fuzzel - Man Page

display XDG applications in a searchable Wayland window


fuzzel [OPTIONS]...


fuzzel lists all available XDG applications in a searchable Window. The search box supports Emacs-like key bindings.

The window size, font and colors can be configured with command line options:


Specifies the monitor to display the window on. In Sway, you can list the available outputs with swaymsg -t get_outputs.

The default is to let the compositor choose output.


Font and style to use, in fontconfig format. See Font Format. Default: monospace.


Icon theme to use. Example: Adwaita. Default: hicolor.


Do not render any icons.

-T,--terminal=TERMINAL ARGS

Command to launch XDG applications with the property Terminal=true (htop, for example). Example: xterm -e. Default: not set.


The (maximum) number of matches to display. This dictates the window height. Default: 15.


Window width, in characters. Margins and borders not included. Default: 30.


Horizontal padding between border and icons and text. In pixels, subject to output scaling. Default: 40.


Vertical padding between border and text. In pixels, subject to output scaling. Default: 8.


Background color. See Colors. Default: fdf6e3dd.


Text color. See Colors. Default: 657b83ff.


The color of matching substring(s). As you start typing in the search box, the matching part in each application's name is highlighted with this color. See Colors. Default: cb4b16ff.


The color to use as background of the currently selected application. See Colors. Default: eee8d5ff.


The width of the surrounding border, in pixels (subject to output scaling). Default: 1.


The corner curvature. Larger means more rounded corners. 0 disables rounded corners. Default: 10.


The color of the border. See Colors. Default: 002b36ff.


dmenu compatibility mode. In this mode, the list entries are read from stdin (newline separated). The selected entry is printed to stdout.


Exit immediately, without showing the UI, if stdin is empty. dmenu mode only.


Override line height from font metrics. In points by default, but can be specified as pixels by appending 'px' (i.e. --line-height=16px). Default: not set.


Additional space between letters. In points by default, but can be specified as pixels by appending 'px' (i.e. letter-spacing=5px). Negative values are supported. Default: 0.


Show the version number and quit

Font Format

The font is specified in FontConfig syntax. That is, a colon-separated list of font name and font options.

  • Dina:weight=bold:slant=italic
  • Arial:size=12


All colors must be specified as a RGBA quadruple, in hex format, without a leading '0x'.

  • white: ffffffff (no transparency)
  • black: 000000ff (no transparency)
  • black: 00000010 (semi-transparent)
  • red: ff0000ff (no transparency)

The default color scheme is Solarized.