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Getting Help

If you need help or troubleshooting tips or just have a question:

Do not use the GitHub issue tracker to ask for help or if you have questions, it is meant for bug reports. Issues will be closed and you will be referred to the above resources.

Asking Quality Questions

Spending some time to precisely frame your question will save a lot of time. You will better understand your problem and may be able to solve it yourself and other will be able to better understand what you are asking. Here are some tips:

  • Be explicit and precise:
    • What are you trying to achieve?
    • What problems have you encountered while trying to achieve this?
    • What is stopping you from overcoming these problems?
  • If a problem is difficult to describe, screenshots can help. Do not make screenshots of your config file or error messages, copy-paste them as text.
  • Provide as much context as possible. In most cases this includes at least the following:
    • Window Manager
    • Polybar version
    • Relevant portions of your config file. If you are not sure what is relevant, provide the whole thing.
    • How you start polybar