Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:02 pm Post
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:35 am Post
I have got a viable workround but I admit I didn't think of using Bookmarks, I'll give it a go.AmberV wrote:Out of curiosity, if all you’re doing is storing URLs, why not use the Bookmarks feature? All you have to do is hit the Return key to load a bookmark in its default viewer.
TBH I wouldn't have thought 'open webloc/url in default browser' would spawn a lot of requests for open other docs in default app. Still I guess you know your users much better than I do. For me it was simply a useful way to avoid having to got from split window to single window and back simply to view a web page. You then cmnd-tab between browser and Scriv. If you're only using a single window then I guess it wouldn't matter.AmberV wrote:........where does that then end? Why not a checkbox for opening Keynote files automatically? Why just this one thing?
Again this was purely for identifying research notes and not intended for use elsewhere. If it was limited to the research folder it wouldn't bother me but I guess it might annoy other users. Yes you can do with fonts/text colours etc, but background colours would be nice. Since each of my research notes is a single document for one topic/article/whatever, scivenings wouldn't be needed. However, it does make me realise that a user's perspective differs vastly from that of the people who have to try and implement it with all the ramifications.AmberV wrote:As for the editor background changing depending on the file you are viewing, that sounds a bit limited to me, in where it could be used. What happens in Scrivenings mode?
Yes I will play with more options, I'm sure I can come up with something.AmberV wrote: Speaking of label colours though, try one of the options in the View ▸ Use Label Color In ▸ submenu. The icon is a good choice, shows up in the editor header bar itself—and of course speaking of icons that’s one very visible way of differentiating type. In Scrivenings, the title highlight is a really useful option.
It has! When Scriv3 arrived I was bellyaching over something that was different and you commented that perhaps I didn't like change. TBH that made me re-evaluate my use of Scriv which had involved esoteric workrounds over the years which whilst OK, were hindering me from deriving the full benefits. Your comment and the arrival of a nice new 24" display made me realise that with Scriv3 it was time to throw out all the old stuff and start again.AmberV wrote:Glad to hear you’re liking v3 so much! It sure has come a long way since 2007.
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:53 am Post
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:15 pm Post
OK I’ve tried using BookMarks. I’m using full screen with a split window in Scriv. The Bookmarks drop down is open…
Dropdown Bookmark window is now closed and I can’t drop the URL in place. Dropping it on the menubar icon doesn’t work (probably correctly since I doubt it’s intended to work that way).
However if I drop webloc onto the desktop I can then drop it into a text document in my research folder (or in the Weblocs/Bookmarks folder) which is what I am doing and have done for a long time, I can then comment/edit whatever. It does mean dropping out of full screen though.
I think the assumption is that when working in Scriv you won’t go outside but do everything within its confines.
TBH I wouldn’t have thought ‘open webloc/url in default browser’ would spawn a lot of requests for open other docs in default app.
Since each of my research notes is a single document for one topic/article/whatever, scivenings wouldn’t be needed. However, it does make me realise that a user’s perspective differs vastly from that of the people who have to try and implement it with all the ramifications.
It has! When Scriv3 arrived I was bellyaching over something that was different and you commented that perhaps I didn’t like change. TBH that made me re-evaluate my use of Scriv which had involved esoteric workrounds over the years which whilst OK, were hindering me from deriving the full benefits.
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:17 am Post
Not at all although I confess it irritated me at the time, but when I thought about it I realised that you had a point. Scriv had improved to the point where I needed to junk all my clunky ways of working and start again from the beginning. There are still some tweaks to be done around compile and I've not yet fully embraced styles but this will happen over time.AmberV wrote:I hope I didn’t come across as dismissive!
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