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I am using the i3 wm and i3status to pipe system info to dzen2 and am trying to configure it so it displays over the i3 workspace bar. If I ...
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- 11-08-2010 #1
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I am using the i3 wm and i3status to pipe system info to dzen2 and am trying to configure it so it displays over the i3 workspace bar. If I don't configure a position in the i3status config file to the bottom (to display over the i3 workspace bar), it displays at the top of my screen and iceweasel, my terminals, etc. will display their menu bars over the i3status display. Here is the relevant line from my i3 config file:
exec i3status | dzen2 -fg white -bg black -ta r -y 1065 -w 1920 -fn "-*-terminus-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
The `-ta r` portion tells the info to display on the right side of the bar (vice center, by default), the `-y 1065` tells the bar to align on that axis (makes it display at the bottom, vice the top by default - where if displayed at the top, other windows' top bar would cover the display), and the `-w 1920` part tells it to be 1920 pixels wide (my native resolution is 1920x1080). I initially thought I could change that part from 1920 to 1900, but that shortens the display from the right side, i need to shorten it from the left side.
Thanks in advance
Last edited by jmslew; 11-08-2010 at 03:43 AM.