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Dark Room is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, Dark Room is just about you and your text.

Basically, Dark Room is a clone of the original WriteRoom that is an OS X (tiger) exclusive application. It is a child of necessity, as there were no viable alternatives in Windows to produce the same behavior. Sure, you can kind of emulate the behavior by jumping through a bunch of hoops in Word/Writer, but it isn’t the same. Also, you can do something similar in emacs, but who wants to learn a bunch of obscure keyboard shortcuts?

The goal of the project is to capture the essence of WriteRoom, while keeping it simple and just as free.


Version 0.8b


  • Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 / Vista / 10
  • .NET Framework 2.0

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • File Menu
    • Clear Document: Ctrl+N
    • Open Document: Ctrl+O
    • Save Document: Ctrl+S
    • Quit: Ctrl+Q
  • Edit Menu
    • Undo: Ctrl+Z
    • Redo: Ctrl+Y
    • Cut: Ctrl+X
    • Copy: Ctrl+C
    • Paste: Ctrl+V
    • Select All: Ctrl+A
    • Find: Ctrl+F
    • Find Next: F3
    • Preferences: Ctrl+,
  • View Menu
    • Statistics: Ctrl+/
    • Toggle Fullscreen: F11 or Esc