Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

Mavis Beacon Teaches typing 15

Application Details:

Version: 15
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.8-staging

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Basic lesson functionality.
  • All tested settings, including turning off full-screen.

What does not

  • Some fields when creating a new user did not work correctly, with demo text appearing as actual text, or throwing a "Please enter an integer" warning when trying to erase the default zero value, but thankfully the problems were manageable.
  • Slight visual glitches in the settings tabs.
  • Mini Mavis seemed to be unable to remain in the system tray while running: The icon disappeared, but it said it was still running when I tried to launch it again.


  • The Visual C++ mfc42 library is required to run. Install the mfc42 verb.
  • Monospaced Windows fonts are required for proper lesson rendering. Install the corefonts verb.
  • The text must be deleted manually.
  • Deleting the 0 default value for WPM brings up a "Please enter an integer" warning. Dismiss this, and enter your WPM goal in the now empty field.

What was not tested

  • Using the official CD-ROM to install (files were manually copied from an existing Windows installation).
  • Some miscellanious configuration options.
  • Most Mini Mavis functionality.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 38 x86_64May 24 20238.8-stagingN/A Yes YesGoldWilbur Jaywright 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 29 20131.4.1Yes Yes NoBronzeAdam 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20101.1.41No Not installable NoGarbageJoel 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
52808 Full screen does not scale properly in older apps: display resolution change needed on Wayland NEEDINFO View
52848 Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 15: Typed characters not spaced correctly (`winetricks -q corefonts` is a workaround) REOPENED View

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