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[https://code.google.com/p/bmpanel2/ BMPanel] (BitMap Panel) is a lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for X11 Window System, which contains a desktop switcher, taskbar, system tray and clock. The application is inspired by simplicity of fspanel. BMPanel has a modern look and feel, while keeping itself tiny and small.
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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
 
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{{AUR|bmpanel}} can be found in the [[AUR]] and installed using an [[AUR Helper|AUR helper]] or [[AUR#Installing_packages|makepkg]]. However, BMPanel is not maintained anymore, it is recommended to try {{AUR|bmpanel2-git}}.
$ pacman -S bmpanel
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== Themes ==
 
== Themes ==
  
$ mkdir -p ~/.bmpanel/themes
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Themes must be installed in the {{ic|~/.bmpanel/themes}} (respectively {{ic|~/.local/share/bmpanel2/themes}} for bmpanel2) directory. If it does not exist the directory must be created.
  
Download themes from [ http://nsf.110mb.com/bmpanel/ here] (Section Themes). Extract its content to the new created directory.  
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To get themes, download them from [https://code.google.com/p/bmpanel2/wiki/ThemeGallery here] and extract them to {{ic|~/.bmpanel/themes}} or install the {{AUR|bmpanel-themes}} package. Altering design of the theme can be done by adapting the {{ic|~/.bmpanel/themes/<THEME_NAME>/theme}} file. More information on this can be found [https://code.google.com/p/bmpanel2/ here].
  
== Starting bmpanel ==
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BMPanel2 themes are available in the {{AUR|bmpanel2-themes}} package. Further information about available themes can be found [http://code.google.com/p/bmpanel2/wiki/ThemeGallery here].
  
To start bmpanel automatically after the LoginManager you need to put it in your .xinitrc
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== Starting bmpanel ==
  
Example:
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To start bmpanel automatically after the login you need to write this to your {{ic|~/.xinitrc}} file:
  
  #!/bin/sh
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  # Starting bmpanel
#
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  /usr/bin/bmpanel theme_name &
# ~/.xinitrc
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#
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# Executed by startx (run your window manager from here)
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# exec gnome-session
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# exec startkde
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# exec startxfce4
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# ...or the Window Manager of your choice
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# Start Window Manager
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exec ck-launch-session openbox-session
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# Start XScreensaver demon
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/usr/bin/xscreensaver -no-splash &
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# Starts bmpanel
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  /usr/bin/bmpanel arch&
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# Needed by pcmanfm to mount HRD
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or:
  if which dbus-launch >/dev/null && test -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS";
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  /usr/bin/bmpanel2 --theme=theme_name &
then
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        eval "$(dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session)"
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fi
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Revision as of 23:12, 10 December 2012

BMPanel (BitMap Panel) is a lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for X11 Window System, which contains a desktop switcher, taskbar, system tray and clock. The application is inspired by simplicity of fspanel. BMPanel has a modern look and feel, while keeping itself tiny and small.

Installation

bmpanelAUR can be found in the AUR and installed using an AUR helper or makepkg. However, BMPanel is not maintained anymore, it is recommended to try bmpanel2-gitAUR.

Themes

Themes must be installed in the ~/.bmpanel/themes (respectively ~/.local/share/bmpanel2/themes for bmpanel2) directory. If it does not exist the directory must be created.

To get themes, download them from here and extract them to ~/.bmpanel/themes or install the bmpanel-themesAUR package. Altering design of the theme can be done by adapting the ~/.bmpanel/themes/<THEME_NAME>/theme file. More information on this can be found here.

BMPanel2 themes are available in the bmpanel2-themesAUR package. Further information about available themes can be found here.

Starting bmpanel

To start bmpanel automatically after the login you need to write this to your ~/.xinitrc file:

# Starting bmpanel
/usr/bin/bmpanel theme_name &

or:

/usr/bin/bmpanel2 --theme=theme_name &