This page documents software that is critical / very important to have running for a smooth Wayland / Hyprland experience.
DEs like KDE / Gnome will do this automatically, Hyprland will not (because you might want to use something else)
Starting method: most likely manual (
Many apps (e.g. Discord) may freeze without one running.
Starting method: automatic
Pipewire is not necessairly required, but screensharing will not work without it.
Starting method: Automatic on Systemd, manual otherwise
XDG Desktop Portal handles a lot of stuff for your desktop, like file pickers, screensharing, etc.
Starting method: manual (
Authentication agents are the things that pop up a window asking you for a password whenever an app wants to elevate its privileges.
Our recommendation is the KDE one. For arch, it’s
You can autostart it with
Starting method: none (just a library)