Scrivener Quick Tip: How To Lock Your Editor Screen


Why would you want to use this?

Well sometimes you know you will be working in a single editor window for awhile.

Locking the screen will allow you to stay in that screen despite what you click in the binder.

This is especially useful if you are working in split screen mode for example.

The Step-By-Step

One way to access the lock in place function is through the view menu:

Choose View > Editor > Lock in Place

Scrivener lock in place


Another way is to click the icon in the editor title bar and then choose Lock in Place.

Keyboard shortcut: option + Command + L

Scrivener lock in place

Once locked the header bar turns pink.

Scrivener lock in place


This is especially useful when working with research in split screen view and you want one screen to stay in place.

Notice the top editor is locked (pink) and now we can click on other files in the binder without the concern of switching this editor.



Scrivener lock in place


This may not sound like a big deal, but if you’ve experienced the frustration of having the editor that you’re working in switch up on you then you know what I’m talking about 😉

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