SCRSuppressFindPanelAutoClose not working in 3.0.2

Hi Keith,

You gave me this command line entry a long time ago to stop the Find window closing when you hit return, but I can’t get it to work in the new version.

Have you removed or relocated this option to preferences?

Could I pretty please have the option back? :smiley: Just can’t function without it! Cmd-F/Cmd-G just won’t seem to fix in my mind!


It’s still there, but you will need to add it to Scrivener 3’s preferences (com.literatureandlatte.scrivener3) and possibly reset the Finder or restart to get it to work, given how macOS now caches user defaults and generally makes it much harder to set defaults that “take” using the command line. E.g.:

defaults write com.literatureandlatte.scrivener3 SCRSuppressFindPanelAutoClose 1 killall -u your_user_name cfprefsd

Honestly, even that is a bit unreliable these days. You’re probably best off just editing the .plist directly:

  1. Quit Scrivener.

  2. Navigate to ~/Library/Preferences.

  3. Open com.literatureandlatte.scrivener3.plist in a plain text editor such as TextWrangler or BBCode.

  4. Add the following before the final :

<key>SCRSuppressFindPanelAutoClose</key> <true/>

  1. Launch Scrivener again.

You’re an angel, thank you so much. Edited the plist and worked beautifully.