More bugs fixed in FocusWriter

I made a FocusWriter release today, version 1.3.2. This is another bugfix release, with only a few minor features added. Among the many bugs fixed is the oft-reported bug where the automatic spell checking always highlighted the current word. Enjoy!


13 Responses to More bugs fixed in FocusWriter

  1. Vladi says:

    Adorable program you have created. Thank you.
    One sugestion though: a simple link to the website in the about window.

  2. Johnny says:

    Thanks so much for the recent release!

    Your program is fantastic, and I’ve been using it for quite a while now.

    The only issue I have is with the line spacing limitation–I’m used to working in a 1.5/2.0 line spacing environment, and it’s hard on the eyes. Curious if there’s any plans of implementing this feature?

    : )

  3. Graeme says:

    @Vladi: That’s a good idea, and easy enough to do. 😉

    @Johnny: I feel your pain, this is something I have wanted to add for a long time. Currently there is no support for it in the framework I am using, but that may be changing soon. I will add this as soon as its available!

  4. Dragonspirit says:

    “Enjoy” is understatement.. This software “moves and breathes” with me, and even “sees” like me.. There must be a better word than “enjoy”.. I can’t say it, but I sure can feel it…

    Maybe it needs some natural motion, motions, and emotions..?
    Adding a set of options to animate the screen ever so lightly, so it’s difficult for most to even notice there is movement.. like “a butterfly taking a little stroll up a tree”… “Random breezes bath the natural scene”… “Water trickles”… “Light dims as clouds pass by”… “A thunderstorm”.. WhooH! If you did up a cyber-thunderstorm, everyone who has a computer on the Net, would have-to-have your thunderstorm on their desktops…

    Has a nice ring to it..

    “ThunderStorm Software”..

    “Thunderstorm computer division”…

    “ThunderStorm. or Thunderboard Gaming Council”…

    “ThunderStorm Linux”… or “Thunderbird Linux”…


    Oops!.. I got carried off in a roll… I posted to tell you about a xxx-pix I happened upon, that makes the page perfect as it gets or easy careless emotion-writing…

    To where do I send the screenshot..?

  5. bastian says:

    I simply love this program !

    But I just get worried about the blinking cursor. Is there a way to get rid of it ? I’ve seen an old version with a cancel option.

    Do you plan to reactivate it?

  6. Miguel says:

    I really like this program, I wrote an article on softcity about it, c heck it up

    The only thing I missing is the use of headings… besides that is perfect.

  7. Stu says:

    Nice app! But what about a more minimalistic scrollbar writemonkey-style?

  8. Thank you very much for the Focus Writer! I’m glad that such a good piece of open-source software is available also in polish!

  9. I also wrote a short article about your app, but in polish. Worth checking out although:

  10. This FocusWriter is just what I was dreaming of/wishing for, for many years.. It’s creator is a Genius, and a great Brother.. I ain’t wealthy yet, but when/if I get financed, and have develop this plazma engine into a vehicle, you gets a free “flying car”, bro…

    I request that FocusWriter be added to right click desktop, tools bar, at the top of the list, in Fedora-14..

    Also requests a package of borders, which accurately border the window with fancy scrolls and such, to further add the the focus of the theme one happens to be running with…
    Maybe animate the window a little, like a fluttering hummingbird at a flower, in the top corner.. or a kid crouched playing with a bullfrog at a pond, feeding the froggy crickets.. Only a little wee bit of movement is required, so to maintain focus without distraction.. “Netsukes”…

  11. shin says:

    Can I use vim-like function in Focuswriter ? If not please implement it.

  12. I’m really liking FocusWriter. Just ran across it recently. I’m wondering how frequently it auto-saves though. I couldn’t find any information on this anywhere.

  13. Graeme says:

    It auto-saves once a minute, once you have chosen a save location/name for that file. (I’m planning on adding a temporary backup for before you first save.)