dwm-setup VS nwg-launchers

Compare dwm-setup vs nwg-launchers and see what are their differences.


My dotfiles (by threadexio)


GTK-based launchers: application grid, button bar, dmenu for sway and other window managers (by nwg-piotr)
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over 1 year ago 2 months ago
Shell C++
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of nwg-launchers. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-28.
  • My One Complaint still stands in 42
    1 project | /r/gnome | 23 Feb 2022
    You can find this in this github repo - https://github.com/nwg-piotr/nwg-launchers
  • How are you configuring touchpad gestures?
    5 projects | /r/swaywm | 28 Sep 2021
    Sure thing! appgrid.sh is just a single command calling nwggrid from nwg launchers, a series of graphical shell tools for sway. It was originally started in C++ but the author started the project again in Go.
  • GNOME-style Application menu for other DE's?
    1 project | /r/linuxquestions | 20 May 2021
    Maybe nwg-launchers could work.
  • nwg-dock 0.0.1 ready for testing
    7 projects | /r/swaywm | 2 Apr 2021
    This is the last (at least for now) missing part of nwg-shell for sway: autotiling, Azote, nwg-launchers, nwg-panel and nwg-dock.
  • Manjaro Sway Edition
    1 project | /r/swaywm | 12 Jan 2021
    Just installed it, still looking around. I can make a suggestion that could horrify some (but be a nice possibility with very little added space), make a keybind (I use super+m (you know menu)) for nwg-launchers (https://github.com/nwg-piotr/nwg-launchers). Nice overlay menu much like the gnome menu. Yes I know...we have dmenu/rofi/etc. But I just found this and it looks surprising on sway (lol). It's on the AUR. Both the grid and the bar look good, there's also his custom dmenu app.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing dwm-setup and nwg-launchers you can also consider the following projects:

gentoo - Gentoo dots

polybar-dwm-module - A dwm module for polybar

dotfiles - Salonia Matteo's dotfiles (GNU/Linux configuration)

nwg-panel - GTK3-based panel for sway and Hyprland Wayland compositors

dwm-bar - A modular statusbar for dwm

nwg-bar - GTK3-based button bar for wlroots-based compositors

jgmenu - An X11 menu

sway-launcher-desktop - TUI Application launcher with Desktop Entry support. Made for SwayWM, but runs anywhere

dotfiles - My dotfiles repo, here you can find all my window manager configs as well as documentation and a guide on how to make your own desktop environment.

dwm-relative-controls - Simple yet useful dwm patch

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

win3wm - A Tiling Window Manager for windows 10, Inspired by i3wm