polybar is a fast easy-to-use bar that is highly configurable for any Desktop Enviorment or Window Manager. It allows for mouse interaction based on each module and uses a format of Left, Right or Center to place your desired modules.
# xbps-install -S polybar
Either create a config in
~/.config/polybar or copy the example config from
Polybar can be started via terminal with the following command:
An extremely bare and basic config my look like the following:
[bar/mybar] modules-right = date [module/date] type = internal/date date = %Y-%m-%d%
Running with a Window Mananger
Create a executable script file to start the bar in your polybar's config directory named
polybar.sh, for example:
#!/bin/bash pkill -x polybar while pgrep -u $UID -x polybar >/dev/null; do sleep 1; done polybar mybar &
Add the following lines to
Add the following line to
exec_always --no-startup-id ~/.config/polybar/polybar.sh
Modules can be found on Polybar's Github Wiki with documentation on different options that can be used for each module.