Package Details: focuswriter 1.5.6-1

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Package Base: focuswriter
Description: A simple fullscreen word processor
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: gottcode
Maintainer: gottcode
Last Packager: gottcode
Votes: 97
Popularity: 0.395716
First Submitted: 2008-10-24 02:21
Last Updated: 2016-06-22 23:21

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SageWallaby commented on 2016-06-21 00:09

Had to reinstall focuswriter to get it to start after the update of hunspell from 1.3.4 to 1.4.1. Just a heads up!

gottcode commented on 2015-07-18 09:56

@petres I have fixed the missing header include in release; it builds correctly for me with Qt 5.5 now.

petres commented on 2015-07-15 09:28

Not working, building failed:

src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp: In member function ‘bool QtLocalPeer::sendMessage(const QString&, int)’:
src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp:160:19: error: variable ‘QDataStream ds’ has initializer but incomplete type
QDataStream ds(&socket);
src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp: In member function ‘void QtLocalPeer::receiveConnection()’:
src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp:180:26: error: variable ‘QDataStream ds’ has initializer but incomplete type
QDataStream ds(socket);
Makefile:1355: recipe for target 'build/qtlocalpeer.o' failed
make: *** [build/qtlocalpeer.o] Error 1

gottcode commented on 2014-06-11 16:43

@orschiro You're weclome!

It should be using its icon for the window switcher; it does in KDE and Xfce. I don't use Openbox so I have never tested that before; I will look into it.

orschiro commented on 2014-06-11 16:33


Thanks for your response! In that case I will have to figure out how to change the default icon theme for Qt 5 applications.

One small improvement:

Focuswriter misses an icon for the window switch list in Openbox.


Is it possible to add an icon there?

Thanks ahead!

gottcode commented on 2014-06-11 16:07

@orschiro FocusWriter uses whatever icon theme Qt has determined is correct for your desktop environment; there is no way to set that in FocusWriter, sorry.

orschiro commented on 2014-06-11 14:30

Does someone know how to set the icon theme used by Focuswriter?


gottcode commented on 2013-12-26 14:46

@LaPingvino I don't use xmonad, so I have no experience with setting keyboard layouts there. Sorry. I do know that FocusWriter works fine with Dvorak as I have tested that in both KDE and Xfce. Did you compile FocusWriter with Qt 4 or with Qt 5? Do any other Qt programs have issues with Dvorak for you?

LaPingvino commented on 2013-12-25 18:03

I use the us dvorak-intl layout (and at least will need an intl-layout for most writing...) but when starting focuswriter I have a us qwerty layout... Any hints on how to change this? (windowmanager=xmonad, keyboard set up with setxkbmap)

gottcode commented on 2013-08-25 14:42

@mibrithos If you modify the PKGBUILD to say "qmake-qt5 PREFIX=/usr CONFIG+=debug" it will build FocusWriter with debug symbols. You can then run it in gdb to generate a backtrace (, which would help me find out where it is crashing.

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