Waybar VS plata-theme

Compare Waybar vs plata-theme and see what are their differences.


Highly customizable Wayland bar for Sway and Wlroots based compositors. :v: :tada: (by Alexays)
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Posts with mentions or reviews of plata-theme. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-17.
  • How do you get Plata-Noir and Plata-Noir-Compact on Tumbleweed?
    1 project | /r/openSUSE | 7 Feb 2023
    You can find plata here, i dont no if plata-noir or compact are part of that package. btw, it looks like plata hasn’t been updated for two years, maybe consider another more recent theme.
  • Could I propose to maintain Plata?
    2 projects | /r/SolusProject | 17 Dec 2022
    I think we might have a misunderstanding on our hands here. The problem is not that the Plata package for Solus is no longer maintained, but that the Plata project itself (which is/was independent from Solus) sees no more development. So stepping up would mean to take care and update the Plata theme itself, with all that entails. There have been at least two efforts to revive it, but I think both are on hold at the moment. To help out, or start your own continuation of Plata, you'd need to fork the upstream Plata project and update the GTK theme to be compatible with new versions of GNOME shell, Budgies, etc.
  • Installer just goes "unable to install" when trying to install the most recent lutris version
    3 projects | /r/leagueoflinux | 10 Nov 2021
    Theme is Plata-Noir and Papirus Icon theme, which are default for Solus Budgie.
  • [Question] What are some of the most usable GTK Themes?
    5 projects | /r/UsabilityPorn | 23 Feb 2021
    I'd recommend plata. It has a material style design with very good contrast on both light and dark themes. It also has a compact variant. It is the default theme of solus.
  • Global uniform style
    4 projects | /r/swaywm | 2 Jan 2021
    I use plata-theme for GTK, it can be configured by 4 key colors, then it derives everything else from those key colors, I use the same colors for Sway, Wofi, Mako, Waybar .. etc. The result of the overall system looks very consistent.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Waybar and plata-theme you can also consider the following projects:

eww - ElKowars wacky widgets

gtk-theme - System76 Pop GTK+ Theme

i3status-rust - Very resourcefriendly and feature-rich replacement for i3status, written in pure Rust

Matcha-gtk-theme - Matcha is a flat Design theme for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome-Shell

sway - i3-compatible Wayland compositor

xsettingsd - Moved to codeberg.org/derat/xsettingsd

pywal - 🎨 Generate and change color-schemes on the fly.

papirus-icon-theme - Pixel perfect icon theme for Linux

nwg-panel - GTK3-based panel for sway and Hyprland Wayland compositors

cblack - Theme CBlack-Dark [Cinnamon]

wayfire - A modular and extensible wayland compositor

PathOfBuilding - Offline build planner for Path of Exile.