This component is meant for applications to be able to easily use clients based on wlr-layer-shell.

Here you can read about what the protocol does and how shells work:

Report issues in this component here:



To use it from a CMake project you'll need to:

find_package(LayerShellQt REQUIRED)

Then it will offer us the target LayerShellQt::Interface that we can link to to get access to this framework.


You can use LayerShellQt::Shell::useLayerShell(); to enable it before any clients are created.

The class LayerShellQt::Window will give us access to surface-specific settings. We can get it by using LayerShellQt::Window::get(window) on whatever QWindow we need to tweak.