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How to change default font colour of i3status entries

asked 2015-02-22 21:22:07 +0000

cutuchiqueno gravatar image

updated 2015-02-23 14:38:03 +0000

I know that I can change color of i3status entries for a specific state (color_good, color_bad and so forth) , see the section in my .i3status.conf

general {
        colors = true
        interval = 5
        color_good = "#383830"
        color_bad = "#383830"
        color_degraded = "#383830"
    output_format = "i3bar"

Basically, I would have expected that all entries have the same colour (#383830). However there are entries that don't seem related to these variables like time or battery and temperature below the trashhold. Surprinsingly they don't use the color_goodcolour as the default colour but they are just white. (I would like to have uploaded a screenshot here but I am not allowed to since my Karma is below 10)

Where is white set for some entries in certain states?

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answered 2015-02-23 11:28:56 +0000

cee gravatar image

updated 2015-02-23 15:53:19 +0000

In your i3status.conf You can define the colors in the general section.

general {  
    colors = true  
    color_good =     '#88b090'  
    color_degraded = '#ccdc90'  
    color_bad =      '#e89393'   

You can also take a look at my config for some context.

There is also a section in your i3 config file which defines the default color for the statusbar.

bar {  
    colors {
        statusline #ceecee  
        separator #fefefe
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yes, I know that as I have described at the beginning of my question, but my point is that there are entries which do not use any of the colors defined here so that it seems there is another parameter missing. I will post a screen shot to make the situation more transparent.

cutuchiqueno gravatar imagecutuchiqueno ( 2015-02-23 14:25:18 +0000 )edit

Please excuse my ignorance. I did not read carefully enough.

cee gravatar imagecee ( 2015-02-23 15:26:28 +0000 )edit

sorry, I didn't want to offend if it may have sounded this way. The opposite, I am really grateful that you tried to help!

cutuchiqueno gravatar imagecutuchiqueno ( 2015-02-23 15:48:05 +0000 )edit

No offense taken. I just felt dumb for not reading correctly ;-)

cee gravatar imagecee ( 2015-02-23 15:54:30 +0000 )edit

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