dwm-anybar is a patch for dwm that enables dwm to manage external status bars such as lemonbar and polybar. dwm treats the external bar as it would its own, so all regular dwm commands such as togglebar affect the external bar in the same way.
The project is being managed and developed on this GitHub repo. If you discover any bugs or patch incompatabilities, feel free to create an issue there.
static const int showbar = 1; /* 0 means no bar */ static const int topbar = 1; /* 0 means bottom bar */ static const int usealtbar = 1; /* 1 means use non-dwm status bar */ static const char *altbarclass = "Polybar"; /* Alternate bar class name */
topbar affect the external status bar as it would dwm's status
showbar must be
1 to show the external bar.
topbar must be set
appropriately as well based on if the external bar is docked at the bottom or
the top of the screen. The patch only supports bars docked at the top/bottom of
usealtbar must be set to
1 to use an external status bar, otherwise dwm's
own bar will be enabled.
altbarclass must be set to the class name of the external status bar for dwm
to differentiate it from regular windows. The class name of the bar can be found
xprop(1): WM_CLASS(STRING) = instance, class ^^^^^ altbarclass should be set to this WM_NAME(STRING) = title
Polybar Tray Fix
Since polybar's tray is handled as a separate window and is populated slowly, it
is difficult to manage. There is a
polybar-tray-fix version of the patch that
allows dwm to manage the tray. The tray isn't actually managed until the
togglebar command is called, but it fixes the issue where toggling the bar would
not hide the tray.
This version of the patch adds
config.def.h which is already
set to the correct value.
- Anybar Patch v1.0.3: dwm-anybar-20200721-bb2e722.diff
- Anybar Patch (with Polybar tray fix) v1.0.3: dwm-anybar-polybar-tray-fix-20200721-bb2e722.diff
The latest releases of the patch will always be available first on the project Releases page. There are also "update" patches to update from previous versions of the patch.
- polybar-dwm-module works better with this patch
- Mihir Lad - <mihirlad55 at gmail>