In File > Options > Appearance > Textual Marks > Options > “Hide Markup” hides, I ticked the box alongside Comments. That done…
I use comments for different purposes in the Inspector (normal comments are yellow, red herrings are Red, backstories are Green and foreshadows are Grey) colouring the background, as required in the Comments tab. At the same time, I have complimentary font colours which serves the same purpose., in the editor.
So, what I’m saying is, I don’t need markup colours in the editor, I simply want to hover over the fonts to see the comments. But I do need the colour differentiation in the Inspector’s Comments tab.
Using Alt+Shift+H, I was able to switch-off all markup colours in the editor.
But they come back, and I don’t think that’s the intention, unless a user presses Alt+Shift+H again.
At first, I assumed it was happening on exiting a project and returning to the same project again.
I thought it was the case because every time I came back into Scrivener, I clicked onto the Manuscript folder and selected the Comments tab from there.
Clicking on a Comment in the tab takes me to the comments in the editor, highlighting it in Scrivener’s default highlight. All well and fine. But clicking away from the comment, the markup colour comes back.
Then I found that if I came back into Scrivener and manoeuvred my way through the folders and documents to a comment, the comment markup colour had not returned in the editor text. That looked like a solution, but…
I finally narrowed it down. Clicking on any folder in the Binder, then selecting the Comments tab in the Inspector and clicking on a Comment from there, moves to the comment in the editor, highlights it and when I click off it, the highlight disappears, and the markup colour returns.
To get rid of the markup colour requires pressing Alt+Shift+H twice (don’t know why, but it is what it is).
If I click on other comments in the Inspector within the same folder, the markup colour does not return if the markup attribute has been switched off.
But as soon as I select another folder in the Binder and then click Comments tab in Inspector the bad behaviour returns to the editor.
Since Manuscript is the top of the hierarchy clicking randomly on comments within the Comments tab in Inspector works fine. But as soon as you select another Folder in the Binder the unwanted markup returns in the editor.
I tested in different projects on 2 machines, one running 3.1.4 and the other 3.1.5 release versions, and also with the Interactive Tutorial project.
What I’d expect to see is once the choice has been made in File Options, the View > Text Display > Hide Markup command should stick and not revert to its former state without been told to.