Thanks – through that screen recording, I discovered Shutter. Did you simply find it in AppCafe, or did someone recommend Shutter to you?
A great feature set. Shoot a menu, shoot a series of virtual desktops, and so on:
… FocusWriter ( 1.6.3 ), found in the TrueOS repository. I believe it is based on Qt 5.6 and seems to work well for what it was designed for, making simple quick notes or letters. …
Nice, but my work sometimes requires things such as LibreOffice so I refrained from installing FocusWriter. Here:
$ pkg search FocusWriter
focuswriter-1.6.3_1 Simple, distraction-free writing environment
$ sudo pkg-static install focuswriter
Updating trueos-base repository catalogue...
trueos-base repository is up-to-date.
Updating trueos-major repository catalogue...
trueos-major repository is up-to-date.
All repositories are up-to-date.
The following 8 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):
Installed packages to be REMOVED:
New packages to be INSTALLED:
focuswriter: 1.6.3_1 [trueos-major]
Installed packages to be UPGRADED:
hunspell: 1.5.4 -> 1.6.0 [trueos-major]
firefox: 50.1.0_4,1 -> 50.1.0_5,1 [trueos-major]
libxul: 45.6.0_3 -> 45.6.0_4 [trueos-major]
enchant: 1.6.0_6 -> 1.6.0_7 [trueos-major]
qupzilla-qt5: 1.8.9_1 -> 1.8.9_2 [trueos-major]
thunderbird: 45.5.1_6 -> 45.6.0_1 [trueos-major]
Number of packages to be removed: 1
Number of packages to be installed: 1
Number of packages to be upgraded: 6
The operation will free 353 MiB.
143 MiB to be downloaded.
Proceed with this action? [y/N]: n
– I chose to not proceed, to not remove LibreOffice.
Side note: above, my use of
pkg-static is extraordinary. If you work from the command line, it's preferable to use
Without removing things …
With the jails feature of FreeBSD it should be possible to have, for example:
- FocusWriter installed in the normal way, LibreOffice in a jail; or
- LibreOffice installed in the normal way, FocusWriter in a jail
– and so on. However …
I can't describe creation or management of jails as friendly to novices. Maybe later this year things will become more user-friendly.
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/jails.html if you want a technical point of reference