rofi VS wmfocus

Compare rofi vs wmfocus and see what are their differences.


Rofi: A window switcher, run dialog and dmenu replacement - fork with wayland support (by lbonn)


Visually focus windows by label (by svenstaro)
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rofi wmfocus
11 4
223 170
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9.3 6.8
about 1 month ago 3 days ago
C Rust
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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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 2022-02-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of wmfocus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-24.
  • sway-overfocus: Nicer basic navigation between tabs and splits in i3/sway
    1 project | | 2 Mar 2022
  • Switching and swapping windows with ace-jump/easymotion-like hints
    7 projects | | 24 Oct 2021
    I've searched around for similar tools (and this has been asked in the past in other places: The only tools I've found, in addition to XMonad's EasyMotion, are (mentioned in the stackexchange link) but after some quick and dirty hacks of the code (which is way over my head) I was not able to get much larger fonts nor obtain the window ID. There are also two tools that work with i3: and . Both give window's IDs and the last one displays large fonts with a small square background, so hints have great visibility. Both should, in principle, be window manager agnostic ( , ), but those issues for WM-independent implementations are still open and the only existing implementations are for i3. (I played with both and looked at the code, but removing the i3 dependencies was not obvious to me ---and wmfocus is Rust, which I've never dealt with before).
  • Relative Window Selection
    2 projects | | 12 Jan 2021
    I use this one:
  • sway window selector
    2 projects | | 5 Jan 2021

What are some alternatives?

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

arewewaylandyet - Sources for

bemenu - Dynamic menu library and client program inspired by dmenu

rofi-pass - rofi frontend for pass

wtype - xdotool type for wayland

i3-automark - Auto mark windows in i3

sway - i3-compatible Wayland compositor

tessen - an interactive menu to autotype and copy pass and gopass data

pass-tessen - use fzf to select data from password store

password-store-example - Gopass examples

pass-clip - A pass extension that lets you quickly copy to clipboard passwords using fzf or rofi

penrose - A library for writing an X11 tiling window manager

easyxmotion - Jump to windows in a style similar to the easymotion vim plugin, best with tiling WMs