hyprpicker VS wayfire

Compare hyprpicker vs wayfire and see what are their differences.


A wlroots-compatible Wayland color picker that does not suck. (by hyprwm)


A modular and extensible wayland compositor (by WayfireWM)
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of wayfire. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-10-10.
  • Wayfire (a Wayland compositor) 0.8.0 announcement
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Oct 2023
    I gave Wayfire a shot a bit earlier in the year, but as I am a Dvorak typist and <https://github.com/WayfireWM/wayfire/issues/1601> is marked as "wontfix", I decided to stick to Awesome for the time being. It did run like a dream, though, even on my ancient potato, so if the keybinding issue does get fixed at some point I may well switch over.
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Oct 2023
    One of the developers just responded on the github issue referecing this thread.

    "After a bit of discussion on HackerNews, I got a bit better understanding of the actual problem. People don't want to just configure the keys according to a particular layout - the actual 'issue' here is that they expect the key binding changes together with the layout. Unfortunately, the 0.8.0 changes didn't make this possible to implement as a plugin.

    I would reconsider adding this as an option if there are enough interested people. React with a thumbs up to this comment if you are interested in having this option (though the defaults will certainly remain as they are now). Please, react only if you actually use Wayfire or would use it if it had this feature :)"


  • Do we finally switch to Wayland or not?
    3 projects | /r/archlinux | 5 May 2023
    Your impression of Wayland is going to be very much determined by the quality of the compositor implementing it, and I've found Wayfire to be the best, by far - but oddly, also the one least talked about. Everybody's paying attention to stuff like Hyprland, Sway and Mutter - you're barking up the wrong tree there. Wayfire is fantastic, has most of the bells and whistles Compiz on X11 has, and is as pretty or as functional as you want it to be.
  • Which technology / protocol etc. is the next big thing, coming the next few years in Linux gaming?
    4 projects | /r/linux_gaming | 20 Mar 2023
    - VR support
  • Show HN: Parallax wallpaper engine for Linux and Windows
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Feb 2023
  • Swayfire and Wayfire news
    3 projects | /r/Wayfire | 18 Feb 2023
    might be a small window when wayfire releases a version, before master identfies as the next release number. (see: https://github.com/WayfireWM/wayfire/blob/master/meson.build )
    3 projects | /r/Wayfire | 18 Feb 2023
    On GitHub, last version is 0.7.5.
    3 projects | /r/Wayfire | 18 Feb 2023
    So I try to find news about Wayfire but on the website the last annoucement concerns 0.7.0.
  • What is meant by a Fast OS?
    2 projects | /r/linux | 8 Dec 2022
    That said, many people prefer "fluid" or "smooth" over quick. Or remember these 3D cube or lamp effects, e.g. as redone in https://wayfire.org/ ? Definitely not quick, but people like those.
  • Alternatives to gnome-shell
    5 projects | /r/gnome | 25 Sep 2022

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hyprpicker and wayfire you can also consider the following projects:

sway - i3-compatible Wayland compositor

Hyprland - Hyprland is a highly customizable dynamic tiling Wayland compositor that doesn't sacrifice on its looks.

river - A dynamic tiling Wayland compositor

manjaro-sway - manjaro linux with wayland 🖼, sway 🌴 and a lot of ♥

polybar - A fast and easy-to-use status bar

dwl - dwm for Wayland - ARCHIVE: development has moved to Codeberg

libinput-gestures - Actions gestures on your touchpad using libinput

labwc - A Wayland window-stacking compositor

Waybar - Highly customizable Wayland bar for Sway and Wlroots based compositors. :v: :tada:

wlroots - A modular Wayland compositor library


lxqt - Checkout all LXQt components at once by using git submodule.