This application is a part of the nwg-shell project.
Nwg-drawer is a golang replacement to the nwggrid command (a part of nwg-launchers). It's being developed with sway in mind, but should also work with other wlroots-based Wayland compositors. X Window System is not supported.
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 application grid. Right-click a pinned item to unpin it. The pinned items cache is shared with nwg-menu and nwggrid.
- go 1.16 (just to build)
You may use another file manager and terminal emulator (see command line arguments), but for now the program has only been tested with the two mentioned above.
- Clone the repository, cd into it.
- Install necessary golang libraries with
sudo make install
Building the gotk3 library takes quite a lot of time. If your machine is x86_64, you may skip steps 2-3, and install the provided binary by executing step 4.
Command line arguments
$ nwg-drawer -h Usage of nwg-drawer: -c uint number of Columns (default 6) -fm string File Manager (default "thunar") -fscol uint File Search result COLumns (default 2) -fslen int File Search name length Limit (default 80) -is int Icon Size (default 64) -lang string force lang, e.g. "en", "pl" -o string name of the Output to display the drawer on (sway only) -ovl use OVerLay layer -s string Styling: css file name (default "drawer.css") -spacing uint icon spacing (default 20) -term string Terminal emulator (default "alacritty") -v display Version information
~/.config/nwg-panel/drawer.css to your taste.