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How to activate polybar on ArcoLinux i3

How to activate polybar on ArcoLinux i3

If you like you can switch from one bar system  to the next. There are several choices. Here we will switch from the i3status bar to polybar. To start polybar we need to edit the file ~/.config/i3/config and search (CTRL + F) for the word polybar. Open the file with...

How to fix the system panel icons in i3

How to fix the system panel icons in i3

At this point in time I can see just 2 options. Install the package gtk3-mushrooms coming from AUR. Or get rid of the system panel icons altogether. The reasoning is that we can reach those applications if we want to via shortcuts or terminal. We will show you the...

How to set wallpapers in xfce, openbox and i3

How to set wallpapers in xfce, openbox and i3

Since we have so many new wallpapers to choose from, it seemed a good idea to show you in one video how to set your wallpaper in  xfce openbox i3 Submicron or Fernando Cruz, creator and donator of many beautiful wallpapers of ArcoLinux, has generously given us...

How to install polybar and use it on i3 and openbox

How to install polybar and use it on i3 and openbox

Very often I refer to the wiki of Arch Linux but in this case this will be our link to get to know polybar. https://github.com/jaagr/polybar Polybar is an alternative panel or bar to use instead of the bars of i3 or tint2 in Openbox. It provides us with an alternative...

Changing the look of i3 blocks using the configs from others

Changing the look of i3 blocks using the configs from others

You can find many configuration files or dot files out there on the net for i3. You can use some of these files to improve your i3 settings. Google : "github i3 config" and you will find dozens of people sharing their config. That is how you learn by reading other...

How to deactivate the transparency  in i3 and openbox

How to deactivate the transparency in i3 and openbox

Compton is a compositor for Openbox and i3. It will take care of transparency and shadows on your system. It 'beautifies' your system. But sometimes you need to take a picture and you rather not see the background coming through. How can I do this? Openbox has a menu...

How to theme ArcoLinux i3 any way you want

How to theme ArcoLinux i3 any way you want

When you logoff from Openbox or Xfce and log back in to i3 you will see that i3 is going to use the settings from openbox/xfce to set icons, themes and cursors. ~/.gtkrc-2.0 is one of these files. You will find the themes, fonts, icons etc... The other to keep in mind...