A selection of information output tools for dmenu
These are a selection of independant tools for displaying various information
about system status in dmenu. Some of them i.e.
volume have options (up, down, mute…)
which are selectable options in dmenu.
pingclockperforms a single
pingto a server and returns the response time
batteryshows the current battery level
brightnessshows the current backlight level and gives options to adjust it
volumeshows the current volume level and gives options to adjust and manage it
dateshows the date
fuzzytimeshows the fuzzytime clock
wlanshows the state of the wireless network interface. SSID connected to and signal level.
nicshows the status and/or the ip address of the network interface card
temperatureshows the current CPU temperature
notesa simple one liner note taking tool, displaying notes in
The next two do not work with
rofi unless you have
alias dmenu=rofi set, but they’re pretty nice tools
passmenu_wrappera wrapper for passmenu. It basically just styles
passmenuwith no other features
command_wrapperinspired by passmenu_wrapper, a basic tool to run other
dmenurelated tools with uniform styling.
- For example:
- For example:
How to compile
There are some configuration variables explicit to me, you’ll need to change them for you for them to be useful I imagine.
Configuration variables are compile - there are no config files or runtime parameters (except for “rofi”)
Each tool is compiled separately, for example:
nim c pingclock
and then run with
How to use
Personally, I have these bound to key combinations in i3.
In fact, I have a seperate
bindsym mode in which all these
tools are accessible i.e.
$mod+i to get to “info” mode then
p to show pingclock.
It’s completely up to you how to run them, they’re just simple CLI tools really.
You can also set the volume and brightness levels by typing a numeric figure into the dmenu/rofi input box
- basically any tool that’s used to gather the information.
- “tools” for audio etc. (
ncpamixer, etc.) can be set in the source
Published : Sun, 08 May 2022 at 16:25pm +0100