Re header lock button. Thanks; with my keyboard focus I’d not used that menu button yet. (Though I probably clicked on it early without much sense as to how I would use Scrivener.)
Of course, this thought was for those rare times my hand was ‘inadvertently’ on the mouse – inexplicably off the board, away from Ctrl-Shift-L.
Re “Talking about the same thing” – Probably not. Water under the bridge? I was a somewhat different S. user even just five months ago back to June.
More recently, I’ve found that my editor lock manipulation is ‘frustrating’ only seldom; I’ll try to track those specific moments. (However, I do tend to lock/unlock editors quite a bit. Perhaps it is more than ‘intended’ by Scrivener’s design, maybe still due my ignorance of some S. tool.)
Digressing (as I sometimes do), Re ‘locking the editor’ – If I swap a locked left editor with a right unlocked editor, the ‘new’ left-hand editor is locked and the new right editor is unlocked. (And if the pre-swap locked editor is a ‘text’, it doesn’t swap; it duplicates into the right editor, unlocked.)
Is this for the sake of continuing to work in the a locked editor? And to ‘sidebar’ that pre-swap text? (I expected the locked state to go with its document.)
Re “if text-first is what you want” – What I think I was looking for was a clicked-item nature-and-content “first” consideration. And my solution for this was to have a ‘Shortcuts’ Collection that has various references/links to items throughout the project rather than using Favorites: I find the shortcuts to often be a quicker route to my favorite items than Favorites (though it requires the mouse at one point), and to handle the linked ‘thing’ as I was thinking.
(Draft & Trash don’t link.)
(This ability is among those that Scrivener has that I had suggested for that workhorse, nearly 10 years ago – Now, if only I could click-drag actual items onto the links to relocate them 8) ! … Who needs the Binder then? cf. my post about being able to show more Collections.)
Digressing a bit more – The right-hand editor thinks ‘corkboard’ every time I select a container or multiple documents. While the editor does stay in ‘outline’ if that’s where it was,
if it had been in outline mode for my latest collective view – but with an intervening doc/text mode – the editor responds to my containers etc selection with the corkboard.
( Curiously, ‘opening in the other editor’ works via keyboard b[/b] and via the menus, clicking or keying – but right/context-clicking the mouse’s ‘opening in other editor’ doesn’t work for me.)
(I will not blame Scrivener’s complexity – which I do appreciate – for my inexperience, which I have learned from decades of programming that users do tend to do. My posts are certainly not complaints. Very much most of them have nothing to do with anything I thought Literature & Latte ‘promised’, had set forth as its intent for the software: Any irritation inferred from them was rather an expression of concern that S. would not in the end serve as the clear step up for which I peculiarly had been looking.
Such concerns are my own undertaking. Let it be known that
Despite the disappointment and abandonment of S. by the only other user I knew, whose intents were somewhere up my alley, and
Despite Scrivener’s sometimes struggling interactions with the rest of the way I use my PCs (noted elsewhere),
There is much of S. that I appreciate, abilities and tools that I had in fact wanted (and some suggested) for the ‘next version’ of my workhorse of 20 years, Info Select.
I am glad to be ‘here’.)
Thanks for that header ‘lock’ menu choice – I’ll work to remember it.