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

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  • Calculator for sway
    5 projects | /r/swaywm | 29 Jun 2023 together with (both packaged for openSUSE and perhaps other Linux distros).
  • Rofi dry run
    2 projects | /r/swaywm | 30 May 2023
    Which rofi you run? The original one from (which is Xorg base, so it has to start XWayland) or the Wayland-based fork on
  • Wofi is SO superior to Rofi
    4 projects | /r/swaywm | 13 Dec 2022
    There's a rofi fork that's wayland native and works with the thousands of scripts and themes out there:
  • Emacs: Quickly Killing Processes
    2 projects | | 13 Nov 2022
    There's a patched fork of rofi that supports wayland that I'm actually using, but linked the upstream in my OP for general reference:
  • rofi-dekstop - A rofi powered, menu driven desktop environment
    2 projects | /r/linux | 22 Oct 2022
    There's a rofi fork that works well in Wayland: You need to install this instead of standard rofi
  • is there a word-to-latex converter?
    2 projects | /r/LaTeX | 4 Jun 2022
    I wrote my own web based LaTeX editor I can use if I want access to my LaTeX files from a different computer, something I never would have been able to do if I hadn't learned how the pieces work together (though I actually use neovim over ssh more often).
  • Application launcher that displays application names correctly
    2 projects | /r/linuxquestions | 3 Jun 2022
    rofi allows you to combine the two into a single mode showing both; there's a wayland-compatible fork of rofi if you'd rather try that.
  • Wayland native desktop launcher with password-store support?
    3 projects | /r/swaywm | 13 Feb 2022
    rofi has a native wayland port ( ) and the -dmenu option emulate dmenu's behaviour, is there a specific reason why you don't want to use it ?
    3 projects | /r/swaywm | 13 Feb 2022
    well you're in luck then, wofi uses GTK but rofi does not 👍 It is also quite customizable so you can make it look pretty much however you want, and there is already a dmenu theme ( ) And finally, if you create a link to the rofi binary called dmenu - depending on you distro this migh even be done by your packet manager, you'll get a drop in replacement for dmenu so programs don't have to explicitly support rofi. (You might want to tweak the dmenu theme a little though, when I tried it, the colours were a bit odd)
  • List of CLI programs (follow-up to GUI). Feel free to make suggestions.
    19 projects | /r/linux | 19 Jan 2022
    re: fuzzel, there is actually a rofi fork with wayland support that (works quite well)[].
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