Jul 20, 2023

GTK-based launchers: application grid, button bar, dmenu for sway and other window managers

nwg-launchers is C++ rewrite of sgtk-menu, an application launcher primarily developed for Sway but also works on other window managers.


  • GNOME-like application grid, with search box and favourites
  • Horizontal or vertical button bar, out of a template file
  • GTK menu out of commands found in $PATH or newline-separated input

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