Jul 20, 2023

Lightweight NetWM-compliant panel (taskbar) for X11

BMPanel bitmap panel is nice, lightweight, NetWM-compatible panel for your X11 desktop. It currently features

  • Look’n’feel customization via themes 20 of them included
  • A bunch of widgets desktop switcher, taskbar, launchbar, systray, clock, decor, empty unofficial temperature widget also available
  • Pseudo default and compositing optional transparency support
  • Written in C with speed and clarity in mind
  • Small number of dependencies, briefly glib2, cairo, pango, libX11
  • Small memory footprint about 2-4 megabytes
  • Small executable 80 kilobytes at the moment

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