Focus in Composition Mode?

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Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:05 pm Post


I have been using Scrivener 2 since 2011, and I just got a new computer so I'm finally trying Scrivener 3. I love it globally but I'm experiencing that is bothering me: whenever I switch to composition mode (full screen), the cursor disappears from the text (like if I clicked on something and the focus is now elsewhere).

Why is that? Can I change this?

It's very annoying because for example I press Cmd-Option-F to go into composition mode with keyboard shortcut, but then I have to manually click in the text if I want to start typing. I can't really understand. Focus should stay in the text area and I should be able to start typing right away, no?

Thanks for any help, and sorry if my description of the problem is unclear.
English is not my first language.

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:09 pm Post

I had an issue with focus in composition mode recently, although it was related to macOS tabs. So I can only make a suggestion.

Try going to Preferences/Behaviours/Composition Mode and unchecking all the options. (fyi: the top selection I have on that dialogue is Current Screen and the bottom Hide Dock.)

It definitely does work, per your expectation, so if my suggestion doesn't work – or lead to a fix – then I expect a mod will be along with other suggestions.