sway

i3-compatible Wayland compositor (by swaywm)

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Posts with mentions or reviews of sway. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-21.
  • Why is Wayland the way that it is
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-09-21
    It seems technically possible for a Wayland compositor to implement these things, but at least for Sway there are no plans to (see sway#3380). And unlike with Xorg, you can't use a separate tool to add these effects to a compositor that doesn't already support them.
  • firefox 92.0-2 not opening any submenus
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-09-21
    It looks similar to this: https://github.com/swaywm/sway/issues/6147 If it's the case, you need to rebuild gtk3 with the fixes from this comment (https://github.com/swaywm/sway/issues/6147#issuecomment-920761907) or just wait until it will be merged.
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-09-21
  • Sway completely locks up the system when started
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-09-21
    At first I was having the issue described here: https://github.com/swaywm/sway/issues/4672
  • xkbcomp errors/warnings
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-09-20
  • Krohnkite still does not work in Wayland, and it has not been updated in more than a year. Any alternatives? Is it Kwin's fault?
    reddit.com/r/kde | 2021-09-19
    More specifically, see: awesome-wayland and arewewaylandyet. Sway-addons also has interesting stuff in it, like wl-clipboard which is mostly compatible with Klipper.
  • What window manager should I try next?
    sway because Wayland is the future and it's _really_ neat
  • XWayland cursor freezes when holding down mouse button and pressing a keyboard key
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-09-17
    If you have hide_cursor set to when-typing, maybe it's this bug/feature: https://github.com/swaywm/sway/issues/6297
  • Copy url via mouse not working in sway compiled on Ubuntu 20.04
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-09-14
  • Why Is Gnome The Only Thing That Looks Good On 4K Monitor?
    Have you tried Sway?
  • Why does nvidia have such a bad relationship with Apple and why don’t they release their drivers for Linux machines?
    reddit.com/r/hardware | 2021-09-09
  • firefox 92 - doesnt render menus (burger menu, right click menu, etc)
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-09-09
    Looks like this is fixed both in GTK3 and Firefox so will eventually trickle down to you depending on your distro: https://github.com/swaywm/sway/issues/6426
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-09-09
  • Possible to reload sway config without wiping wallpaper?
    reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-09-09
    How are you running the swaymsg bg on a variable? Do you have issues with wallpaper filenames with spaces and/or parentheses? I'm experiencing the issue described here.
  • Might be a stupid question but what if I don't want a GUI desktop environment?
    reddit.com/r/Ubuntu | 2021-09-08
    Sway -- https://swaywm.org/

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swaywm/sway is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

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