iOS Scrivener far too eager to scroll while text is being selected

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Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:21 pm Post

Perhaps Scrivener has had a bit too much latte? When I try to select text in a paragraph, Scrivener seems to want to “help” me by scrolling downward, very rapidly. This forces me to try again, often with similar results.

Possible to calm this tendency down in Scrivener? I am not trying to select text downward, but even if I were, I need to the sofware to follow the lead of my fingertip - which is not zooming to the end of the document as Scrivener seems to want to.

Thank you!

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Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:53 pm Post

See the following post through the end of the thread—there’s workarounds and AmberV (L&L support) states that optimization will be looked into, at some point.
I'm a Scrivener user, not an L&L employee.

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Platform: iOS

Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:08 pm Post

You’ve probably got typewriter mode on.

If you turn it off before selecting text, it’s fine.

A bit frustrating – but a viable workaround for now.

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Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:18 am Post

Pen_and_Sword wrote:You’ve probably got typewriter mode on.

...turn it off

This is the answer. And it is not even mentioned in the other thread.

Thank you!