@DaveDavenport DaveDavenport released this Dec 30, 2018 · 7 commits to next since this release

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Rofi 1.5.2 is another bug-fix release in the 1.5 series.

Fix border drawing

Issue: #792, #783

There turned out to be a bug in how borders are drawn. It would overlap parts of the border on corners, screwing up

broken border

This is now fixed.

Improve Icon handling

Issue: #860

Several bugs around Icon handling have been fixed:

  • Failing to load multiple (identical icons) on initial load.
  • Preload user-set icon theme.
  • Use the common threadpool in rofi for the icon fetching, instead of spawning a custom one.

New sort syntax

Because of all the changes to the sorting methods in rofi, the command-line options for it where very confusing.
To fix this they have been changed.

The sort option is now used to enable/disable sorting. (This can also be changed at run-time using the hotkey)

The sort-method allows you to set the sorting method. Currently it supports normal (levenshtein) and fzf.

Documentation updates

Issue: #879, #867, #837, #831, #804

Thanks to all the people highlighting or providing fixes to the documentation.

Improving the ssh known hosts file parser

Issue: #820

The original known hosts parser was very limited. The parser has been extended to a bit more robust.


For some reason I can never make a release without adding more features to it. (Feature creep?).

Option to change the negate character

Issue: #877

The option to negate a query: foo -bar e.g. search for all items matching foo but not bar caused a lot of
confusion. It seems people often use rofi to also add arguments to applications (that start with a -).

To help with this, the negate character (-) can be changed, or disabled.

To disable:

rofi -matching-negate-char '\0'

Modify the DRUN display string

Issue: #858

An often requested feature is the ability to change the display string for the drun modi.
The -drun-display-format option is added that allows just this.


The format string for the drun dialog:

  • name: the application's name
  • generic: the application's generic name
  • exec: the application's executable
  • categories: the application's categories
  • comment: the application comment

Default: {name} [({generic})]

Items between [] are only displayed when the field within is set. So in the above example, the () are omitted when
{generic} is not set.

Theme format now supports environment variables

You can use environment variables as part of your theme/configuration file property value.
Environment variables start with $ and the name is surrounded by {}.
So to query the environment FOO you can do:

#window {
    background: ${FOO};

The environment is then parsed as a normal value.