Jul 20, 2023

Fast and easy-to-use status bar

The main purpose of Polybar is to help users create awesome status bars. It has built-in functionality to display information about the most commonly used services. Some of the services included so far

Systray icons
Window title
Playback controls and status display for MPD using libmpdclient
ALSA volume controls
Workspace and desktop panel for bspwm and i3
Workspace module for EWMH compliant window managers
Keyboard layout and indicator status
CPU and memory load indicator
Battery display
Network connection details
Backlight level
Date and time label
Time-based shell script execution
Command output tailing
User-defined menu tree
Inter-process messaging
And more...

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