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[http://nsf.110mb.com/bmpanel/ 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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[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.
  
 
== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
{{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}}.
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BMPanel is available as {{AUR|bmpanel2}} in the [[AUR]]. If you prefer the legacy version not mantained anymore install {{AUR|bmpanel}}.
  
 
== Themes ==
 
== Themes ==
  
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.
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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]. Here you can find more themes. Extract them to {{ic|~/.local/share/bmpanel2/themes}} (respectively {{ic|~/.bmpanel/themes}} for bmpanel legacy). Altering design of the theme can be done by adapting the {{ic|~/.local/share/bmpanel2/themes/''theme name''/theme}} file (respectively {{ic|~/.bmpanel/themes/''theme name''/theme}}). More information on this can be found [https://code.google.com/p/bmpanel2/ here].
 
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To get themes, download them from [http://nsf.110mb.com/bmpanel/#themes 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 More information on this can be found [http://nsf.110mb.com/bmpanel/index-old.html here] (outdated).
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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] and a there is also a [http://nsf.110mb.com/bmpanel2themeref/ reference guide] to help making new themes.
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== Starting bmpanel ==
 
== Starting bmpanel ==
  
To start bmpanel automatically after the login you need to write this to your {{ic|~/.xinitrc}} file:
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To start BMPanel automatically after the login you need to write this to your {{ic|~/.xinitrc}} file:
  
  # Starting bmpanel
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  bmpanel ''theme_name'' &
/usr/bin/bmpanel theme_name &
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or:
 
or:
  /usr/bin/bmpanel2 --theme=theme_name &
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  bmpanel2 --theme=''theme_name'' &

Revision as of 07:27, 13 November 2013

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

BMPanel is available as bmpanel2AUR in the AUR. If you prefer the legacy version not mantained anymore install bmpanelAUR.

Themes

BMPanel2 themes are available in the bmpanel2-themesAUR package. Further information about available themes can be found here. Here you can find more themes. Extract them to ~/.local/share/bmpanel2/themes (respectively ~/.bmpanel/themes for bmpanel legacy). Altering design of the theme can be done by adapting the ~/.local/share/bmpanel2/themes/theme name/theme file (respectively ~/.bmpanel/themes/theme name/theme). More information on this can be found here.

Starting bmpanel

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

bmpanel theme_name &

or:

bmpanel2 --theme=theme_name &