I wanted a transparent icon so I thought I could make one with space as a text icon but hell no, it made Scrivener load indefinitely and now I’m stuck.
The thing is, I can’t suppress it now : each time I right-click, it freezes (even in the “Documents > Change Icon” menu).
I tried to look in Settings/ui.ini but I can’t find anything here.
It’s so dumb ! Help, I can’t right-click !
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As for your current issue :
If you can’t change the icon but the project opens, copy the text from the problematic document to a new document and then delete the faulty one ?
If you have snapshots you want to preserve, you can export them via the snapshots manager…
Or create new snapshots in the new document via a good couple of manipulations…
I think you should open a support ticket with the techs from LL.
This is something they might be able to fix, if they can go to where in the project’s guts it says what document uses what icon.
(And I am pretty sure they’ll at least want to know about the issue.)
I don’t think us mortal users will be of much help.
@VagabondFrog If you haven’t already, find your project on your hard drive, zip it and place that zipped copy of your project somewhere you’ll later easily find it if needed. (Do not trust Scrivener to zip you a backup of your project. Do it yourself, manually.)
I would advise that you don’t do much else Scrivener-wise until you ear from LL.
Even the project that caused the issue to begin with works as it should.
Whatever trying to use a space as a text icon did, it did to the software and not to the project as it would seem at first look.
When trying to first fix my test project, I saw that the icon listed was still a standard image icon. (But that’s in my case, because that’s what the document had for an icon previously, and not the default icon.) ← My point being that your project is likely fine.
You’ll have to save your preferences (whatever you do do not right click anywhere, use the top menus only) and then reinstall.
This is not LL official support. I am just a user, not affiliated in any way.
That’s a pretty nasty bug! The problem is that “Recently Used” icons are stored globally in the registry, which would explain why the problem spreads everywhere. It can thus be much more surgically removed in RegEdit (for those willing to do so), by deleting the following key while Scrivener is closed: