PyRoom - Python Written, Minimalistic, Distraction-free Text Editor for GNU/Linux!

PyRoom is an excellent distraction-free (it's kinda its main "theme" :D) text editor for GNU/Linux. It's written in Python and about 6.75Kb in size!, loads almost instantly and launches itself in full screen, if you're a writer who wants a text editor with minimal distractions, then PyRoom is an excellent little application.

But remember, this is not for everyone. For instance if you want an all-time-visible tool-bar and window borders with the usual buttons, etc then this is not for you. And also it doesn't have a built in spell-checker which is a must for some people (OK, I'm just talking about me :D) but I guess that for professional dudes and gals, this won't be much of a problem.

Main features...

*. Once started you can start typing right away and by pressing the keyboard shortcut ("Ctrl" + H") you can get a list of available configuration options.

*. It has a kind of a cool fade out "text tips" section right under the bottom of the borders (you know text "stuff"/updates/auto saving info, etc appears and then vanish in a cool way).  

*. Only runs in full-screen, well it's essential for its purpose, distraction-free writing, remember.

*. Has a built in GUI which lets you change things like the colors of the text, background, font, change the width/height, etc.

Preference window...

*. Can set to save your text automatically or can do so manually (using "Ctrl" + "Shift" + "S").

*. Undo and redo support.

*. Save files in new buffer or start a new buffer window.

*. Fully supports your mouse (you know so you can select, copy, paste using the mouse, etc).

Decent "mouse support" :)...

Well, that's all I have to say about that :). You can install pyroom in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by using the below command in your Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install pyroom

I should be thankful to Ara Pulido girly geek for this amazing little application. So thank you Ara :).

And as a final word, if you don't need a lot of options but would like to have an amazingly simple, fast loading and a bit advanced text editor (it really is in its own way) at the same time, then PyRoom is a pretty darn good "solution" without a doubt!.

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