I'm on Windows 8. I hate the use the keyboard and I just discovered scrivener and I'm loving it but I miss this option. I usually achieve that on File Explorer by Ctrl+L then Tab to the sidebar. I'm on Win 8 Pro x64.

  • Hi Tom. Your question needs editing for clarity.
    – user3463
    Nov 20, 2013 at 21:08
  • The binder is like the sidebar in the File (old Windows) Explorer. I wanted to navigate between the folders in it without using the mouse. This is the structure of scrivener: dummies.com/how-to/content/…
    – Thiago
    Nov 20, 2013 at 21:12
  • I'm still not with you. In File Explorer on Windows 8.1, I can navigate between folders using just the keyboard, with the tab key and the arrows.
    – user3463
    Nov 20, 2013 at 21:16
  • Yes but to get to there in my case I have to use Ctrl+L to select the address bar then Tab to the sidebar. In scrivener, there is no address bar.
    – Thiago
    Nov 20, 2013 at 21:19

2 Answers 2


It's not possible. I have searched a lot for this feature as well, and although I have no official answer, I have seen all of the shortcuts and this one is not there.

The best thing you can do is to navigate between documents with ALT + SHIFT + UP/DOWN. You can toggle the binder using (CTRL + SHIFT + B) if it was hidden.


I found an answer that I believe will help others with a similar question, at least for those who use Scrivener on the MacOS platform. It makes use of the history browsing keyboard shortcuts Command-[ and Command-] to navigate back and forth between files. Here is where I found this:

Scrivener Shortvuts

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