Not really a bug, but since Scrivener no longer uses the central preferences file to store view settings, perhaps 1.03 should go through and clean out the preferences file of all these old values. It isn’t a huge thing, but some of us that have been with the project from the start probably have needlessly massive preference files. I manually deleted mine and reset my preferences. It went from 88kb to 3kb.
I would actually recommend users do this manually. For anybody listening, here’s how:
- Go to Scrivener > Preferences…, and from the pop-up button at the bottom of the preferences panel, save your preferences. This will save your all of your core preferences as an XML file.
- Close Scrivener.
- Using Finder, search for com.literatureandlatte.scrivener.plist.
- Trash the com.literatureandlatte.scrivener.plist file. This will junk all of the extraneous view settings that got saved in that file prior to 1.02.
- Launch Scrivener again. You will need to re-enter your licence information, which is stored in the preferences file.
- Go to Scrivener > Preferences…, and from the pop-up button at the bottom of the preferences panel, load the preferences file that you saved in Step 1. This will restore everything as you wanted it.
All the best,
Does it bother anything to just leave it alone? I checked my file and it’s only 24kb, which is next to nothing in the scheme of things (imo).
But if things will get confused or something, then I will do as Keith suggests.
my old plist was 236 k big. Now, 8K. And Scrivener is 3 times FASTER…