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A dashboard/launcher/control-panel thing for Wayland. Requires wlr-layer-shell-unstable-v1.

Consider this alpha-quality: While it works, everything is subject to change with a moments notice. You may end up pulling in the latest changes, and poof, wldash suddenly turns into an artisan espresso machine.

#How to use

  1. Checkout: git clone https://github.com/kennylevinsen/wldash
  2. Build: cargo build --release
  3. Put somewhere: cp target/release/wldash /usr/local/bin/wldash
  4. Run: wldash

To see the default configuration, run wldash print-config. To configure, place a file in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/wldash/config.yaml (or if XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set, ~/.config/wldash/config.yaml). JSON is also currently supported.

Notable settings: outptuMode can be active or all, scale can be set to 2 to half the buffer size, and the widgets (and their layout) can be configured.

For more info, look in src/config.rs.

#System dependencies

dbus. See https://github.com/diwic/dbus-rs#requirements.

#How to use launcher

The launcher for wldash is built-in, based on https://github.com/kennylevinsen/dot-desktop. Pluggable systems may come back in the future.

The environment variables XDG_DATA_DIRS and XDG_DATA_HOME are read to find the many applications folders that contain desktop files.


#Date and time

In nice, big letters!

#3 month calendar

Scroll or click on the months to navigate.

#Battery level

Over upower, only visible if upower battery is detected

#Audio volume

Over pulseaudio, only visible if pulseaudio connection is successful. Scroll to adjust volume, right-click to toggle mute.

#Backlight control

Using backlight sys file, only visible of backlight is detected. Scroll to adjust, right-click to toggle between the extreme values.


Loads desktop files from the usual locations.

The launcher also accepts prefix operators to change its mode:

#Notable missing features:

  • Scaling of any kind - all sizes are currently hardcoded in pixels
  • Configurability
  • Cleanup and reorganization
  • Proper line editor for the launcher

#How to discuss

Go to #kennylevinsen @ irc.libera.chat to discuss, or use ~kennylevinsen/public-inbox@lists.sr.ht.