LavaLauncher is a simple launcher for Wayland. It serves a single purpose: Letting the user execute shell commands by clicking on icons on a dynamically sized bar, placed at one of the screen edges or in the center. Unlike most popular launchers, LavaLauncher does not care about .desktop files or icon themes. To create a button, you simply provide the path to an image and a shell command. This makes LavaLauncher considerably more flexible: You could have buttons not just for launching applications, but also for ejecting your optical drive, rotating your screen, sending your cat an email, playing a funny sound, muting all audio, toggling your lamps, etc. You can turn practically anything you could do in your shell into a button. The configuration is done entirely via command flags. See the manpage for details and an example. LavaLauncher has been successfully tested with sway and wayfire.
|lavalauncher||A simple launcher panel for Wayland desktops|