This is probably a misguided request but I’m longing for something like LXqt-Hyprland (or LXqt-Sway). I’m using manjaro-sway on my desktop and mostly like it there, except for usability issues with sway. I’m now installing an infrequently used laptop and my last attempt with manjaro-sway on a laptop was an utter failure 'cause so much stuff didn’t work and I just can’t handle all the obscure CLI config when on the road when I’m not using it daily (the desktop’s config doesn’t change).
So I’m looking whether using something like LXqt to get a reasonable set of settings widgets for stuff from power management to wifi can make hyprland or sway usable for me. Widgets that change stuff that would be in the hyprland/sway config, such a output displays won’t work, but the rest should?
Of course right now LXqt doesn’t quite work on wayland but perhaps there is a similar set of stuff in another project?
Does what I’m looking for just not make sense? Any suggestions?
Yup. I’s a barrier to entry. Laundry list while trying out garuda-hyprland (which is pretty awesomely done, congrats!):
trackpad scrolling direction
auto-mounting SDcards / USB drives
setting up my keyboard (F keys don’t work, media keys don’t work)
power management settings
Yup, I know I’ll find these things with an hour of searching, it’s just that it makes it difficult to play with the distro to see whether I enjoy it. Garuda does actually have more GUI stuff than manjaro-sway, which is nice. It seems that all it needs is a small number of settings GUI applets plus putting them all together in one of the garuda-* apps so one can discover them easily.