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broadwayd — Broadway display server


broadwayd [--port PORT] [--address ADDRESS] [:DISPLAY]


broadwayd is a display server for the Broadway GDK backend. It allows multiple GTK+ applications to display their windows in the same web browser, by connecting to broadwayd.

When using broadwayd, specify the display number to use, prefixed with a colon, similar to X. The default display number is 1.

broadwayd :5

Then point your web browser at Start your applications like this:


You can add password protection for your session by creating a file in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/broadway.passwd or $HOME/.config/broadway.passwd with a crypt(3) style password hash. A simple way to generate it is with openssl:

openssl passwd -1  > ~/.config/broadway.passwd



Use PORT as the HTTP port, instead of the default 8080 + (DISPLAY - 1).


Use ADDRESS as the HTTP address, instead of the default

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