Can I add to this requesting that Bookmarks remembers its last selected state for that particular document, as it did in last version? I used to use Corkboard view a lot, and the corresponding Notes view would be in Project Notes when Corkboard is clicked and no specific document selected, and then would switch to Document Notes when I selected a document.
This is not the case in new Scrivener, as it simply stays in Bookmarks Document View whether I am in Corkboard with no files selected, or in a particular file in the other editor.
This was extremely helpful and intuitive. Can we reinstate this for Bookmarks please?
If I correctly understand the impact of what you’re claiming, this means—if, for instance I’ve started a new project from a template—I have to remember to switch to the bookmarks tab and select my preferred view before saving a layout (my preferred bookmarks view being, as I said, Document Bookmarks as opposed to Project Bookmarks.)
I don’t think so. I’m pretty comfortable with the idea of Layouts as a set of grouped Presets that work together, so that a preferred view of Doc Bookmarks (as opposed to Project Bookmarks or perhaps Custom Meta Data) is matched with preferred pane widths and Group Mode. A choice embedded in Layouts is more granular and flexible than a singular pref in Settings. And it’s much easier to set up the layout you want and save it than it is to tick Settings boxes.
But I’ve also long considered the Inspector Pane to be one of Scrivener’s few design miscues, as it requires us to choose between Bookmarks and Keywords, for example, as we view a document, rather than splitting the pane to let us arrange our own preferred view. I’d use Keywords a lot more if I could see 'em with the Bookmarks.
Those inspector tabs are tiny and remote for controls which see so much activity and have no keyboard/toolbar equivalents. About 1.75" for the five in my setup, on the lower edge of the screen, a challenge to fine motor skills. And the monochrome content indicator is period-sized.
These controls would be much better atop, as counterpart to editor history and splitters. Same size but no similar difficulties. Better still would be resizeable panels, so that notes, keywords and refs would no longe…
In any event, if we know where the setting lives, we can change the view once instead of every time we fire up. I’m pretty sure you’ve been seeing Project Bookmarks as default because that view was live in the Inspector last time you saved your active Layout.
The inspector should remember whether you were viewing Document or Project bookmarks and keep it that way until you manually switch it, with the exception of special folders (Draft, Research, Draft) which cannot have document bookmarks and therefore always show project bookmarks. There’s a bug here though in that after the inspector has shown metadata for one of these folders, it is not correctly restoring the document bookmarks view when you switch to anything else. I’ve made a note of that.
This is the only way I’ve reproduced the inspector switching back to project bookmarks when I’ve left it on document bookmarks, but it sounds like you’re seeing this in other cases. If that’s so, could you provide steps so I can ensure that’s included in the bug report?
Fixing that should solve the main problem, but also I’ll note that although not currently possible, it’s planned for there to be a keyboard shortcut (or the ability to create one) to switch between the bookmark views so mouse toggling isn’t necessary.