Anyone know why this folder (the outlines folder) is untrashable?
It looks like a renamed “Research” folder. There are three folders that cannot be put into a sub-folder, or moved to the trash: Draft (goes by many names, depending on template), Research (usually not renamed by a template provided by Lit & Lat), and Trash (almost never renamed, if it’s even possible to).
So I can’t get rid of that? I can only rename it?
Yes, you can rename the Research folder, but cannot delete it.
Suggestion to L&L: Every time you can eliminate a question or a request for tech support you will reduce your tech support load and make the program feel easier to use.
If, instead of graying out the Move to Trash option, you allow it to be selected. You could have an error dialog box appear that says something like:
[b]This is a special folder and cannot be put in a subfolder or moved to trash.
There are three folders that cannot be put into a sub-folder, or moved to the trash: Draft (goes by many names, depending on template), Research (usually not renamed by a template provided by Lit & Lat), and Trash (almost never renamed, if it’s even possible to).[/b]
“7.1.1 The Three Root Folders
The binder has three default root folders which cannot be deleted or moved from the top level (although they can be renamed, moved around amongst each other … To use Scrivener effectively, it is very important to understand the significance of these folders.” [There is then an illustration in Fig 7.1]
That would eliminate the tech support requests for “why is Move to Trash grayed out” at the cost of creating them as “Why is this a special folder? I don’t want it, I should get to decide.”
Right, I get your point.
It’s great that it’s in the manual, but not everyone is going to recall that info. I read the manual cover to cover (years ago) but didn’t remember that. I don’t even remember what I had for breakfast, yesterday. With an error message, I don’t need to remember.
Also, the folder I wanted to delete was named “Outlines,” not “Draft,” “Research” or “Trash.”
Being allowed to do something that is not allowed and which generates an error dialogue won’t make things clearer or easier. You’re still stuck with the ‘why?’.
Graying out menu items that are not allowed or applicable is a standard procedure since years. Having everything allowed and resulting in error messages would be much more irritating.