “unminimized” mode, it overshoots what can be displayed on a 1024*600 resolution, and hence the footer disappears.
Additionally, you will be unable to resize the unminimized Scrivener window. It just wouldn’t allow it. I couldn’t, for the love of me, find a way to change the height of the Info bar when in this mode.
For the liberty of testing this, I expanded my resolution to 1024*768, and sure enough, I could see the footer bar at the bottom of the window, but I still could not change the window size.
- If you close the info bar and try to move the window around, the footer bar will come back.
As a proof of concept, here’s a video: youtube.com/watch?v=9MgDMyDKUGc
(Yes, it is Windows XP. I simply tweaked things to get it to look like that cause working in a small resolution doesn’t do good for easy access to files )