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Jean-Tinland
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A yabai status bar widget for Übersicht

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simple-bar

A yabai status bar widget for Übersicht inspired by nibar, yabar and this reddit post. Visit simple-bar website here.

Developed by Jean Tinland

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Features

  • 3 themes (dark/light/auto)(*)
  • Multiple layout options (not sticky to top, no background, etc... Try it out in settings)(**)
  • Display workspace number & current space
  • Navigate to workspace on click
  • For each space display an icon for every opened app (you can exclude specific apps in settings)
  • Show current app name & title
  • Settings module (enable/disable each individual widget: see list below - switch dark/light theme)(**)
  • Spotify, Music/iTunes, browser current track
  • Battery, microphone, sound level, wifi, date, time widgets
  • Weather & keyboard language input widgets (disabled by default)(***)
  • Only with SIP disabled: create new workspace on "+" click, move or destroy workspace on space hover

(*) Unfortunatly not so "auto" anymore. You'll need to manually refresh simple-bar when system theme switch its own theme.\ (**) Settings can be opened by pressing

cmd + ,
after cliking on simple-bar widget. More details in Settings section.\ (***) You'll be prompted to let Übersicht use you geolocation.

Compatibility & requirements

In order to make this custom bar work, you'll need to install both yabai and Übersicht, both of them must be up to date.\ Becareful, for Big Sur users, some actions must be taken in order to make yabai fully operational: see here for more details.\

simple-bar
has been tested and is working on both Catalina & Big Sur. You'll need a screen with a size of 13" at least and with your screen resolution scaled on "More space" setting.\ On the first simple-bar execution, an alert should pop on your screen saying that Übersicht want access your browser control (only the first time you launch your favorite browser with simple-bar opened). It is required to agree to this in order to make the CurrentTrack widget work.

Preview

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You'll find more information & images on simple-bar website.

Installation

Clone this repo to your Übersicht widgets directory with the following command.

$ git clone https://github.com/Jean-Tinland/simple-bar $HOME/Library/Application\ Support/Übersicht/widgets/simple-bar

JetBrains Mono is used by default. You can set your own font in the "Global" settings tab.

For users with a custom yabai install (path)

There is a setting in the settings module allowing a custom yabai path.

Usage

After cloning the project, simply activate all three simple-bar widgets in Übersicht's widgets list.

  • simple-bar-process-jsx
  • simple-bar-spaces-jsx
  • simple-bar-data-jsx

Settings

As explained at the begining of this README file, Settings can be opened by pressing

cmd + ,
after cliking on simple-bar widget. You may want to click at the top center of the screen, where the process name of the current app is displayed in order to easily get focus on simple-bar before pressing
cmd + ,
.

In this settings module you'll find all the customization options available from layout to specific widgets show/hide toggle.

Clickable elements

Some elements of simple-bar are interactives :

  • Toggle caffeinate mode on battery widget click (prevent your mac to sleep while activate)
  • Toggle wifi on/off on wifi widget click
  • Toggle microphone on microphone widget click
  • Play/pause Spotify current song on Spotify widget click
  • Play/pause Music/iTunes current song on Music widget click
  • Open Calendar app on date widget click
  • Remove, move spaces on space hover (1s delay / instant while
    cmd
    key is pressed) (Only with SIP disabled)
  • Add space on "plus" button click (Only with SIP disabled)

Refresh bar on app or workspace change

The widget for displaying yabai workspaces and process aren't refreshing automatically or with a delay.\ To refresh them on space or display change, you can add these lines utilizing yabai's signals at the end of

.yabairc
:
# Refresh spaces widget on space change
yabai -m signal --add event=space_changed action="osascript -e 'tell application id \"tracesOf.Uebersicht\" to refresh widget id \"simple-bar-spaces-jsx\"'"
# Refresh spaces widget on display focus change
yabai -m signal --add event=display_changed action="osascript -e 'tell application id \"tracesOf.Uebersicht\" to refresh widget id \"simple-bar-spaces-jsx\"'"
# Refresh spaces widget on window resize
yabai -m signal --add event=window_resized action="osascript -e 'tell application id \"tracesOf.Uebersicht\" to refresh widget id \"simple-bar-spaces-jsx\"'"
# Refresh process widget on space change
yabai -m signal --add event=space_changed action="osascript -e 'tell application id \"tracesOf.Uebersicht\" to refresh widget id \"simple-bar-process-jsx\"'"

