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System load indicator is clipped in the i3bar

asked 2013-10-12 13:30:36 +0000

Chris Morgan gravatar image

I'm starting out with i3 on Ubuntu. I tried running indicator-multiload and it runs fine and adds itself to the i3bar, but it's trimmed to a square, rather than being considerably wider. Is this a limitation of i3bar itself? Can I do anything about it?

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answered 2013-10-12 13:36:35 +0000

Michael gravatar image

indicator-multiload seems to be a GNOME applet. i3 doesn’t support these. i3bar only offers a system tray, which is quadratic (square) as per the specification.

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That's what I guessed was the case. Is there a different bar that I can conveniently use which would support the general stuff i3bar supports (well, actually it's only the workspaces I care about) but with such applets also?

Chris Morgan gravatar imageChris Morgan ( 2013-10-12 14:15:07 +0000 )edit
uzsolt gravatar imageuzsolt ( 2013-10-13 09:21:46 +0000 )edit

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