Text Editor

TextRoom – full-screen text editor

TextRoom is an open source basic full-screen rich text editor for writers.

TextRoom seeks to help you start writing right away by providing distraction free environment to your liking, as well as a familiar set of keyboard shortcuts to control its behavior.

The software is Qt based.

While the software has not seen any development for more than 10 years, it still compiles on modern Linux distros.

Features include:

  • Export your documents to Google Docs.
  • MiniFlo mindmapper based on Flo by Ian Reinhart Geiser.
  • GetAWord random word generator.
  • MusicRoom – a very basic music player.
  • Basic rich text editing: bold, italic, underline, and changing font, font size and color.
  • Configurable statusbar colors and fonts.
  • Configurable editor width and height.
  • Configurable tab stop width and paragraph spacing.
  • OpenOffice, Writer Document (odt) export.
  • Insert images to your documents.
  • Configurable behavior: full-screen on/off, auto save, flow mode (disable delete and backspace keys), load last document on startup, remember position in text for the last file.
  • Insert current time and/or date in a configurable fashion.
  • Live word count for all text and selected text.
  • Live character count option.
  • Configurable page count option.
  • Live clock on statusbar.
  • Targets.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for the most common tasks.
  • Typing sounds similar to a typewriter which can be disabled.
  • Spellcheck with hunspell (US English and Turkish, for now.)
  • Printing support.
  • Background images.
  • Transparent statusbar.
  • File association with .txr files.
  • Restoring all settings to defaults.
  • Plain text only or rich text options.
  • Scratchpad.
  • Line indent (Shift+Enter ignores indent).
  • RTL support.
  • Aligment (Right, Left, Centered and Justified).
  • Cross-platform support.

Website: code.google.com/archive/p/textroom
Developer: Petar Toushkov, Omer Bahri Gordebak
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


TextRoom is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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Baoch Lens
Baoch Lens
3 years ago

one of the best distraction free text editot