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The '''Scratch 3.0 Offline Editor''', otherwise known as the '''Scratch Desktop Editor''', is a version of the [[Scratch 3.0]] program that can be downloaded to a computer, as opposed to the online editor. This is useful for those who wish to use Scratch without an internet connection or for class teachers who wish for their students not to participate with the online community.
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'''Scratch Desktop''', otherwise known as the '''Scratch 3.0 offline editor''', is a version of [[Scratch 3.0]] that can be downloaded and installed on a computer, as opposed to being used in a web browser like the online editor. This is useful for those who wish to use Scratch without an internet connection or for class teachers who wish for their students not to participate with the [[Scratch Website|online community]]. [[Scratcher]]s also use it for creating a new version of their game without other users noticing.{{citation needed|date=July 2019}}
  
 
== System Requirements ==
 
== System Requirements ==
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For Scratch to run properly, the following minimum system requirements are needed:<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/download/</ref>
 
For Scratch to run properly, the following minimum system requirements are needed:<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/download/</ref>
 
* Windows 10 or later or macOS 10.13 or later, though users have reported successfully running the editor on Windows 7<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/331321/</ref>
 
* Windows 10 or later or macOS 10.13 or later, though users have reported successfully running the editor on Windows 7<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/331321/</ref>
* '''placeholder''' number of megabytes of free hard drive space
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* Approximately 400 MB of free hard drive space
  
== Downloading ==
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== Downloading and Installation ==
 
[[File:Scratch 3.0 Offline Editor.png|thumb|250px|The offline editor]]
 
[[File:Scratch 3.0 Offline Editor.png|thumb|250px|The offline editor]]
 
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Scratch Desktop can be downloaded from [https://scratch.mit.edu/download the Scratch website]. An installer is provided which requires no interaction.
The current offline editor can be downloaded [http://scratch.mit.edu/download from the Scratch site].
 
 
 
'''Scratch Desktop''' will be installed. It is supplied as an EXE file for Windows, or a DMG file for Mac.
 
 
 
=== Storage Space ===
 
When downloading the Scratch Desktop/3.0 offline editor, '''placeholder''' bytes will be used in total.
 
  
 
== Information ==
 
== Information ==
 
[[File:3.0 Offline Editor File Menu.png|right|thumb|The File menu of the offline editor]]
 
[[File:3.0 Offline Editor File Menu.png|right|thumb|The File menu of the offline editor]]
The offline editor has a few differences from the online editor. Projects are named by saving the project to one's computer (unlike the online editor, where text input above the [[stage]] is used). The offline editor still displays the name above the stage, though.
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Scratch Desktop is slightly different from the online editor. Projects are named by saving the project to one's computer (unlike the online editor, where a text input above the [[stage]] is used). The [[Project Tutorials|tutorials]] also appear in Scratch Desktop. The top-right of the project editor, instead of displaying the login link or one's username, is empty.
  
The tutorials menu also shows in the offline editor. The top-right of the project editor, instead of displaying the login link or one's username, doesn't display anything.
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Scratch Desktop saves all projects in [[Scratch File Format|.sb3]] format. The Scratch offline editor will soon have the option to update frequently along with the online editor,{{citation needed|date=January 2018}} so a notification will be pushed to the computer to warn of an update, and will allow the program to update without uninstalling.
  
The offline editor saves all projects in [[.sb3]] format. There are no major differences between the offline editor and the online, apart from optimization for offline use. The Scratch offline editor will soon have the option to update frequently along with the online editor,{{citation needed|date=January 2018}} so a notification will be pushed to the computer to warn of an update, and will allow the program to update without uninstalling.
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[[Cloud Data|Cloud variables]] are also not available in the offline editor, presumably because users cannot log in.
  
[[Cloud Data|Cloud variables]] are also not available in the offline editor, presumably because users cannot log in.
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[[Backpack]] is not included in offline editor because users cannot log in.
  
