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Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:49 am Post

Hi all,

I am loving Scrivener, but just thought of an idea as I was working on my novel. Maybe this is in the options somewhere and I missed it, but it would be great if the back and forward buttons on some mouses worked with the back and forward buttons in Scrivener, like they do for a web browser.

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Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:24 am Post

Does your mouse have programming software? If you can, set it up to trigger the keyboard shortcuts for Back and Forward, while using Scrivener. That's what I do with my mouse as well; it is pretty nice when you are clicking around.
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Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:49 pm Post

I just have the Logitech SetPoint software. It doesn't appear to provide application-specific controls, unfortunately, unless I'm missing something?
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Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:26 pm Post

Yes, it should, though you'll need to click on some advanced setting somewhere to get to it. I have a Logitech mouse as well, and used SetPoint to create application specific profiles. Unfortunately at the moment that particular partition is blue-screening on boot, so I can't look up the precise sequence. I just remember it was in one of the last tabs on the left side, and then in an advanced interface beyond that.
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Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:09 am Post

Oh I found the setting. But what is the keyboard shortcut for back and forward? I could only find the keyboard short cut for moving up and down through documents, but that's not what I want.
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Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:08 am Post

The function pair is in `View/Editor/`. They are "Forward in Document History" and "Backward...", or Ctrl-[ and ], respectively.
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Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:03 am Post

Thanks! I think this did the trick.
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