sway-bar man page

sway-bar — bar configuration file and commands

Description

Sway allows for configuration of swaybar within the sway configuation file. Swaybar commands must be used inside a bar { } block in the config.

Commands

status_command <status command>

Executes the bar status command with sh -c. Each line of text printed to stdout from this command will be displayed in the status area of the bar. You may also use the i3bar JSON protocol:

https://i3wm.org/docs/i3bar-protocol.ht…

pango_markup <enabled|disabled>

Enables or disables pango markup for status lines. This has no effect on status lines using the i3bar JSON protocol.

id <bar_id>

Sets the ID of the bar.

position <top|bottom>

Sets position of the bar. Default is bottom.

output <output>

Restrict the bar to a certain output, can be specified multiple times. If the output command is omitted, the bar will be displayed on all outputs.

swaybar_command <command>

Executes custom bar command, default is swaybar.

font <font>

Specifies the font to be used in the bar.

separator_symbol <symbol>

Specifies the separator symbol to separate blocks on the bar.

wrap_scroll <yes|no>

Enables or disables wrapping when scrolling through workspaces with the scroll wheel. Default is no.

workspace_buttons <yes|no>

Enables or disables workspace buttons on the bar. Default is yes.

strip_workspace_numbers <yes|no>

If set to yes, then workspace numbers will be omitted from the workspace button and only the custom name will be shown.

binding_mode_indicator <yes|no>

Enable or disable binding mode indicator. It’s enabled by default.

height <height>

Sets the height of the bar. Default height will match the font size.

Colors

Colors are defined within a colors { } block inside a bar { } block. Colors must be defined in hex. i.e. #rrggbb or #rrggbbaa when including the alpha channel.

background <color>

Background color of the bar.

statusline <color>

Text color to be used for the statusline.

separator <color>

Text color to be used for the separator.

focused_background <color>

Background color of the bar on the currently focused monitor output. If not used, the color will be taken from background.

focused_statusline <color>

Text color to be used for the statusline on the currently focused monitor output. If not used, the color will be taken from statusline.

focused_separator <color>

Text color to be used for the separator on the currently focused monitor output. If not used, the color will be taken from separator.

focused_workspace <border> <background> <text>

Border, background and text color for a workspace button when the workspace has focus.

active_workspace <border> <background> <text>

Border, background and text color for a workspace button when the workspace is active (visible) on some output, but the focus is on another one. You can only tell this apart from the focused workspace when you are using multiple monitors.

inactive_workspace <border> <background> <text>

Border, background and text color for a workspace button when the workspace does not have focus and is not active (visible) on any output. This will be the case for most workspaces.

urgent_workspace <border> <background> <text>

Border, background and text color for a workspace button when the workspace contains a window with the urgency hint set.

binding_mode <border> <background> <text>

Border, background and text color for the binding mode indicator. If not used, the colors will be taken from urgent_workspace.

See Also

sway(5)

Referenced By

sway(1), sway(5).

11/26/2016