Alan Griffiths (alangriffiths) Publisher Star developer Star developer

Install latest/beta of confined-shell

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install confined-shell --beta

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confined-shell is only available on the unstable beta channel. It could break and change often.

Channel Version Published

A minimal Mir based confined shell for testing support for such things

The current iteration is based on Miriway, swaybg and wofi.

To activate the wofi launcher press Meta+a. This will show snaps publishing a .desktop file, but only Wayland based snaps will run successfully.

To exit the shell press Ctrl-Alt-BkSp (long press if apps are running)

For the greeter (e.g. GDM) to recognise the confined-shell session run:


Details for confined-shell

  • GPL-3.0

Last updated
  • 17 May 2024 - latest/beta
  • 17 May 2024 - latest/edge



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