Hi - over the last two days, since upgrading, I’ve had something funny happen when quitting Scrivener. It’s not dangerous - just a little disconcerting. I also don’t really know if it’s a dropbox problem, or a scriv one.
What happens is this: I finish my little writing session, save, then turn on my router. Then I think of something more I’d like to write, begin typing - and suddenly find myself in fullscreen mode, with no idea how I got there. If I quit Scrivener and then start again, I’ll be back in my normal edit mode with no loss of data. As I say, this isn’t really a problem - it’s just a bit weird. I would like to prevent if from happening in the future, however, if I can. There’s nothing wrong with going into fullscreen mode, obviously, but I’d like to choose when to do it! So - does anyone have any idea how or why this is happening?
Are you hitting the keyboard shortcut somehow (alt-cmd-F)? Scrivener can’t launch full screen on its own - the only way full screen can be called if you go to the menu or hit the keyboard shortcut, so I’m wondering if you are using a similar shortcut for something else and still have it held down, or if your Alt key is sticking or something like that…
All the best,
Thanks for the response, Keith. No, I’m not using any shortcuts at all, not even command-S. But I wondered if it were possible that, rather than clicking in the typing box, I was somehow clicking the fullscreen button instead? This might happen because, when I turn on the router, all the icons I have on my desktop vanish for a moment,then come back, while dropbox syncs. I wouldn’t be surprised if it had the same effect on active programs. The dropbox guys say I should update that program, but I’m not sure that’s necessary. The obvious cure is to be more patient and just (1) either wait for syncing to complete, or (2) wait for my next session,when I’m typing without being online, to do revisions.
I do think it’s a dropbox problem, actually, and not a scrivener one. It’s just a bit strange that it never happened in the earlier version of scrivener.
BTW, Keith, I didn’t manage to replicate the problem just now (though, again, it’s not much of a problem). That’s because I really didn’t want to! And it’s easily avoided if I just wait a bit. I will let you know if I’m able to figure out exactly what I did to bring up the fullscreen mode in the first place.
That is a definite possible explanation (hmm, if a “definite possible” is, uh, possible…). Nothing has changed with regard to full screen mode or the way the toolbar works for this new update, so there should be no reason it would act differently to early iterations, which is strange…
All the best,