A fast and easy-to-use status bar (by polybar)


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Posts where polybar has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-20.
  • Some characters (ex. muted icon and everything in powermenu) aren't showing, how do I fix it? Arch/i3-gaps
    reddit.com/r/Polybar | 2021-04-20
    So the font definitions on your bar are 0-indexed, whereas the font usages in the various modules are 1-indexed, as documented on the fonts page.
  • Unable to use x-offset in poly-bar on i3 without setting override-redirect to true.
    reddit.com/r/Polybar | 2021-04-19
    The wiki does have some workarounds for this: https://github.com/polybar/polybar/wiki/Known-Issues#override-redirect-in-i3
  • Where are these icons from
    reddit.com/r/Polybar | 2021-04-14
    A good tool for copying these glyphs is gucharmap.
  • i3 - can't interact with the "main bar" under the transparent one
    reddit.com/r/Polybar | 2021-04-14
    It's a known issue (https://github.com/polybar/polybar/wiki/Known-Issues#override-redirect-in-i3), basically when you want polybar to have offsets (width not 100 % and somehow centered), i3 won't let you do that. You need to use "override-redirect", that will make the bar "not a window", so i3 won't push it "it's way". But by doing that, i3 won't reserve space for the bar, so windows would overlap it.
  • Incomplete font rendering in polybar . Pls help
    reddit.com/r/Polybar | 2021-04-12
    I think this is a bug with Nerd Fonts: https://github.com/polybar/polybar/issues/991
  • How do i put a glyph in the content of a module?
    reddit.com/r/Polybar | 2021-04-08
    Also have a look at our wiki: https://github.com/polybar/polybar/wiki/Fonts
  • Which one should I use to develop a taskbar with Rust, QT, or GTK or by hand/manually?
    So if I wanted to design a taskbar similar to polybar for the wayland display, which framework should I use with the Rust, QT or GTK, or I design it all by hand without using these frameworks. The thing I am really looking at is performance and ease of coding and if any performance loss if I used QT or GTK?
  • Is there a place where I can learn how to do low level system programming?
    I am thinking of creating my first taskbar that is similar to polybar but for Wayland, Linux.
  • How difficult is it to write my own taskbar?
    Just curious to know if I were to write up my own taskbar (something similar to polybar) in a low level language such as C, Rust etc, how difficult would it be?
  • What is unixporn really about?
    Just to give you an idea....here's what an (essentially) default i3 setup looks like. Here's what a default Openbox setup looks like. There are other window managers that people start with, but the point is........they're very bare-bones. Everything else is customized. They're probably adding in some other tools like polybar, conky, etc., but those also have to be configured (or you have to use someone else's configuration, at a minimum). So they're really showcasing all their configurations and scripts.
  • Remove polybar dropshadow.
    reddit.com/r/Polybar | 2021-03-31
    I tried what people said in this issue that is:
    reddit.com/r/Polybar | 2021-03-31
  • Having issues with emojis, and showing mic volume
    reddit.com/r/Polybar | 2021-03-29
    For the font issue, please read this. There are a bunch of things that can go wrong with fonts.
  • https://np.reddit.com/r/Polybar/comments/mewdii/need_help_polybar_truncate_label_to_last_part/gskf5o4/
    There is no way to slice certain characters off tokens. The numbers you put after the token names are the min length and max length of the token: https://github.com/polybar/polybar/wiki/Formatting#tokens
  • Any panel applications?