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Simple calendar applet

asked 2014-09-07 07:50:45 +0000

AndresMe gravatar image


I recently installed i3wm on my Ubuntu laptop. While I do love it I also miss some of the applets available in the status bar of ubuntu-desktop. Most of all, I miss the calendar applet. I liked being able to click it and have it show me the calendar for the month in a small menu-like pop-up without having to open a separate window, and then being able to close it with only one click.

I've been trying to look for something similar to install in the i3wm status bar but no amounts of googling have been enough. I've found different calendar software, that are very fancy and well but they open a new window which is really annoying in i3. I would like something similar to whenever I click the nm-applet and it displays a menu without having to open a window. So by clicking the calendar button it will display a small calendar at the bottom without opening a window.

I have for the most part been able to google my way through most the things I've wanted to configure but I have not been able to find a proper answer to this. Do you guys know if there is any calendar applet that I can install that lets me do what I want?

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answered 2014-09-10 21:21:36 +0000

Not exactly what you're looking for, but I can recommend gsimplecal. It also opens a floating window, which can be configured to close when you click outside it (echo 'close_on_unfocus = 1' >> ~/.config/gsimplecal/config).

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This works perfectly! Thanks.

AndresMe gravatar imageAndresMe ( 2014-09-11 05:17:10 +0000 )edit

answered 2014-09-08 09:46:48 +0000

Adaephon gravatar image

Not really an applet, but you could use zenity to display a calendar. (It is automatically installed on Xubuntu. Not sure about vanilla Ubuntu, but the package is there)

Unfortunatelly the i3bar does not (yet) handle mouse clicks, but for now you could just create a key binding

bindsym $mod+c exec zenity --calendar

This will call up a small dialog window with a calendar. Pressing Escape, Enter or Space will close the window again.

Also, there is the program cal (in package bsdmainutils) for the command line.

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Although this is good I like that gsimplecal has a smaller float window, and the config was so simple.

AndresMe gravatar imageAndresMe ( 2014-09-11 05:21:06 +0000 )edit

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