[This is a reply to a comment made in response to The Scrivener problem I wrote about in my last NaNoWriMo update. Since the reply got a little long, I decided to turn it into another blog post.]
Thank you for checking in on me and offering some assistance with Scrivener.
Here’s a walkthrough of what I was doing. Please me know if you still believe I’m doing something wrong here (possibly there’s a preference in Windows that I haven’t set), or if there’s a chance that I may have a bugged Windows Scrivener installation. I have yet to uninstall and re-install the program.
Step #1: Opening Scrivener. The ‘new project/open project/open recent project’ screen appears, as expected. All files listed here under “Recent Files” are stored on Dropbox.
Step #2: Looking at the Project.
Step #3: Closing The Project via File>Close.
Step #4: After the Project is closed, there is nothing left on the screen but the ‘new project/open project/open recent project’ screen.
Step #5: Re-Opening Scrivener. The ‘new project/open project/open recent project’ screen appears immediately.
Step #1: Opening Scrivener. Hey, look, no ‘new project/open project/open recent project’ screen! Two projects are open already, one of which is the same Dropbox project I was looking at on the Mac. The other is a blank project that I have stored on my Windows Desktop.
Step #2: Closing the Dropbox project via File>Close Project.
Step #3: Only the Desktop project is now open in Scrivener.
Step #4: Closing the Desktop project via File>Close Project.
Step #5: Quit and Reopened Scrivener. Wait. The Desktop project automatically opens!
Step #6: Reopened the Dropbox project, and chose File>Close All.
Step #7: Quit and Reopened Scrivener. Again. And … this time the Dropbox project automatically opens!