taffybar: A desktop bar similar to xmobar, but with more GUI

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A somewhat fancier desktop bar than xmobar. This bar is based on gtk2hs and provides several widgets (including a few graphical ones). It also sports an optional snazzy system tray.

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Change log CHANGELOG.md
Dependencies base (>3 && <5), cairo, containers, dbus (>=0.10.1 && <1.0), dyre (>=0.8.6), enclosed-exceptions (>=, filepath, gtk (>=0.12.1 && <0.14), gtk-traymanager (>=0.1.2 && <0.2), HStringTemplate, HTTP, mtl (>=2), network (<3), network-uri (<3), old-locale, parsec (>=3.1), process (>=, safe (>=0.3 && <1), split (>=, stm, text, time (==1.4.*), transformers (>=, utf8-string, X11 (>=, xdg-basedir, xmonad, xmonad-contrib [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Tristan Ravitch
Maintainer tristan@nochair.net
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Home page http://github.com/travitch/taffybar
Source repo head: git clone git://github.com/travitch/taffybar.git
Uploaded by TristanRavitch at Wed Sep 10 01:06:26 UTC 2014
Distributions Debian:3.0.0, NixOS:3.2.2
Executables taffybar
Downloads 14259 total (1311 in the last 30 days)
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This is a desktop information bar intended for use with XMonad and similar window managers. It is similar in spirit to xmobar; it is different in that it gives up some simplicity for a reasonable helping of eye candy. This bar is based on GTK+ (via gtk2hs) and uses fancy graphics where doing so is reasonable and useful.

The bar is configured much like XMonad. It uses ~/.config/taffybar/taffybar.hs as its configuration file. This file is just a Haskell program that invokes the real main function with a configuration object. The configuration file basically just specifies which widgets to use, though any arbitrary Haskell code can be executed before the bar is created.

There are some generic pre-defined widgets available:

  • Graph (modeled after the graph widget in Awesome)
  • Vertical bar (also similar to a widget in Awesome)
  • Periodically-updating labels, graphs, and vertical bars

There are also several more specialized widgets:

  • Battery widget
  • Textual clock
  • Freedesktop.org notifications (via dbus)
  • MPRIS1 and MPRIS2 widgets
  • Weather widget
  • XMonad log widget (listens on dbus instead of stdin)
  • System tray


An incomplete list of things that would be cool to have:

  • xrandr widget (for dealing changing clone/extend mode and orientation)
  • Better behavior when adding/removing monitors (never tried it)
  • Make MPRIS more configurable