In the article changing the i3 status bar via configuration file we did not change the colours. We can do so in the config file of i3.

Contents of the movie

  • changing colours to see the effect
  • hexadecimal codes
  • ffffff = white
  • 000000 = black
  • ff0000 = red
  • tip : moving popup windows around
  • sublime-text will send ‘nag screens’ they will be shown in workspace 2
  • change the colours to see the effect


Copy/pasting this code in will get  a blue background with light blue border and white text for focused workspaces – general dark lay-out


Notice the blue background of the focused workspace at the bottom in the i3 status bar.