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asked 2012-10-05 23:27:53 +0000

flipper T gravatar image

new to i3, so sorry if obvious question.

the bar that appears at top of screen with mod + d, is very useful but also quite hard to see.

i have changed the font for window headers in the i3 config file, but this has no effect on that top search bar-thingy. :)

any way to change font size on that ?


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answered 2012-10-06 00:06:19 +0000

joepd gravatar image

updated 2012-10-06 00:06:55 +0000

This thing in the bar is dmenu_run, a handy shell-wrapper around dmenu. Do a less $(which dmenu_run), and check the manpage of dmenu. You'll be able to adjust the dmenu-script to your preferences.

Of course, if you want to avoid your customized dmenu_run being overwritten by your distribution, copy it first to, say, ~/bin, and point $mod+letter in i3/config to that location.

If you want to get fancy, there are multiple patches/forks of dmenu. Think of listing the entries vertically, using more fonts with pango, or with history support. Search your available repositories, and you might find a gem.

Enjoy :)

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Thanks, at least i now know what it is called which is sometimes half the battle. I am using manjaro (a newish arch derivative) and can therefore use arch & aur repositories. Such a simple seeming change appears overly complex, but i need to look further into it. Thx for your help so far.

flipper T gravatar imageflipper T ( 2012-10-06 00:39:59 +0000 )edit

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