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Status Bars


Waybar is a GTK status bar made specifically for wlroots compositors.

To use it, it’s recommended to use the AUR package waybar-hyprland-git.

Compiling Manually

To compile manually:

Clone the source, cd into it, then do:

sed -i 's/zext_workspace_handle_v1_activate(workspace_handle_);/const std::string command = "hyprctl dispatch workspace " + name_;\n\tsystem(command.c_str());/g' src/modules/wlr/workspace_manager.cpp
meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=plain --auto-features=enabled --wrap-mode=nodownload build
meson configure -Dexperimental=true build
sudo ninja -C build install

If you want to use the workspaces module, first, copy the configuration files from /etc/xdg/waybar/ into ~/.config/waybar/. Then, in ~/.config/waybar/conf/ replace all the references to sway/workspaces with wlr/workspaces.

For more info regarding configuration, see The Waybar Wiki.

Waybar popups render behind the windows

In ~/.config/waybar/config, make sure that you have the layer configuration set to top and not bottom.

Active workspace doesn’t show up

Replace #workspaces button.focused with #workspaces button.active in ~/.config/style.css.

Scrolling through workspaces

Since there a lot of configuration options from sway/workspaces are missing, you should deduce some of them by yourself. In the case of scrolling, it should look like this:

"wlr/workspaces": {
     "format": "{icon}",
     "on-scroll-up": "hyprctl dispatch workspace e+1",
     "on-scroll-down": "hyprctl dispatch workspace e-1"

Clicking on a workspace icon does not work!

On the wlr/workspaces module, add "on-click": "activate". That’s the purpose of the sed command used before building Waybar: the default way to select a workspace by clicking uses the swaymsg’s way, and thus it is required to edit this function to make it work with hyprctl.


In order to use Eww, you first have to install it, either using your distro’s package manager, by searching eww-wayland, or by manually compiling. In the latter case, you can follow the instructions.


After you’ve successfully installed Eww, you can move onto configuring it. There are a few examples listed in the Readme. It’s also highly recommended to read through the Configuration options.

Read the Wayland section carefully before asking why your bar doesn’t work.

Here are some example widgets that might be useful for Hyprland:

Workspaces widget

This widget displays a list of workspaces 1-10. Each workspace can be clicked on to jump to it, and scrolling over the widget cycles through them. It supports different styles for the current workspace, occupied workspaces, and empty workspaces. It requires bash, awk, stdbuf, grep, seq, socat, jq, and Python 3.


(deflisten workspaces :initial "[]" "bash ~/.config/eww/scripts/get-workspaces")
(deflisten current_workspace :initial "1" "bash ~/.config/eww/scripts/get-active-workspace")
(defwidget workspaces []
  (eventbox :onscroll "bash ~/.config/eww/scripts/change-active-workspace {} ${current_workspace}" :class "workspaces-widget"
    (box :space-evenly true
      (for workspace in workspaces
        (eventbox :onclick "hyprctl dispatch workspace ${workspace.id}"
          (box :class "workspace-entry ${workspace.id == current_workspace ? "current" : ""} ${workspace.windows > 0 ? "occupied" : "empty"}"
            (label :text "${workspace.id}")


#! /bin/bash
function clamp {
	python -c "print(max($min, min($val, $max)))"

if test "$direction" = "down"
	target=$(clamp 1 10 $(($current+1)))
	echo "jumping to $target"
	hyprctl dispatch workspace $target
elif test "$direction" = "up"
	target=$(clamp 1 10 $(($current-1)))
	echo "jumping to $target"
	hyprctl dispatch workspace $target


hyprctl monitors -j | jq --raw-output .[0].activeWorkspace.id
socat -u UNIX-CONNECT:/tmp/hypr/$HYPRLAND_INSTANCE_SIGNATURE/.socket2.sock - | stdbuf -o0 grep '^workspace>>' | stdbuf -o0 awk -F '>>|,' '{print $2}'



spaces (){
	WORKSPACE_WINDOWS=$(hyprctl workspaces -j | jq 'map({key: .id | tostring, value: .windows}) | from_entries')
	seq 1 10 | jq --argjson windows "${WORKSPACE_WINDOWS}" --slurp -Mc 'map(tostring) | map({id: ., windows: ($windows[.]//0)})'

socat -u UNIX-CONNECT:/tmp/hypr/$HYPRLAND_INSTANCE_SIGNATURE/.socket2.sock - | while read -r line; do
Active window title widget

This widget simply displays the title of the active window. It requires bash, awk, stdbuf, grep, socat, and jq.


(deflisten window :initial "..." "bash ~/.config/eww/scripts/get-window-title")
(defwidget window_w []
    (label :text "${window}"


hyprctl activewindow -j | jq --raw-output .title
socat -u UNIX-CONNECT:/tmp/hypr/$HYPRLAND_INSTANCE_SIGNATURE/.socket2.sock - | stdbuf -o0 grep '^activewindow>>' | stdbuf -o0 awk -F '>>|,' '{print $3}'


Like Waybar, Hybrid is a GTK status bar mainly focused for wlroots compositors.

You can install it from the AUR by the name hybrid-bar.


The configuration is done through JSON, more information is available here.


To activate blur, set blurls=NAMESPACE in your hyprland configuration, where NAMESPACE is the gtk-layer-shell namespace of your HybridBar. The default namespace is gtk-layer-shell and can be changed in the HybridBar configuration at

     "hybrid" {
          "namespace": "namespace name"