Hyprland is a dynamic tiling Wayland compositor based on wlroots that doesn’t sacrifice on its looks.
In Athena OS, Hyprland has been configured in order to facilitate the user experience in a window manager environment.
Currently, since Hyprland project is in beta, it could not work on virtual machines that don’t allow GPU passthrough, so it is strongly suggested to use it in a baremetal configuration.
Hyprland used in Athena OS is inspired on the wonderful work of @end-4.
The environment consists of several applications distributed between the top bar and the desktop environment.
The top bar offers several interesting items useful to manage your environment.
On the top-left side of top bar, a label with the current active window name is shown.
The environment has a media player integrated with YouTube and Spotify in order to show the playing music.
Music popup window can be hidden or invoked by Super+M.
At the center of the top bar, the workspace list is placed. It shows active and used workspaces by using circles.
The right side of the top bar starts with a calendar and battery level bar.
Along these elements, it is possible to access to the keyboard and system settings where you can select your network connections, access to Bluetooth functionalities, access to power menu, read notifications and manage To-Do task notes.
A clean desktop view appears like the following:
This environment hides several useful resouces that can be invoked by keybindings. By considering you are using the default keybindings, you can invoke the terminal by Super+Enter.
On Desktop, the application search can be called. It shows the overview of the current workspaces showing the active applications inside them and provides a search bar to find local applications or remote resources. Furthermore, it provides built-in functionalities as math operations or running commands.
By typing on the search bar, you can find all the resources you need or running commands. You can move by arrow keyboard for selecting the item and Enter key for running it.
The timeout before locking or suspending the system is specified in
$HOME/.config/hypr/execs.conf in the following lines:
Edit the timeout value to change the trigger of lock screen and system suspend. You can also edit the behavior of these two commands by changing the last parameters or creating a new command in a new line.
At the end, reboot.
At any time you can choose to customize the current environment or to use a different theme.
Hyprland leverages on several files for applying its current theme. These files are distributed mainly between:
- ~/.config/hypr: containing all Hyprland configuration files (as keybindings, startup applications, background)
- ~/.config/ags: containing all AGS configuration files
- ~/.local/bin: containing binaries used for this theme
Files in ~/.config/hypr that you can customize are:
- env.conf: define environment variables to be used in Hyprland
- execs.conf: define the processes to start at Hyprland startup
- keybindings.conf: define the keybindings for launching applications and actions
- hyprland.conf: define several settings for Hyprland environment and invoke the previous configuration files above
Customize them according to your needs.
If you wish to change the Desktop background, rename your image as wallpaper and just replace ~/.config/hypr/wallpaper by your image file and reboot. To change it in runtime, run also:
If you would like to change the entire theme of Hyprland and applying a different one, you need to search for different. Usually, Hyprland themes are distributed as dotfiles. Dotfiles are named in this manner because they are the usual folder in your home directory that start with . in their name. So, a Hyprland theme typically consists of a .config and .local folders, but they could have also more of them.
For applying an Hyprland theme, you must copy the content of these folders in the related dot folders inside your home directory. If there is no error in Hyprland configuration, the theme should be applied automatically.
In order to help you and not getting crazy, here are reported the main keybindings set by default in Athena OS Hyprland.
To show the main keybindings, press Super + /.
|Super + C||Open VSCodium as code editor|
|Super + Enter||Open the Terminal|
|Super + T||Open Foot|
|Super + E||Open the File Manager|
|Super + W||Open the Browser|
|Super + Q||Close the active window|
|Super + CTRL + V||Open pavucontrol|
|CTRL + Shift + Escape||Open GNOME System Monitor|
|Super + Shift + ALT + S||Take screenshot and open the image editor. Files will be saved in Desktop|
|Take screenshot and copy it in clipboard|
|Super + Shift + S||Take screenshot and copy it in clipboard|
|Super + ALT + R||Toggle recording desktop|
|CTRL + ALT + R||Toggle recording desktop with audio|
|Super + Shift + ALT + R||Toggle recording desktop on fullscreen|
|Super + V||Show clipboard content|
|Super + Shift + C||Run Hyprpicker|
|Super + CTRL + T||Switch wallpaper|
|Super + K||Show virtual keyboard|
|Super + L||Lock screen|
|Super + CTRL + R||Reset AGS|
|Super + TAB||Toggle View|
|Super + M||Toggle Music Popup|
|Super + N||Toggle Sidebar|
|CTRL + ALT + Delete||Power menu|
|CTRL + Shift + ALT + Delete||Logout|
|Super + CTRL + Shift + ALT + Delete||Power off|
Windows and Workspaces
|Super + D||Maximize active window|
|Super + Shift + ALT + Space||Toggle floating|
|Super + Shift + Left||Move window to left|
|Super + Shift + Right||Move window to right|
|Super + Shift + Up||Move window to up|
|Super + Shift + Down||Move window to down|
|Super + Left||Move focus to left|
|Super + Right||Move focus to right|
|Super + Up||Move focus to up|
|Super + Down||Move focus to down|
|Super + CTRL + Left||Move to the previous workspace|
|Super + CTRL + Right||Move to the next workspace|
|Super + CTRL + Shift + Left||Move the active window to the previous workspace|
|Super + CTRL + Shift + Right||Move the active window to the next workspace|
|Super + MouseDown||Move to the previous workspace|
|Super + MouseUp||Move to the next workspace|
|Super + CTRL + Shift + MouseDown||Move the active window to the previous workspace|
|Super + CTRL + Shift + MouseUp||Move the active window to the next workspace|
|Super + F||Switch active window to fullscreen|
|Super + <N>||Switch to the workspace <N> (N is a number between 0 and 9)|
|ALT + TAB||Switch focus among windows|
|Super + LeftMouseButton||Drag the window|
Other keybindings can be found in ~/.config/hypr/keybindings.conf
To install Athena OS Hyprland environment on side of an existing environment, run:
Then reboot. On Login Manager, select Hyprland session and login.
If your theme is not correctly displayed, run
athena-theme-tweak to set or change the current environment theme.