Last Updated on: 20th September 2023, 03:58 pm

A new desktop has been implemented to APTus AppCenter: Sway

What is Sway

Sway is a tiling Wayland compositor and a drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager for X11. It works with your existing i3 configuration and supports most of i3’s features, plus a few extras.

Installation (Sparky 7 only)
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

then install Sway via APTus AppCenter-> Desktops-> Sway icon (recommended way).

It comes with basic configuration and a few tools, such as:
– Alacritty – a terminal emulator for Wayland
– bemenu – lets you launch an application; it can be started via left bottom icon or a shotcut: mod+d
– Swaylock – a desktop lock for Wayland
– Swayidle – an idle management daemon for Wayland
– Xbacklight – a simple utility to set the backlight level
– nmtui – a CLI network manager
– Xwayland – lets you launch some applications from X window server
– and a few small apps

It will be configured to Sparky Advanced Installer to let you install it from a Sparky Minimal ISO too.

Informacja w języku polskim: https://linuxiarze.pl/sway

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