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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.


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


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 &


bmpanel2 --theme=theme_name &