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This is sway's idle management daemon, swayidle. It is compatible with any Wayland compositor which implements the KDE idle protocol. See the man page, swayidle(1), for instructions on configuring swayidle.

Release Signatures

Releases are signed with B22DA89A and published on GitHub. swayidle releases are managed independently of sway releases.


From Packages

Swayidle is available in many distributions. Try installing the "swayidle" package for yours.

If you're interested in packaging swayidle for your distribution, stop by the IRC channel or shoot an email to for advice.

Compiling from Source

Install dependencies:

  • meson *
  • wayland
  • wayland-protocols *
  • scdoc (optional: man pages) *
  • git *

*Compile-time dep

Run these commands:

meson build
ninja -C build
sudo ninja -C build install