Thanks for the input.
Personally I think that keyboard shortcuts are a little “Windows 3.1 - Command Line”. They work and definitely speed things up, but they are NOT intuitive, they have to be learned.
It seems to me that if you can have a button in Scrivener for:
Which I never use.
That having the option to have a “Format Painter” button, which I use multiple times a session when I am using Word, is only common sense.
It is also worth pointing out that not all shortcut keys are available, especially if like me you customize your keyboard using a macro program like Auto Hot keys.
On my keyboard for example I have set the F11 key to be “Volume Up”. In Scrivener however the F11 key is a shortcut for “Enter Full Screen”. Fortunately, there is a button I can press on the main Scrivener interface to enter full screen, so it isn’t a problem, but otherwise it would be.
I guess then a second related “Wishlist” would be to be able to customise the buttons so you can add ones that you use frequently, and that are already available as keyboard shortcuts.
Project Statistics etc
There are literally dozens of them in the program, and they are currently all buried in menus.
Remembering them all is simply not going to happen for most average users.
If it were possible to set them as buttons then it would make it much more intuitive and easy to test out the features of the program and see which ones you genuinely use.
As long as there was always an option to “Return to default” you could do this without fear.
I have a 20 inch monitor, which is probably pretty standard now and you could easily get in another ten buttons on the font line without taking up any more workspace. If they were an additional ten buttons that the user chose to fit their workstyle, and enabled them to “unbury” them from the menus, then that would definitely improve day to day use of the program.
At the moment I suspect most of them just go unused, which is a shame.
I didn’t even know format painter was available as a keyboard shortcut for example until I posted here out of frustration and I have been using the program regularly for many months, and I am sure I am not alone.