What low key UX improvements would you like to see in linux desktop environments?

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  • hud-menu

    Provides a way to run menubar commands through dmenu

    A desktop and application agnostic HUD menu like this one https://github.com/jamcnaughton/hud-menu to search the menus through rofi

  • Exquisite

    Easy window layout management for KDE Plasma

    Do you mean something like Fancyzones? If so, have you checked this out? Combined with this would be what you meant, right?

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  • XMousePasteBlock

    Userspace tool to disable middle mouse button paste in Xorg

    I've actually been using XMousePasteBlock since it does things more elegantly than running an endless loop in the background. But it's still a workaround that shouldn't be necessary unfortunately.

  • dotfiles

    :house: is where the :heart: is :tada: (by mohkale)

    Huh, nice, I found something similar a while back which I've been using quite a lot. What I really like about this one is that it can also monitor and be quietly killed by sending eof on stdin. Let's me use the clipboard in pipelines where I start the script, pipe into curl with config set to - and then just copy urls to my clipboard. When I'm done hit C-d to send EOF and all of them download at once.

  • sway

    i3-compatible Wayland compositor

    That's fair for wayland, I am not sure on its inner workings and have no idea whether you can run two wayland compositors at the same time on different tty. I quickly searched found this boi on GitHub asking for similar feature in Sway https://github.com/swaywm/sway/issues/1416, they didn't care, but it might be possible.

  • LGTVCompanion

    Power On and Off WebOS LG TVs together with your PC

    maybe this helps https://github.com/JPersson77/LGTVCompanion

  • kde-snap-assist

    KWin script for KDE Plasma which suggests other window thumbnails on snap

    I also like this new script. it's also something new and borrowed from windows 10

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

  • pam-cryptsetup

    Automatic LUKS header updates via PAM

  • swaylock-effects

    Swaylock, with fancy effects (by jirutka)

    It’s still being worked on. A new repository was made to add support for latest swaylock changes, but it’s currently broken. Let’s hope it’s fixed soon

  • mpv-mpris

    MPRIS plugin for mpv

    there's the mpv-mpris plugin which solves this btw

  • plymouth

    Plymouth graphical boot system.

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