Scrivener for Mac 2.1 Now Available

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Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:16 pm Post

I have to say, Scrivener looks really nice in fullscreen (the new Lion fullscreen). It also looks good in compose mode, of course ;)

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Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:41 am Post

I like it too. I just wish Lion didn't put full screen windows in their own space, and make it impossible to consolidate auxiliary palettes (like QR panels) into that space retrospectively. Ironically you can open QR panels in full screen after you are there and they will stay there, but you can't move anything you open up prior to entering full screen. I'd have preferred if it didn't try to make that assumption and just went to full screen in the current space. If I wanted it in another space, I'd have moved it there to begin with.

But implementation gripe aside, it's awesome to be able to turn my computer into a 100% Scrivener terminal.
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Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:46 am Post

AmberV wrote:I just wish Lion didn't put full screen windows in their own space, and make it impossible to consolidate auxiliary palettes (like QR panels) into that space retrospectively. Ironically you can open QR panels in full screen after you are there and they will stay there, but you can't move anything you open up prior to entering full screen.

Aye, and then after you do open them in full screen, if you switch back to your other space that has another Scrivener project open (since naturally you're working with more than one; doesn't everybody?), your QR panels come with you and continue to float over the other project. The shortcut for floating/unfloating the QR panels comes in handy here; just have to remember to place the focus in one of the panels first to make the toggle affect them.

Still, I'm very much in love with the Scrivener on Lion's full screen. It makes my colored outline look so pretty! :)
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Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:22 am Post

I read the two statements before as: Scrivener works actually better in a Leopard. :-)

Apart from that, I can only applaude like everybody else: 2.1 is amazing. A lesson in "how to make something almost perfect even more perfect".

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Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:40 am Post

Regarding the QR panels thing, part of this is a bug. :) In 2.1, they aren't set to "can move to current space" as they should be, which is fixed for 2.1.1. This means that in 2.1.1, QR panels will move to the full screen space and back again even if they aren't set to float. Of course, you'll still have to click on the main window to enter full screen, so that will push them to the back...

Please let me know if you see any other windows that don't move to the full screen space when they presumably should.

One annoyance with floating panels in Cocoa, by the way, is that's all or nothing. Either they float above all windows, or don't. There's no way to set them to float only when their associated project is at the forefront, as far as I can tell.

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Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:38 pm Post

Ah, that is good news to hear that's something we don't have to wait 3 years for Apple to fix.

I read the two statements before as: Scrivener works actually better in a Leopard.


Or, just don't use the new full screen feature if its design doesn't appeal. If you never use it, then it is like Leopard. ;)
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