Efficient dynamic menu for Wayland

Riley Beckett via wmenu-devel

2 days ago
3 days ago


wmenu is an efficient dynamic menu for Sway and wlroots based Wayland compositors. It provides a Wayland-native dmenu replacement which maintains the look and feel of dmenu.



  • cairo
  • pango
  • wayland
  • xkbcommon
  • scdoc (optional)
$ meson build
$ ninja -C build
# ninja -C build install


See wmenu(1)

To use wmenu with Sway, you can add the following to your configuration file:

set $menu wmenu-run
bindsym $mod+d exec $menu


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This project started as a fork of dmenu-wl. However, most of the code was rewritten from scratch.