List of applications/Workspace
- 1 Workspace
- 1.1 Bootsplash
- 1.2 Command shells
- 1.3 Terminal multiplexers
- 1.4 Desktop environments
- 1.5 Window managers
- 1.6 Window tilers
- 1.7 Virtual desktop pagers
- 1.8 Support applications
- 1.9 Accessibility
The default installation of Arch provides Bash as shell interpreter and does not contain any Desktop Environment, therefore forces users to choose one themselves. Most Arch boxes run some X11 Window Manager and/or Desktop Environment, but of course there are still people who prefer doing everyday tasks in bare console.
See also Wikipedia:Bootsplash.
- Fbsplash — Gentoo implementation as bootsplash program
- Plymouth — The new graphical boot process for Fedora, replacing the aging Red Hat Graphical Boot
- Splashy — A graphical boot process designed to replace the aging Bootsplash program
See the main article: Command-line shell.
See also Wikipedia:Comparison of command shells.
- abduco — Tool for session attach and detach support which allows a process to run independently from its controlling terminal.
- GNU Screen — Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal.
- tmux — BSD licensed terminal multiplexer.
- byobu — An GPLv3 licensed addon for tmux or screen. It requires a terminal multiplexer installed.
- http://byobu.co/ || AUR
See the main article: Desktop environment#List of desktop environments.
See also #Terminal multiplexers, which offer some of the functions of window managers for the console.
- dvtm — dwm-style window manager in the console.
- twin — Text-mode window manager.
See the main article: Window manager#List of window managers.
- PyTyle3 — An automatic tiler that is compatible with Openbox Multihead with faster action and lower memory footprint.
- PyWO — Allows you to easily organize windows on the desktop using keyboard shortcuts.
- QuickTile — Lightweight standalone alternative to Compiz Grid plugin.
- stiler — A simple python script to convert any wm to tiling wm.
- https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=64100 || AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
- Tile-windows — Tool for tiling windows horizontally or vertically.
- http://www.sourcefiles.org/Utilities/Miscellaneous/tile_0.7.4.tar.gz.shtml || AUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
- wumwum — The Window Manager manager. It can turn emwh compliant window managers into a tiling window manager while retaining all initial functionalities.
Virtual desktop pagers
See also Wikipedia:Pager (GUI).
- bbpager — Dockable pager for blackbox and other window managers.
- fbpager — Virtual desktop pager for fluxbox.
- IPager — A configurable pager with transparency, originally developed for Fluxbox.
- Neap — An non-intrusive and light pager that runs in the notification area of your panel.
- Netwmpager — A NetWM/EWMH compatible pager.
- obpager — Pager for Openbox writen in C++.
- Pager — A highly configurable pager compatible with Openbox Multihead.
See the main article: Display manager#List of display managers.
See the main article: Xorg#List of composite managers.
Taskbars / panels / docks
- Avant Window Navigator — Lightweight dock which sits at the bottom of the screen.
- http://launchpad.net/awn || AUR
- Bmpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant panel.
- Cairo-Dock — Highly customizable dock and launcher application.
- Daisy — KDE Plasma widget which acts as a dock.
- Docker — Docking application which acts as a system tray.
- Docky — Full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker.
- fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.
- KoolDock — KDE3 docker with great effects that tries to resemble the OS X dock.
- LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE desktop.
- MATE Panel — Panel included in the MATE desktop.
- PerlPanel — The ideal accompaniment to a light-weight Window Manager such as OpenBox, or a desktop-drawing program like iDesk.
- PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C.
- qtpanel — Project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt.
- Stalonetray — Stand-alone system tray.
- Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.
- Trayer — Lightweight GTK+-based systray.
- wbar — Quick launch bar developed with speed in mind.
- Xfce Panel — Panel included in the Xfce desktop.
- ADeskBar — Easy, simple and unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox.
- Albert — An application launcher inspired by Alfred.
- Bashrun2 — Provides a different, barebones approach to a run dialog, using a specialized Bash session within a small xterm window.
- dmenu — Fast and lightweight dynamic menu for X which is also useful as an application launcher.
- dmenu-extended — An extension to dmenu for quickly opening files and folders.
- dmenu-launch — Simple dmenu-based application launcher. Launches binaries and XDG shortcuts.
- dswitcher — dmenu-based window switcher that works regardless of workspace or minimization.
- Fehlstart — Small GTK+-based application launcher.
- Gmrun — Lightweight GTK+-based application launcher, with the ability to run programs inside a terminal and other handy features.
- GNOME Do — Application launcher inspired by Quicksilver with many plugins, originally developed for the GNOME desktop.
- j4-dmenu-desktop — Very fast dmenu application launcher.
- higgins — A desktop agnostic application launcher, file finder, calculator and more. Plugin based and freely and easily extendable via user-written plugins
- Kupfer — Convenient command and access tool for the GNOME desktop that can launch applications, open documents and access different types of objects and act on them.
- Launchy — Very popular cross-platform application launcher with a plugin-based system used to provide extra functionality.
- Lighthouse — A simple scriptable popup dialog to run on X.
- rofi — A popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher, requiring only xlib and pango.
- slingshot — An application launcher has a clear look, part of pantheon desktop environment.
- Runa — Fast and light dmenu-driven application launcher, suitable for use standalone, integrated into file manager context menus, or as an 'xdg-open' replacement. Favourite applications can also be configured.
- Synapse — Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the Zeitgeist engine.
- Whippet — A launcher and xdg-open replacement for control freaks. Opens files and URLs with applications associated by name and/or mimetype. Applications and associations may be customized using an SQLite database. Uses dmenu to manage its menus.
- xboomx — Light dmenu wrapper that reorders commands based on popularity, written in Python.
- xfce4-appfinder — An eazy-to-use application launcher from Xfce.
- Yeganesh — Light dmenu wrapper that reorders commands based on popularity, written in Haskell.
A few simple shutdown managers are available:
- exitx-polkit — A GTK logout dialog for Openbox with PolicyKit support.
- exitx-systemd — A GTK logout dialog for Openbox with systemd support.
- oblogout — A graphical logout script for Openbox that may be used with other WMs.
- obshutdown — A great GTK/Cairo based shutdown manager for Openbox and other window managers.
- Mimic — Text-to-speech voice synthesis from the Mycroft project
- https://mimic.mycroft.ai/ || AUR
- Orca — Screen reader for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
- Simple Orca Plugin System — Plug-in extension for the Orca screen reader
See the main article Speech recognition for applications.