 
== Uploading ==
 
== Uploading ==
 
{{see also|Project Sharing}}
 
{{see also|Project Sharing}}
Uploading will be supported soon,<ref>[https://scratch.mit.edu/download], "In a later version we will add the ability to upload to your Scratch account directly in Scratch Desktop."</ref> and will be a similar process as [[Scratch 1.4]] and [[Scratch 2.0]]'s; however, it will not allow project instructions, notes, or tag inputs directly from the upload. There will be a 50 MB [[project]] size limit like
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Uploading projects will soon be supported,<ref>[https://scratch.mit.edu/download], "In a later version we will add the ability to upload to your Scratch account directly in Scratch Desktop."</ref> and will be a similar process as to [[Scratch 1.4]] and [[Scratch 2.0]]; however, it will not allow project instructions, notes, or tag inputs directly from the upload.{{cn|date=June 2019}} There will be a 50 MB [[project]] size limit like Scratch 2.0, though the majority of projects do not reach that file size. However, users can bypass this limit by uploading an .sb3 file onto a project on the Scratch website. The projects are uploaded to the Scratch website, but they are not shared unless the user shares them themself.
Scratch 2.0, though the majority of projects do not reach that file size. However, users can bypass this limit by uploading an .sb3 file onto a project on the Scratch website. The projects are uploaded to the Scratch website, but they're not shared unless Scratchers share them by themselves.
 
 
 
  
 
== See Also ==
 
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== References ==
 
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[[Category:Scratch Program]]
 
[[Category:Scratch Program]]

Latest revision as of 18:50, 28 July 2019

This article or section documents the current version of Scratch (version 3.0). For this article in Scratch 2.0, see Offline Editor (2.0). For this article in Scratch 1.4, see Scratch 1.4.

Scratch Desktop, otherwise known as the Scratch 3.0 offline editor, is a version of Scratch 3.0 that can be downloaded and installed on a computer, as opposed to being used in a web browser like the online editor. This is useful for those who wish to use Scratch without an internet connection or for class teachers who wish for their students not to participate with the online community. Scratchers also use it for creating a new version of their game without other users noticing.[citation needed]

System Requirements

Main article: What are the system requirements for Scratch?

For Scratch to run properly, the following minimum system requirements are needed:[1]

  • Windows 10 or later or macOS 10.13 or later, though users have reported successfully running the editor on Windows 7[2]
  • Approximately 400 MB of free hard drive space

Downloading and Installation

The offline editor

Scratch Desktop can be downloaded from the Scratch website. An installer is provided which requires no interaction.

Information

The File menu of the offline editor

Scratch Desktop is slightly different from the online editor. Projects are named by saving the project to one's computer (unlike the online editor, where a text input above the stage is used). The tutorials also appear in Scratch Desktop. The top-right of the project editor, instead of displaying the login link or one's username, is empty.

Scratch Desktop saves all projects in .sb3 format. The Scratch offline editor will soon have the option to update frequently along with the online editor,[citation needed] so a notification will be pushed to the computer to warn of an update, and will allow the program to update without uninstalling.

Cloud variables are also not available in the offline editor, presumably because users cannot log in.

Backpack is not included in offline editor because users cannot log in.

Uploading

See also: Project Sharing

Uploading projects will soon be supported,[3] and will be a similar process as to Scratch 1.4 and Scratch 2.0; however, it will not allow project instructions, notes, or tag inputs directly from the upload.[citation needed] There will be a 50 MB project size limit like Scratch 2.0, though the majority of projects do not reach that file size. However, users can bypass this limit by uploading an .sb3 file onto a project on the Scratch website. The projects are uploaded to the Scratch website, but they are not shared unless the user shares them themself.

See Also

References

  1. http://scratch.mit.edu/download/
  2. https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/331321/
  3. [1], "In a later version we will add the ability to upload to your Scratch account directly in Scratch Desktop."