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Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:33 pm Post

Hi Keith

I love the new Scrivener 3 and it came at just the right time—love the direct dialogue view mode.

Here are some features that are missing from the version:
- Empty trash doesn’t work with right click on icon
- I can't right-click to hoist binder - used this feature frequently.

Will these appear in the next version?

Thanks!

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KB
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:47 pm Post

Glad you're liking it overall! I'm afraid that these were removed from the contextual menu to make way for other items, as I felt that they were not the sort of things that *most* users would use frequently. (I appreciate that some users will have used them frequently.) There's limited room in the contextual menu. I recommend adding a keyboard shortcut for these commands if you use them so much, as a keyboard shortcut will be quicker than accessing the contextual menu anyway.

All the best,
Keith
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:30 pm Post

I also used the context menu to empty the trash. Where do I add a keyboard shortcut? I can't find anything to that effect in the Preference menu?
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:35 pm Post

Okay just found it in the manual, it’s not in Scrivener, it’s in macOs. Jebus, That’s quite bit of being chased around.
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:52 am Post

Why not use Menu ▸ Project ▸ Empty trash…?

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Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:54 am Post

Gosh, I can't tell you how infrequently I empty the trash in Scrivener! It is really quite an after-thought for me. One of those many things (like saving) that Scrivener lets me not worry about.
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:58 am Post

Creating the keyboard shortcut is much easier than writing AppleScript to do the same thing. I found that it works much faster to follow the meun stack. So I go back to a folder in the binder all the time and I followed the instructions in the user manual and set up a keyboar short cut(assume the folder name is "MyFolder".
Application = "Scrivener.app"
Name = "MyFolder"
Path to Folder = "Navigate->Go To->MyFolder"
Shortcut = Ctrl+Option+Command+M