Firegrid alternatives and similar shards
Based on the "Services and Apps" category
Do you think we are missing an alternative of Firegrid or a related project?
Firegrid strives to make pointer-driven interfaces easier and faster for users to operate. It allows you to move the pointer and click quickly to most points on the screen with only a few key strokes.
You select a piece of the screen. The sceen is initialy entirely covered with a grid. Each key will select a tile of the grid and create another grid inside. Once a selected tile is precise enough, the mouse pointer will move to the tile center and a mouse click will be triggered.
More images here.
Is it fast?
On most screens, three key strokes will trigger a click. The initial grid format is calculated according to the screen ratio, which means that two screens with the same ratio will get the same grid (e.g a 1080p and a 4k screen) and the same number of required key strokes.
Firegrid only works on Linux in X11. Firegrid is written with Qt 5 so it should not be hard to port it in Wayland or even over MacOS / Windows.
Firegrid is available in the AUR: firegrid
You can install it using
makepkg like this:
$ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/firegrid.git $ cd firegrid $ makepkg -si $ cd .. $ rm -r firegrid
Or you could use an AUR helper:
e.g: With yaourt
$ yaourt -S firegrid
Build from sources
To build firegrid from sources, you only need Docker.
Run the following command:
$ sh scripts/build.sh
You will then find the firegrid binary in the
Firegrid configuration file resides in
A configuration file sample is available here.
This file must follow the TOML specification.
To hack on firegrid, you can run a Docker container with every dependency required to build, run the application and launch the test suite:
$ sh scripts/hack.sh
N.b: If you get the following error:
QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display, you need to install xhost and run the following command:
xhost +before running the script.
Inside the container you can:
- Build the binary with:
- Install crystal shards:
- Compile and run the application with:
- Launch the test suite with:
Before sending a pull request, please checkout the contribution guidelines.
- Adrien Folie - Creator / Maintainer.
Firegrid is licensed under the MIT License. See [LICENSE](LICENSE) for full license text.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Firegrid README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.