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A window switcher, application launcher and dmenu replacement

Rofi is a popup window switcher that started as a clone of simpleswitcher, a tool by Sean Pringle. Rofi (renamed, as it lost the simple property) has been extended with extra features, like an application launcher and ssh-launcher, and can act as a drop-in dmenu replacement, making it a very versatile tool.

Rofi, like dmenu, will provide the user with a textual list of options where one or more can be selected. This can either be running an application, selecting a window, or options provided by an external script.



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Leaders and contributors

Qball Cow Developer

Resources and communication

Software prerequisites

Required to uselibxkbcommon >= 0.4.1
Required to usexcb-util
Required to uselibcairo-xcb
Required to uselibstartup-notification-1.0
Required to uselibxcb
Required to buildbison
Required to buildautomake >= 1.11.3
Required to buildautoconf
Required to usexcb-util-wm
Required to buildflex >= 2.5.39
Required to buildcheck
Required to uselibglib2.0 >= 2.40
Required to uselibxkbcommon-x11
Required to buildpkg-config
Required to buildgcc
Required to uselibpango
Required to usegio-unix-2.0
Required to usegmodule-2.0
Required to uselibpangocairo
Required to buildmake
Required to uselibcairo
Required to usexcb-util-cursor
Required to uselibgdk-pixbuf-2.0


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