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Offline globetrotterdk

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(Solved) Applets missing in i3 bar.
« on: May 20, 2017, 01:32:17 pm »
I have installed i3 on a new PeppermintOS install. Unfortunately I am unable to get the applets to appear in the i3 bar at login. I have followed the documentation and ensured that the tray_output is set to "primary".
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# show tray icons on the primary monitor
bar {
    tray_output primary
}
The documentation also suggests to run
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xrandr --output <output> --primary
In my case
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xrandr --output  LVDS1 --primary
Unfortunately, still no applets... Any ideas?
« Last Edit: May 23, 2017, 05:43:35 am by globetrotterdk »

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Re: Applets missing in i3 bar.
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 05:42:37 am »
Well, I solved this, but am not sure why. I decided to re-install the latest PeppermintOS to make sure there wasn't a problem with the install. Next, I installed all of the necessary i3 bits, including i3blocks. Lastly I replaced the default command with this command that MicrowattOS uses in its i3 config file:
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status_command i3blocks
Just to clarify, the above command replaces the very last command in the PeppermintOS i3 .config file. Then your applets will dock properly.

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Re: (Solved) Applets missing in i3 bar.
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 06:17:20 am »
Your profile shows that you're running Peppermint 6, while you say you've installed Peppermint 7 now. Maybe that could account for the difference.