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Many, many thanks to all contributors! As of now, 33 of the modules are from various contributors (!), and only 16 from myself.

Solarized Powerline

bumblebee-status is a modular, theme-able status line generator for the i3 window manager.

Focus is on:

  • Ease of use (no configuration files!)
  • Theme support
  • Extensibility (of course...)

One thing I like in particular: You can use the mouse wheel up/down to switch workspaces forward and back everywhere throughout the bar (unless you have mapped the mouse wheel buttons to another action for a widget, in which case this doesn't work while hovering that particular widget).

I hope you like it and appreciate any kind of feedback: Bug reports, Feature requests, etc. :)

Thanks a lot!

Required i3wm version: 4.12+ (in earlier versions, blocks won't have background colors)

Supported Python versions: 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Supported FontAwesome version: 4 (free version of 5 doesn't include some of the icons)

Explicitly unsupported Python versions: 3.2 (missing unicode literals)

Example usage:

bar {
	status_command <path>/bumblebee-status -m cpu memory battery time pasink pasource -p time.format="%H:%M" -t solarized
}

Documentation

See the wiki for documentation.

See FAQ for, well, FAQs.

Other resources:

Installation

$ git clone git://github.com/tobi-wan-kenobi/bumblebee-status

Dependencies

Available modules lists the dependencies (Python modules and external executables) for each module. If you are not using a module, you don't need the dependencies.

Usage

Normal usage

In your i3wm configuration, modify the status_command for your i3bar like this:

bar {
	status_command <path to bumblebee-status/bumblebee-status> -m <list of modules> -p <list of module parameters> -t <theme>
}

You can retrieve a list of modules and themes by entering:

$ cd bumblebee-status
$ ./bumblebee-status -l themes
$ ./bumblebee-status -l modules

Any parameter you can specify with -p <name>=<value>, you can alternatively specify in ~/.bumblebee-status.conf or ~/.config/bumblebee-status.conf. This parameters act as a fallback, so values specified with -p have priority.

Parameters can also be used to override theme settings, such as:

$ ./bumblebee-status -p <module>.theme.<theme field>=<value>
# for example, to get a spacer with a red background:
$ ./bumblebee-status -m spacer -p spacer.theme.bg=#ff0000

Configuration files have a format like this:

$ cat ~/.bumblebee-status.conf
[module-parameters]
<key> = <value>

For example:

$ cat ~/.bumblebee-status.conf
[module-parameters]
github.token=abcdefabcdef12345

To change the update interval, use:

$ ./bumblebee-status -m <list of modules> -p interval=<interval in seconds>

As a simple example, this is what my i3 configuration looks like:

bar {
	font pango:Inconsolata 10
	position top
	tray_output none
	status_command ~/.i3/bumblebee-status/bumblebee-status -m nic disk:root cpu memory battery date time pasink pasource dnf -p root.path=/ time.format="%H:%M CW %V" date.format="%a, %b %d %Y" -t solarized-powerline
}

Restart i3wm and - that's it!

Events

By default, the following events are handled:

  • Mouse-Wheel on any module moves to the next/previous i3 workspace
  • Left-click on the "disk" module opens the specified path in nautilus
  • Left-click on either "memory" or "cpu" opens gnome-system-monitor
  • Left-click on a "pulseaudio" (or pasource/pasink) module toggles the mute state
  • Right-click on a "pulseaudio" module opens pavucontrol
  • Mouse-Wheel up/down on a "pulseaudio" module raises/lowers the volume

By default, the Mouse-Wheel wraps for the current output. You can disable this behavior by providing the parameter engine.workspacewrap=false (starting with version 1.4.5). Also, you can completely disable output switching by using engine.workspacewheel=false.

You can provide your own handlers to any module by using the following "special" configuration parameters:

  • left-click
  • right-click
  • middle-click
  • wheel-up
  • wheel-down For example, to execute "pavucontrol" whenever you left-click on the nic module, you could write:

$ bumblebee-status -p nic.left-click="pavucontrol"

In the string, you can use the following format identifiers:

  • name
  • instance
  • button

For example:

$ bumblebee-status -p disk.left-click="nautilus {instance}"

Errors

If errors occur, you should see them in the i3bar itself. If that does not work, or you need more information for troubleshooting, you can activate a debug log using the -d or --debug switch:

$ ./bumblebee-status -d -m <list of modules>

This will create a file called ~/bumblebee-status-debug.log by default. The file name can be changed by using the -f or --logfile option.

Required Modules

Modules and commandline utilities are only required for modules, the core itself has no external dependencies at all.

  • psutil (for the modules 'cpu', 'memory', 'traffic')
  • netifaces (for the modules 'nic', 'traffic')
  • requests (for the modules 'weather', 'github', 'getcrypto', 'stock', 'hipchat', 'currency')
  • power (for the module 'battery')
  • dbus (for the module 'spotify')
  • i3ipc (for the module 'title')
  • pacman-contrib (for module 'arch-update')
  • docker (for the module 'docker_ps')

Required commandline utilities

  • xset (for the module 'caffeine')
  • notify-send (for the module 'caffeine')
  • cmus-remote (for the module 'cmus')
  • dnf (for the module 'dnf')
  • gpmdp-remote (for the module 'gpmdp')
  • setxkbmap (for the module 'layout')
  • fakeroot (for the module 'pacman')
  • pacman (for the module 'pacman')
  • pactl (for the module 'pulseaudio')
  • ping (for the module 'ping')
  • redshift (for the module 'redshift')
  • xrandr (for the module 'xrandr')
  • mpc (for the module 'mpd')
  • bluez / blueman (for module 'bluetooth')
  • dbus-send (for module 'bluetooth')
  • nvidia-smi (for module 'nvidiagpu')
  • sensors (for module 'sensors', as fallback)
  • zpool (for module 'zpool')
  • progress (for module 'progress')

Examples

Here are some screenshots for all themes that currently exist:

❗️ Some themes (all 'Powerline' themes) require Font Awesome and a powerline-compatible font (powerline-fonts, for example) to display all icons correctly.

Gruvbox Powerline (-t gruvbox-powerline) (contributed by @TheEdgeOfRage):

Gruvbox Powerline

Gruvbox Powerline Light (-t gruvbox-powerline-light) (contributed by freed00m):

Gruvbox Powerline Light

Solarized Powerline (-t solarized-powerline):

Solarized Powerline

Gruvbox (-t gruvbox):

Gruvbox

Gruvbox Light (-t gruvbox-light) (contributed by freed00m):

Gruvbox Light

Solarized (-t solarized):

Solarized

Powerline (-t powerline):

Powerline

Greyish Powerline (-t greyish-powerline) (contributed by Joshua Bark):

Greyish Powerline

Iceberg (-t iceberg) (contributed by whzup):

Iceberg

Iceberg Powerline (-t iceberg-powerline) (contributed by whzup):

Iceberg Powerline

Iceberg Rainbow (-t iceberg-rainbow) (contributed by whzup):

Iceberg Rainbow

Default (nothing or -t default):

Default