patches VS rofi

Compare patches vs rofi and see what are their differences.


Collection of patches for dwm, st and dmenu (by bakkeby)
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patches rofi
82 44
227 4,911
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5.0 8.0
3 months ago 9 days ago
- GNU General Public License v3.0 only
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of patches. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-19.
  • How Do You Setup Workspaces Properly?
    2 projects | | 19 Oct 2022
    I am trying to setup my workspaces for stumpwm, but am running into a wall due to not being able to find much documentation, is there is even support, for a few things I want to do. For some background, I am coming from dwm which I have used for a few years and even forked a few times. In dwm I had a rather simple, but extremely useful, setup where I would store specific types of programs on specific tags. I was able to figure out getting this done in stumpwm and it working just fine. The main issue with this portion of my workspace setup is that the Default workspace still exists. I have tried to figure out how to delete it, but cannot. I know how to rename it, so I could just do that and use it for my terminals, but the issue arises where I have no idea how to change it from the default stacking layout to the dynamic one. Any advice? Additionally, is there a way to get something like dwm's fakefullscreen?
  • dwm-flexipatch: statuscmd integration in dwmblocks
    2 projects | | 30 Sep 2022
    I would like to add the statuscmd (for dwmblocks) feature to my dwm build. I tried this patch (from the suckless website) and this one, from u/bakkeby's Github, which seems more pertinent to my case since I use dwmblocks. I also patched my dwmblocks build with this patch, from the suckless website.
  • automatic drag(c,m)fact in resizemouse
    2 projects | | 8 Sep 2022
    dragcfact is a patch that depends on another patch, cfacts, that assigns a 'weight' to each client in the view area and allows you to resize them by increasing or decreasing the weight of a given client. Yes, in the case of the tile layout that does allow for 'vertical' resizing.
    2 projects | | 8 Sep 2022
  • [dwm] Vanitygasp per tag?
    5 projects | | 14 Mar 2022
    Another way you could achieve this is via floatpos. One way I use this is to toggle tiled windows to become floating and take up 80% of the screen, which gives a kind of semi-fullscreen mode which is kind of nice.
  • bspwm Swallow
    2 projects | | 27 Jan 2022
    I don't know what they are refering to, but the swallowing that has become popularized is not what that screenshot shows. The functionality is taken from Plan9's window manager, rio. When you launch, say, firefox from a terminal on non-swallowing window managers the terminal just sits there and the window is spawned on it's own. With swallowing, the terminal swallows the window in that the newly spawn windows takes up the window that is the terminal until it exists at which point the terminal window is restored. I can not an example of this in video, but there are patches to implement this into dwm such as rio draw/swallow
  • Any alternatives to Wallpaper engine on Linux?
    2 projects | | 30 Nov 2021
  • dwm desktop window implementation
    2 projects | | 30 Sep 2021
    dwm-desktop_icons-6.2.diff - hardcoded to not manage windows that have the window type of _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_DESKTOP, for programs that provide desktop icons as an example, and
  • remap f11 to alt+f using setxkbmap or anything else
    4 projects | | 10 Sep 2021
    I'm not really knowledgeable with dwm but googling around I found this thread where someone linked this GitHub repo, which aims to combine different fullscreen patches so they can work together.
  • multiple status segments with barmodules patch
    3 projects | | 27 Aug 2021
    I've applied the barmodules patch with the hope of controlling multiple status segments via IPC.


Posts with mentions or reviews of rofi. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-04.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing patches and rofi you can also consider the following projects:

rofi-power-menu - Configurable power menu mode for Rofi and dmenu

dwm-flexipatch - A dwm build with preprocessor directives to decide which patches to include during build time

awesome-wm-widgets - Widgets for Awesome Window Manager

Ulauncher - Linux Application Launcher 🇺🇦

eww - ElKowars wacky widgets

dunst - Lightweight and customizable notification daemon

archcraft-xfce - // Source : XFCE ISO

flameshot - Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software :desktop_computer: :camera_flash:

Fedora-KDE-Minimal-Install-Guide - Guide to install KDE Plasma desktop environment on a minimal Fedora installation

linux-wifi-hotspot - Feature-rich wifi hotspot creator for Linux which provides both GUI and command-line interface. It is also able to create a hotspot using the same wifi card which is connected to an AP already ( Similar to Windows 10).

chadwm - Making dwm as beautiful as possible!

Minimalist-Dots - Dots