I’m not sure of the intended functionality of the Scratchpad.
This is from the rc9 draft manual:
What’s the intention? Launchable from outside Scrivener if Scrivener is running the the BG? Launchable within Scrivener then toggleable from outside Scrivener?
IOW, what was it indended to do/be?
(BTW, the shortcut now seems to be Alt-Shift-Enter, but that seems to work only from within Scrivener. And it sometimes, but not always, brings the Scratchpad to the front. With the Scratchpad open and hidden, it took three keypresses to bring it forward. The first did nothing. The second closed it. The third relaunched it and brought it to the front.)