Polybar: A status bar for 21st century

Because the default status bar isn't good enough

< 1 min read    20 Sep 2017    

Installing polybar, r/unixporn

https://www.linuxhint.com/status-bars-polybar-linux/

install fonts from the wiki: https://github.com/jaagr/polybar/wiki/Fonts#icon-fonts

http://fontawesome.io/

sudo apt-get install fonts-font-awesome sudo npm install -g material-design-icons icomoon-free-npm

config: https://github.com/jaagr/dots/blob/master/.config/polybar/config

building from source is the best option: https://github.com/jaagr/polybar/

You might want to give lemonbar a try. I personally think it’s good, but less popular.

http://fontawesome.io/cheatsheet/

siji fonts: https://github.com/stark/siji

https://github.com/sebastiencs/icons-in-terminal

https://github.com/gabrielelana/awesome-terminal-fonts

http://fontawesome.io/cheatsheet/

wireless-tools, check wlan module

This guy ! https://github.com/addy-dclxvi

Check out tint2 ? https://www.reddit.com/r/unixporn/comments/734uv6/wslopenboxtint2_small_memory/

Conky : https://github.com/ARCHLabs/Archlabs-Conky-Collection

Hotfix for icons: https://github.com/jaagr/polybar/issues/392#issuecomment-310778138

pip install blueprint

For icons : http://bluejamesbond.github.io/CharacterMap/

All possible parameters https://github.com/jaagr/polybar/wiki/Configuration#bar-settings

Module parameters: https://github.com/jaagr/polybar/wiki/Module:-script#basic-settings

use gucharmap to find icons

Awesome: https://www.reddit.com/r/unixporn/comments/6ocshd/i3_polybar_synthwave_attempt/

playerctl for songs. I strictly use vlc for all music purposes, if not chrome. https://github.com/acrisci/playerctl Might need sudo apt-get install gtk-doc-tools. Install via deb: https://github.com/acrisci/playerctl/releases

http://www.timelessguru.com/easystroke wmctrl, xdotool, easystroke

Decided to get rid of titlebar, have those controls in polybar itself.

xfce > Settings editor > xfwm4 > borderless_maximize > Tick / untick. titleless_maximize

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