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[Released] FocusWriter 1.3.1 Portable Dev Test 2

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[Released] FocusWriter 1.3.1 Portable Dev Test 2

Official Release: FocusWriter Portable has become an official release. Below is an outdated/unsupported version.

Application: FocusWriter
Category: Office
Description: FocusWriter is a lightweight, portable, and feature rich word processor with an emphasis on distraction-free writing. You can skin it, set writing goals, and enjoy features not usually found in similar writing applications like spell checking and tabbed documents.

Most "distraction-free" writing tools are focused on cutting everything out until you're left with little more than a glorified copy of Notepad. FocusWriter offers features usually absent from focus-centered writing tools like spellcheck, tabbed documents, themes, real-time stats on your work (character, word, paragraph, and page count), as well as daily goals based on word count or time spent writing. The interface is there when you want it and vanishes into the background when you just want to write.
-Direct quote from LifeHacker

PortableApps.com Launcher: This portable app was made using the PortableApps.com Launcher.

Download FocusWriter Portable Development Test 2
8 MB Download, 30 MB Installed
MD5: 14c76068fd608cedd9961a3d51d1c882

Release Notes
December 6, 2010: Cleaned up customColors key left behind.
November 22, 2010: Initial Release

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Tested on XP sp3 32bit, with admin privileges.

I really liked this app, nice one! Biggrin Files are all clean, and registry is pretty clean. I only got

HKCU\Software\Trolltech\<computername>Defaults\Qt\customColors key created, containing 15 values:

0: "4294967295"
1: "4294967295"
2: "4294967295"
3: "4294967295"
4: "4294967295"
5: "4294967295"
6: "4294967295"
7: "4294967295"
8: "4294967295"
9: "4294967295"
10: "4294967295"
11: "4294967295"
12: "4294967295"
13: "4294967295"
14: "4294967295"
15: "4294967295"

It happens after going Settings > Themes... > Modify. There, click on the color-picker, and this key will be created.

Other than the above mentioned, looks great! Really love it. Smile Keep up the good work

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err

@dboki: thanks

@Chris: how do I handle this?

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Not sure what dboki89 means

Not sure what dboki89 means by HKCU\Software\Trolltech\<computername>Defaults\Qt\customColors; the only place the customColors key has ever gone is HKCU\Software\Trolltech\OrganizationDefaults\Qt\customColors.

The current practice is approximately this:

[RegistryKeys]
-=HKCU\Software\Trolltech\OrganizationDefaults\Qt\customColors

Considering how it actually does something with the values of customColors, you may wish to save the key - change the - key to customColors.

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Assumptions...

I may need to stop doing that. Sad

The PC I was using at the time of testing was actually named "Organization". (I wasn't the one naming it...) I only assumed Trolltech put the computer name in that key, and didn't put much thought into possibility of it being otherwise. I'm sorry for the confusion. I confused it since I was just talking about how we need to change that name, and than I saw "it" in the key, and... hm... Guess what happened? Pardon

As far as the significance of that particular key, I believe it can be deleted. AFAIK (again, only assuming), this simply saves the selected custom colors in that color-picker - it's not where it stores theme colors which are in use. Other programs, like Windows Paint as one example, remember those just until you close the program. I believe it can be safely removed, by following Chris's suggested "current practice".

Sorry for the confusion. I hope the report of the said key being left behind helped regardless. Smile I've already asked the admin to change the name of that PC to something more meaningful (asked yesterday), so in the future it shouldn't be a problem. Take care

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aight

I'll post an update Sunday.

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Sorry I have to delay it

I'm busy typing up 5000 words for my English class and couldn't make it.

If I don't have a lot of homework for English, then I think I'll be able to update it next Sunday.

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Focus, Daniel San!

Did you use FocusWriter? Smile

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nope

I went to the University on on typed it up on office 2010 on their brand new Windows 7.

I would have used FocusWriter, but I was using the updater to update like 100 portable apps while I was working (so I didn't run anything while I was working on it).

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updated to 1.3.1 DT2

see release notes for changes

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