Assets 2


  • Issue #178: Only use --quiet option for Pandoc version 2 or greater.
  • Fixed words-per-minute calculations to not be jumpy or overly high.
  • Fixed issue where creating a new theme resulted in inconsistent selection and display of themes in the Theme Selection dialog.
  • Fixed broken icon when running under Wayland.
  • Fixed screenshots in appdata.
  • Issue #385: Updated resource files license to CC BY-SA 4.0.


Version 1.5.0 brings various HiDPI improvements. However, SVG icons for the full screen button and the HUD window buttons will look overly large and clipped. Drop shadows on text and buttons will also look somewhat pixelated. This is due to QTBUG-60026, which has been fixed in Qt 5.9. It is recommended for users using Qt versions below 5.9 to use FHD screen resolution when using ghostwriter.

Version 1.6.0 and above will no longer compile with Qt 4 due to new features that depend on Qt 5. Please use Qt 5 when building ghostwriter from the source code.

Windows Download

A volunteer has kindly stepped up to provide a Windows installer here:

Since I will no longer be able to provide new releases of ghostwriter for Windows personally, please consider helping out our volunteer at issue #367 if you are interested.

Linux Downloads

Ubuntu Linux users can download the latest version of ghostwriter from the Launchpad PPA using the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wereturtle/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ghostwriter

You may also visit the wereturtle package archive page directly. For more information on how to add a PPA to your system, please see the Launchpad guide. Note that this version of ghostwriter has been packaged in the PPA solely for the following Ubuntu versions:

  • Xenial (16.04)
  • Bionic (18.04)
  • Cosmic (18.10)

ghostwriter is also now available as a Flatpak package at Flathub. Please note that Flatpak has not yet reached version 1.0.0, and you may encounter some bugs. But if you are feeling brave and want to help make Flatpak better, please test the Flatpak version of ghostwriter and report any Flatpak-specific issues at the Flatpak issue tracker.

The following are links to unofficial packages/repositories for other Linux distros, kindly provided by volunteers. Note that you may have to wait for them to be updated to the latest version of ghostwriter.