FocusWriter bugfix release

I just released FocusWriter 1.4.1 which has fixes for several bugs, including a nasty one where FocusWriter would crash on the Mac when you had focus text on and pressed the circumflex accent key. It also fixes the high CPU use and constant sound effects in Ubuntu 10.04, as well some minor problems with read-only files and shortcuts. Enjoy!


12 Responses to FocusWriter bugfix release

  1. Syntium says:

    Hi, I’m not sure exactly what it is I do, but a few times my themes have completely disappeared on me. I think this last time I accidentally started focuswriter twice and all of my themes were gone again. It’s just the default theme. Sometimes, my settings have been reset as well.

    Thank you for FocusWriter, it’s a great software (minus this bug =)

  2. Graeme says:

    @Syntium That’s a troubling bug. What version of FocusWriter are you using, and what operating system do you have?

  3. Syntium says:

    I’m using 1.4.0 and Windows 7

  4. Graeme says:

    @Syntium While I work on tracking down this bug I recommend running FocusWriter in portable mode (place a folder named “Data” next to FocusWriter.exe and it will place its themes and settings there).

  5. Syntium says:

    I have a folder named Data next to FocusWriter, but I’m not sure what you mean by portable mode?

  6. Graeme says:

    @Syntium When you have a folder named Data next to FocusWriter, it stores its settings and themes in there instead of in the registry and %LOCALAPPDATA%. This allows you to put FocusWriter on a USB flash drive and run it from any Windows computer and bring your settings and themes with you. If you don’t copy the Data folder between new FocusWriter installs, you would lose your settings and themes.

  7. Syntium says:

    When I copy the theme files to the Data folder, and then open FocusWriter, they disappear. It doesn’t save settings. I have FocusWriter installed in my Dropbox folder, if that matters.

  8. Graeme says:

    @Syntium I see. When you place the theme files in the Data folder, are you putting them under a folder named “Themes” (with that capitalization)?

  9. Syntium says:

    Yes I do, in the FocusWriterData-folder, the folder Themes.

  10. Graeme says:

    @Syntium Hmm. I’m not sure why they are being deleted.

    To be honest, I don’t recommend storing FocusWriter itself in Dropbox. I have not tested that, and don’t expect to in the future, so it will probably always have issues. Sorry.

  11. Syntium says:

    I think you might be right, it’s Dropbox’s fault. I installed it in Dropbox to have the same settings and themes on both of my computers. Is there a way to have the themes folder in Dropbox so that they are the same?

    Thank you for your help!

  12. Graeme says:

    @Syntium You can’t share the theme folder itself, but you could export a theme and then import it in the other install.

    I’m always happy to help!