Refresh process widget on when focused application changes

yabai -m signal --add event=window_focused action="osascript -e 'tell application id "tracesOf.Uebersicht" to refresh widget id "simple-bar-process-jsx"'"

Refresh spaces widget on when focused application changes

yabai -m signal --add event=window_focused action="osascript -e 'tell application id "tracesOf.Uebersicht" to refresh widget id "simple-bar-spaces-jsx"'"

Refresh process widget on when focused application changes

yabai -m signal --add event=application_front_switched action="osascript -e 'tell application id "tracesOf.Uebersicht" to refresh widget id "simple-bar-process-jsx"'"

Refresh spaces widget on when focused application changes

yabai -m signal --add event=application_front_switched action="osascript -e 'tell application id "tracesOf.Uebersicht" to refresh widget id "simple-bar-spaces-jsx"'"

Refresh process widget on when an application window is closed

yabai -m signal --add event=window_destroyed action="osascript -e 'tell application id "tracesOf.Uebersicht" to refresh widget id "simple-bar-process-jsx"'"

Refresh spaces widget on when an application window is closed

yabai -m signal --add event=window_destroyed action="osascript -e 'tell application id "tracesOf.Uebersicht" to refresh widget id "simple-bar-spaces-jsx"'"

Refresh process widget when current window title changes

yabai -m signal --add event=window_title_changed action="osascript -e 'tell application id "tracesOf.Uebersicht" to refresh widget id "simple-bar-process-jsx"'"

Customization

Colors & theme

If you want to customize the colors, shadow & fonts used you can simply edit the

simple-bar > lib > styles > Theme.js
and put your settings in it.
export const Theme = {
  main: '#1B222D',
  minor: '#39465E',
  accent: '#FFD484',
  red: '#E78482',
  green: '#8FC8BB',
  yellow: '#FFD484',
  blue: '#6DB3CE',
  magenta: '#AD82CB',
  cyan: '#7EDDDE',
  background: '#1B222D',
  lightGrey: 'rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.05)',
  font: 'JetBrains Mono, monospace',
  lightShadow: '0 5px 10px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.24)',
  mediumShadow: '0 8px 30px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.24)',
  largeShadow: '0 30px 60px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.24)',
  easing: 'cubic-bezier(0.4, 0, 0.2, 1)'
}

Pywal

To use pywal colors instead, run the

pywal-gen.sh
script in
simple-bar > lib > styles
, then edit
simple-bar > lib > styles > Theme.js
to use
ThemePywal.js
instead. This should be done after running
pywal
.\ As I am not using this myself, I may have missed some problems, feel free to open an issue about it anytime.

Icons

Now to add new icons you'll need to get a

.svg
with a
0 0 24 24
viewBox. Then you can simply add it to the
simple-bar > lib > components > Icons.jsx
:
export const Caprine = (props) => (
  
    
  
)

To link it to a process you'll need to get the Yabai process name and make the association in

simple-bar > lib > data.js
:
import {
  AndroidMessages,
  Caprine,
  Code,
  Default,
  Figma,
  GoogleChrome,
  Music,
  SequelPro,
  Skype,
  Slack,
  Zeplin
} from './components/Icons.jsx'

export const appIcons = { 'Android Messages': AndroidMessages, Caprine: Caprine, Code: Code, Default: Default, Figma: Figma, 'Google Chrome': GoogleChrome, Music: Music, 'Sequel Pro': SequelPro, Skype: Skype, Slack: Slack, Zeplin: Zeplin }

As you can see if there is no icon defined for a running process, there is a default one which will be used as fallback.

Override default styles

You'll find a

CustomStyles.js
file in
simple-bar/lib/styles/
. You can simply add your styles here. As it is loaded after all the other styles this will naturally override the default styles.\ You can use the Übersicht debug console in order to inspect the widgets composing simple-bar and get the class names you need to override.

Special thanks

  • Pywal integration was added thanks to Amar Paul.
  • Wifi toggle on click also added thanks to Amar Paul.
  • Spotify current track & play/pause toggle on click added thanks to jamieweavis
  • Large selection of icons added thanks to jamieweavis, MikoMagni and anujc4
  • Microphone mute & unmute added thanks to izifortune
  • A way better multiple display behaviour & handling added thanks to theshortcut
  • Everyone opening issues that are helping me improve this little project

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