PyRoom is a full-screen writing program, i.e. a full-screen text editor with the purpose of isolating the user from the operating system and other applications. Written using the GTK+ widget toolkit, PyRoom is a clone of the WriteRoom text editor and features "distraction-free writing".[1] Because PyRoom takes up the whole screen, it is "without buttons, widgets, formatting options, menus and with only the minimum of required dialog windows". It is keyboard oriented and can be configured.

Developer(s)The PyRoom Team
Stable release
0.4.1 / April 29, 2009 (2009-04-29)
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeText editor

Pyroom supports the following keyboard commands:[2][3]

  • Ctrl+H - Show help in a new buffer
  • Ctrl+I - Show buffer information
  • Ctrl+P - Shows Preferences dialog
  • Ctrl+N - Create a new buffer
  • Ctrl+O - Open a file in a new buffer
  • Ctrl+Q - Quit
  • Ctrl+S - Save current buffer
  • Ctrl+⇧ Shift+S - Save current buffer as
  • Ctrl+W - Close buffer and exit if it was the last buffer
  • Ctrl+Y - Redo last typing
  • Ctrl+Z - Undo last typing
  • Ctrl+Page Up - Switch to previous buffer
  • Ctrl+Page Down - Switch to next buffer


  1. "PyRoom - distraction free writing". 2008-11-01.
  2. Pyroom v0.4.1 Ctrl+H keyboard shortcut
  3. "~pyroom-dev/pyroom/trunk : /README". Launchpad. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
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