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by Bluesman
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Full-screen custom colors
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Full-screen custom colors

Using the latest Windows version. Would love to have the option of using yellow text on a black background instead of black on white... it would be much easier on the eyes.

Thanks for making a great piece of software.
by Bluesman
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Word count for selection
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Word count for selection

MimeticMouton wrote:Right-click the selection and you'll see the word and character counts at the bottom of the context menu.

Sweet, that works! :)
by Bluesman
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Detailled statistics
Replies: 22
Views: 4715

Re: Detailled statistics

I have never understood the obsession with tracking writing statistics, as I cannot imagine a scenario where it helps me to know that I was 10% more productive today than I was last Friday. Word counts are, in any case, such poor measures of productivity. Many times I have read over the words I've ...
by Bluesman
Fri May 30, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: To Wrist-Rest or Not to Wrist-Rest
Replies: 23
Views: 5565

Re: To Wrist-Rest or Not to Wrist-Rest

This POS is the best example of form over function. Horrible in every way imaginable, yet people buy it because it looks pretty. <<image of an Apple keyboard>> That's a matter of opinion. I have a MacBook Pro and the keyboard is one of the best I've had. I love the backlit keys, it is responsive an...
by Bluesman
Fri May 30, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Detailled statistics
Replies: 22
Views: 4715

Re: Detailled statistics

The philosophy with which Scrivener is developed now is *exactly* the philosophy used when it was created. I set out to write the perfect app for *me*. As it came to be used by others, I added and refined things based on user suggestions to make it more generally useful where I thought the addition...
by Bluesman
Fri May 30, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Word count for selection
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Word count for selection

In the bottom of the screen, I see the word count of the current document I'm working in. It would be handy to see the word count of the current selection in that place when I select a block of text. I use this in Microsoft Word all the time, and I notice myself missing it.

:)
by Bluesman
Wed May 28, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: SCRIVENER 1.7.1.0 RELEASED - 27th May 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: SCRIVENER 1.7.1.0 RELEASED - 27th May 2014

I absolutely love the formatting presets, and I will be using this a lot. This is a feature I really missed before. Also digging the multiple project notes.

Impressive list of bug fixes, too.

Congrats!
by Bluesman
Wed May 28, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: To Wrist-Rest or Not to Wrist-Rest
Replies: 23
Views: 5565

Re: To Wrist-Rest or Not to Wrist-Rest

And you’ve both missed the point of the OP’s question. He was not asking about acquiring a wrist-rest, or a new keyboard, but whether it would be better to rest his wrists on the area of his MBP between the keyboard and the edge of the computer, or whether it was better to type without resting his ...
by Bluesman
Wed May 28, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Anyone here using WhiteSmoke?
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Anyone here using WhiteSmoke?

Common practice on sites that want to sell stuff. I look through that, but it doesn't necessarily turn me off immediately. It's a serious grammatical boo-boo. If they're selling ice cream or chain saws, OK, but if they're trying to sell "correct" English, it's a definite site-killer. ps Y...
by Bluesman
Thu May 22, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Anyone here using WhiteSmoke?
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Anyone here using WhiteSmoke?

Well, I pasted their own web page content into the demo box, hit the "Check Text" button, and they reported five critical writing mistakes. I am not sure what to make of that. :) That's interesting, because that's the exact result I got when I copy-pasted some of my own text in there. I g...
by Bluesman
Thu May 22, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Getting towards the end
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: Getting towards the end

Just found this thread again. Funny how I thought I was almost done.

I passed the 140.000 this week and I'm at chapter 31 and 32. I got the ending outlined, now I just have to color it in.
by Bluesman
Thu May 22, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Anyone here using WhiteSmoke?
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Anyone here using WhiteSmoke?

I stumbled upon this:

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Looks pretty cool. I'm curious if there's anyone here who has experience with it.
by Bluesman
Sun May 11, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener aggravating in high resolution (3200x1800)
Replies: 30
Views: 4678

Re: Scrivener aggravating in high resolution (3200x1800)

I discovered a trick that works! If you're writing in full-screen (which I always do), you can change the text scale on the left up to 800%. That should give you the nice, big, super-sharp fonts you're after. Also, have you tried this yet? : http://www.howtogeek.com/175664/how-to-make-the-windows-de...
by Bluesman
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener aggravating in high resolution (3200x1800)
Replies: 30
Views: 4678

Re: Scrivener aggravating in high resolution (3200x1800)

As a workaround, possibly drop screen resolution to 1920x1080 or 1600x900 or such? If that works, perhaps facilitate with a quick resolution changer utility such as... http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17604/ That would be a solution, but that would kinda defeat the whole point of having a super high-...
by Bluesman
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Detailled statistics
Replies: 22
Views: 4715

Re: Detailled statistics

Please refer to this response from the developer . In excerpt: “This is the feature that I said would just cause demands for more and more features. This is not at all strange logic, as we are talking about a feature that is outside the scope of Scrivener in the first place. So, what I am saying is...