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i3bar adjustable?

asked 2012-10-31 11:52:19 +0000

i3-tiler gravatar image

updated 2012-10-31 11:54:34 +0000

they guys,

I took a look at the man page and faq but didn't find any answer. Is it possible to configure a padding where displaying icons start. The icons are small and stick in the right corner. Having an wider monitor screen makes it kind of tricky to reach/click the icon on the rightmost side. Default padding between icons in general would be great.

If I explained to weird, here what I mean:

i3bar (complete width)
|                                            icon3 icon2 icon1 (padding) |

Alternatively I would switch to another bar. Did you guys made good experiences with any?

thank you

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answered 2012-10-31 11:56:07 +0000

Michael gravatar image

No, this is not possible with i3bar, and we don’t intend to make it configurable in such a detailed way.

Using a different bar is the way to go if you feel strongly about this.

Note that the tray icon specification forces us to use icons (which are actually rendered by the "applets" themselves), otherwise we could have used a better alternative — e.g. clickable text, which would be easier to click.

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