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Discord Overlay for Linux

Hey all,

A friend of mine has been busy squirrelling away trying to cure one of gaming on Linux's biggest short comings... The lack of a Discord Overlay! So, here is his work.

A QT/X11 browser window to overlay Discord activity over the screen -
https://github.com/trigg/DiscordOverlayLinux

It has a basic first time setup GUI where you can choose where you would like the overlay to display on your screen. So far it has been tested and working on Gnome/X11, Openbox/X11 & Wayfire/Wayland. It would be great if you could help us improve it by commenting below if you got it to work and your environment setup, and by opening any issues you run into on Github.
Thanks!

Last edited by midget_3111 on 4 May 2020 at 8:53 am UTC

The script is very much a WIP and has now been updated. So, what's new?

Added extra settings - toggle to show text on the right, option to show who is muted/deafened
Added a system try icon to easily access settings
Various fixes to GUI menus
Moved the config files to ~/.config/discord-overlay

We're still working on improving this, so I imagine quite a bit might change over the coming weeks. We've got a list of features that we're planning, but if you have anything else you'd like this overlay to do, or if you encounter an error, please open an issue on Github :)

midget_3111 12 Aug

We've now reached version 0.0.2!

Changes:
-Improvements to installation including using pip for package dependencies
-Added option to hide/show a voice channel when user leaves/joins
-Added support for multiple overlays for different channels and different servers
-Added configurable setup options, including a button to allow all voice rooms in a server to be added at once
-Squished some bugs

Liam Dawe 13 Aug

As per Reddit, I opened a bug report on issues with KDE.

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