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Manually set colors for i3status configurations

asked 2014-01-03 01:19:37 +0000

mneywn gravatar image

updated 2014-01-03 01:26:30 +0000

Is it possible to have individual colors for i3status? Like for example, when I am not using ethernet, it shows E:down in red. I don't want to that and I want it to be in white.

I know I can set the color of color_good or color_bad for all configurations, but can I do it individually?

Another use case is that I want to color the tztime local configuration but it is by default white in color and I want to fix that.

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answered 2014-01-03 05:01:11 +0000

cdlscpmv gravatar image

updated 2014-01-03 05:26:26 +0000

You can easily set colors per module like this:

ethernet eth0 {
             format_up = "E: %ip (%speed)"
             format_down = "E: down"
             color_bad = "#bbbbbb"

But it doesn't seem to work with tztime/time. And it shouldn't. There are no good or bad states for the time.

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thanks, this worked. Though I don't care about good or bad states for time, the reason I wanted to use colors is so that when I look at the statusbar, I can see the time easily :)

mneywn gravatar imagemneywn ( 2014-01-03 06:50:19 +0000 )edit

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