A window switcher, application launcher and dmenu replacement
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Can run commands
<code>run: st toxic</code> Runs a tox client in the terminal emulator "st".
<code>run: maim ~/Images/screenshots</code> take a screenshot with "maim" and save it to given location.
Pro Great keybindings
They seem to be emacs based.
Pro Minimalist design, yet can use customizable themes
Also it's easy to make use of your own "plugin" (scripts).
Pro Resource efficient
Pro Case insensitive
Instead of having to worry about case sensitive characters, you can use caps or lowercase wherever you please without causing any issues.
Pro Clipboard history extension
Greenclip adds clipboard manager functionality.
Pro Greatly maintained
Pro Easily switch windows without mouse
Con One of the most poorly documented launchers for new users
Challenge: Install Rofi and google how to actually start or use it. I'll wait. Sure, there's plenty of Arch bros screaming about dmenu, showing off editing of config files, integrating it with i3 or this or that...
uh... guys? how. do. we. actually: 1) start the damn thing. 2) use the damn thing.
I was intrigued because Rofi was ranked #1 on slant, which hasn't done me wrong so far with reviews. But I'm about to go back to using a third party dock in Xfce, because there's simply no resource on how to use Rofi for a complete newbie.
Con Issues when Caps Lock is active
When typing with Caps Lock activated, it's impossible to use Backspace. Rofi eventually freezes in this scenario.
Con Zero images
This is a pro for some but it's a con for others.