Icons in polybar

The little icons you see in the polybar are defined by the font awesome-terminal-fonts. Changing the icons could not be easier. Surf to the website and copy/paste the icon you would like to have to your polybar config.

On this page we are going over the many modules we provide one by one. We test them out and sometimes improve them in place. So you learn how to change the modules to your liking.

Each desktop has its own desktop bar called either

  • mainbar-i3
  • mainbar-openbox
  • mainbar-openbox-extra
  • mainbar-bspwm

Each of these mainbars has these 3 lines to tell what modules you would like to see.

  • modules-left
  • modules-center
  • modules-right

You will be editing these lines the most.

You define what modules you want to see in those lines.

In the middle at the top of every picture
you will see the active module
aur-updates
backlight-acpi

No documentation on wiki yet. Guessing you can use the same config as on xbacklight.
Xbacklight 
seems to be the promoted module  for this function.

backlight

Not favored any more. Xbacklight is the new module replacing this one.

battery
compton
cpu1
cpu2
date
ewmh (openbox only)
filesystem
kernel
load-average
memory1
memory2
memory3
mpd
networkspeedup networkspeeddown
pacman-updates
pavolume
pub-ip
release
sep
spotify1
temperature1
temperature2
uptime
volume
weather
wired-network
wireless-network
xbacklight

This module is favored over the other modules to give the functionality of dimming your laptop screen. Setting the brightness can be done with keyboard shortcuts. Often you need the Fn key to do it.

xkeyboard
xwindow