C++ X11

Open-source C++ projects categorized as X11

Top 12 C++ X11 Projects

  • polybar

    A fast and easy-to-use status bar

    Project mention: Is there a way I can tell which exit node I am using from CLI in Linux? | /r/Tailscale | 2023-12-08

    I'd like to just be able to write a short shell script to check if an exit node is in use, and then pipe that output into polybar which I use anyway. The problem is that I can't find an option in the tailscale Linux CLI client that will show me whether I'm using an exit node or not. Is there a way to do this?

  • wxWidgets

    Cross-Platform C++ GUI Library

    Project mention: Building Apps with Tauri and Elixir | dev.to | 2023-10-19

    The Elixir programming language is no stranger to desktop applications as the language actually supports building them out of the box. It uses wxWidgets: a C++ library that lets developers create applications for Windows, macOS, Linux and other platforms with a single code base. But wxWidgets has a very complex API, and doesn’t solve issues that usually come with desktop applications around packaging.

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  • ksnip

    ksnip the cross-platform screenshot and annotation tool

    Project mention: Some might not see how much work is/was to maintain xorg server | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-11-29

    can also be used in non-KDE X11 desktop environments.

    which doesn't really explicitly say much, and in fact the only tool I could find that claimed to be able to support everything was ksnip, which seems to work fine with wlroots but beyond that https://github.com/ksnip/ksnip#known-issues outlines the situation well enough; KDE is at least only temporarily broken, but GNOME isn't going to improve because GNOME did that on purpose. Now, that readme says you can use xdg-desktop-portal, but I have a GNOME+Wayland machine on hand, and I couldn't get it to actually work. I think what's supposed to happen is that every time I do a screenshot it prompts for permission, which I wanted to verify so I could complain that that was totally unreasonable, but what actually happens is that it just fails, which is... not better. Oh, and while searching for solutions to that I found flameshot, but that just refuses to even run. So... maybe someday the portal solution will work; in the meantime, I feel comfortable describing the situation as Wayland not having a uniform working way of taking screenshots.

    [0] In particular, so we can avoid the situation from X11 where a load of drawing primitives are baked in that nobody has any use for anymore.

  • Hypr

    Hypr is a tiling window manager written in modern C++.

  • clip

    Cross-platform C++ library to copy/paste clipboard content (by dacap)

  • winbar

    A familiar X11 panel/dock to ease new linux users transition

  • x11-emoji-picker

    Linux XServer emoji picker

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • DeskX

    Light and fast program for remote control of a computer.

  • HiDPI-Fixer

    Qt app that automates fractional scaling configuration on X11 desktops

  • treemaker

    A computational origami tool for generating crease patterns from tree diagrams

  • sticky-mouse-trap

    A simple program for X11 window system that prents the cursor from crossing into another monitor when you do't want it to.

  • password_generator

    Generates strong passwords and directly outputs them for pasting into a password manager without showing the password in plain text. (by B-T-D)

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-12-08.

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What are some of the best open-source X11 projects in C++? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 polybar 13,325
2 wxWidgets 5,611
3 ksnip 1,829
4 Hypr 942
5 clip 567
6 winbar 229
7 x11-emoji-picker 194
8 DeskX 133
9 HiDPI-Fixer 132
10 treemaker 38
11 sticky-mouse-trap 8
12 password_generator 0
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