As I might have already mentioned, or not, some time ago I decided to gather all my sway-related stuff in a common project. As there are hardly any sway user on this forum, I’ll close all the separated threads, and will post updates in this thread only.
The nwg-shell project is an attempt to create a GTK-based shell for sway. It’s aimed at those, who do not believe that the rationale of the modern computer is to use less than 200 MiB RAM and 0.5% CPU. If you don’t want to stare all the time at the terminal’s black window, the programs included in the project are to give you the freedom of choice what your desktop looks like.
nwg-panel (Python, beta)
The panel is the central point of the project. At the moment it contains 9 modules: Clock, Controls, CustomButton, Executor, MenuStart, Playerctl, Scratchpad, SwayTaskbar and SwayWorkspaces. The Executor module supports tint2-like executors, that allow to add user-defined features. The MenuStart module adds support for the nwg-menu plugin (see below).
nwg-dock (Go, beta)
Fully configurable dock written in Go. It features pinned buttons, task buttons, the workspace switcher and the launcher button. The latter by default starts nwggrid (application grid) from nwg-launchers.
nwg-menu (Go, beta)
It’s the MenuStart plugin to nwg-panel, written in Go. It displays the system menu with simplified freedesktop main categories. It also provides the search entry, to look for installed application on the basis of .desktop files, and for files in XDG user directories. You may pin-up applications above the categories list. In the bottom-right corner of the window you’ll also see a set of buttons: lock screen, logout, restart and shutdown.
nwg-drawer (Go, beta)
A golang replacement to the
nwggrid command (a part of nwg-launchers). The
nwg-drawer command displays the application grid. The search entry allows to look for installed applications, and for files in XDG user directories. The grid view may also be filtered by categories. You may pin applications by right-clicking them. Pinned items will appear above the grid. Right-click a pinned item to unpin it.
Azote is a picture browser and background setter, as the frontend to the swaybg (sway/Wayland) and feh (X windows) commands. The user interface is being developed with multi-headed setups in mind. Azote also includes several colour management tools.
This command, based on the gopsutil Go module, produces text output to display system usage info in nwg-panel executors.
This script uses the i3ipc-python library to switch the layout splith/splitv depending on the currently focused window dimensions. It works on both sway and i3 window managers.