meafs / daedalOS

Desktop environment in the browser.

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🌌 daedalOS 🌌

Desktop environment in the browser

Stars License



Feature Overview

Feature Overview

Try It 🏁


Build & Run

git clone
cd daedalOS
yarn build:fs
yarn dev

System 🧠

File System

  • File Explorer
    • Back, Forward, Recent locations, Address bar
  • Drag & Drop File Support (internal & external)
    • Loading progress dialog
  • ZIP (write support), ZIP/ISO read support, RAR extract support
  • Writes to IndexedDb
  • Group selection/manipulation & drag to sort
  • Dynamic and auto cached icons for music, images & video
  • Context Menus
    • Cut, Copy, Create shortcut, Delete, Rename
    • Add file, Map directory
    • Open with, Open file/folder location, Open in new window
    • Download, Add to archive, Extract here, Set as wallpaper
    • Sort by, New Folder, New Text Document
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • CTRL+C, CTRL+V, CTRL+X, CTRL+A, Delete
    • F2, F5, Backspace, Arrows, Enter
  • File information tooltips
  • Allow sorting by name, date, type or extension
    • Persists states


Start Menu

  • Expandable Sidebar
    • Apps list, Documents shortcut, Power (clears session)
  • Spotlight visual effect
  • Folder support
  • Keyboard shortcut opens with SHIFT+ESC


  • Peek hover preview of windows
  • Focused window indicator


  • Runs in a web worker
  • Synced to system clock on load
  • Date tooltip



  • Query parameter loading
    • Examples:
      • /?url=/favicon.ico
      • /?app=TinyMCE

Apps 🧪

BoxedWine (.exe, .zip)

  • Runs 16/32-bit Windows applications

Browser (.htm, .html)

  • Loads websites (w/HTTP header support)
  • Bookmark bar
  • Favicon support
  • Back/Forward & Reload
  • Google search via Address bar


  • Console, Elements, Network, Resources, Sources, DOM
  • Activate from Start Menu or SHIFT+F12

js-dos (.exe, .jsdos, .zip)

  • DOS emulator
  • Automatic save states on close
    • /Users/Public/Snapshots
  • Automatic window resize

Monaco Editor

  • Code/text editor
  • Supports all file types
  • Save files via CTRL+S
  • Line count, cursor position, language id
  • Prettier formatting
    • json, js/ts, css/sass/less, html, markdown

PDF (.pdf)

  • Renders PDF's
  • Page current/count & Zoom


Ruffle (.swf, .spl)

  • Flash Player emulator


TinyMCE (.whtml)

  • Read & WYSIWYG modes
  • File save support

Virtual x86 (.img, .iso)

  • x86 emulator
  • Automatic save states on close
    • /Users/Public/Snapshots
  • Automatic window resize

Video Player

Webamp (.mp3, .wsz)


Desktop environment in the browser.

License:MIT License


Language:JavaScript 79.5%Language:TypeScript 20.3%Language:CSS 0.2%Language:Shell 0.0%