For those of you who dont know who i am, 'm the guy that bugged keith to put in the preferences that allow you to have a square cursor if you wish and also made it possible to turn off cursor blinking… and now I have a ghost in the machine problem that just started today and its driving me nuts…
I use Typeit4Me to insert anything that involves using two hands - like using the shift key to insert quotation marks – i accomplish this by using switches like // which inserts " ," and so on… now all of a sudden it doesn’t work - at least not properly… when im in regular display mode and i try to use the // nothing happens. when im in full screen mode and type it as soon as i hit the space bar or return, which is supposed to activate the // switch the // disappears and the cursor moves backwards to the point where it was previous to typing the switch… now here is the crazy part - as soon as i move my mouse to the top of the screen and the Scrivener menu appears at the top the text that should have appeared appears – and i have reproduced this “bug” if it is one fifty five times in a row to ensure that ijm not seeing things as a result of my medication.
now - i havent worked in scrivener in 4 days or so but prior to today everything worked in harmony and i have been cruising at an incredible rate. ive written pretty close to 15k words in the week prior to my four day break and to make this short i either need to know how to make Scriveners auto completion system replace typeit4me’s functionality or i need to know whats wrong with my system… If I have to i will completely blow away my partition and roll my system back using super duper if i have to… but either way i need a way of using switches like // to be replaced by " ," - i dont care if i accomplish this through scrivener alone or through Typeit4Me and Scrivener working in tandem – as long as one way reliably works… i simply cant go back to using the shift key and typing out names the long way because my stellar production rate is going to plummet and im never goiing to get anything done. what i really dont get is – this system worked with the latest version of scrivener and TIFM 4 days ago and now they’re acting like they hate each other for no reason. what gives?
Please help me – I was finally getting serious work done - I cant stop now or ill lose the momentum and theres no way Im going back to microsoft word. Can somebody that uses typeit4me help me out? Because it was a Scrivener user that suggested I get it and use it in the first place… Im also going to send an email to Scrivener support - because this is either a true gghost in the machine or a bug that didnt exist ever and suddenly cropped up without provocation whatsoever which makes no logical sense.
Please - I’m sending out a major SOS - I’ll PAY whoever can fix this if it comes to that. Thats how important text replacement via autocorrect switches is to my workflow. without it ill never finish a book.