rofi

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Rofi is a window switcher, run dialog, ssh-launcher and dmenu replacement that started as a clone of simpleswitcher, written by Sean Pringle and later expanded by Dave Davenport.

Installation

Install rofi from the official repositories.

Rofi as dmenu replacement

If called as dmenu (via a symlink), rofi acts like dmenu. You may want to install rofi-dmenuAUR, which symlinks dmenu to rofi. Then programs that call dmenu from a script (like passmenu from pass) will use rofi instead of dmenu.

If you prefer the look of dmenu, this approximates it:

rofi -show run -modi run -location 1 -width 100 \
		 -lines 2 -line-margin 0 -line-padding 1 \
		 -separator-style none -font "mono 10" -columns 9 -bw 0 \
		 -disable-history \
		 -hide-scrollbar \
		 -color-window "#222222, #222222, #b1b4b3" \
		 -color-normal "#222222, #b1b4b3, #222222, #005577, #b1b4b3" \
		 -color-active "#222222, #b1b4b3, #222222, #007763, #b1b4b3" \
		 -color-urgent "#222222, #b1b4b3, #222222, #77003d, #b1b4b3" \
		 -kb-row-select "Tab" -kb-row-tab ""

Custom Themes

  1. Requires the xorg-xrdb package.
  2. Add your customisations to your .Xresources file (see below for examples).
  3. Reload .Xresources with xrdb -load ~/.Xresources.

Contributed Themes

See the official rofi-themes repository for a list of custom themes.