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element-status

Element

This is a cross platform status bar built on electron.

Installation

# Install element-status
[sudo] npm i -g element-status
 
# Start the status bar
element

Screenshot

Configuration

~/.config/element/
├── config.yml   # Window and widget configuration
├── stylesheets/ # Custom styles using .less
└── widgets/     # Custom widgets for displaying various information

Example config.yaml

config.yml should be placed into your element configuration folder.

Stylesheets

~/.config/element/stylesheets/
├── main.less
└── widget.less

All .less stylesheets in this directory will be loaded in the status bar alphabetically. Widgets are added to the .bar div element. To get a view of the markup you can run element dev to start element with the devTools (chrome console) open.

Widgets

~/.config/element/widgets/
└── date.coffee

All widgets added to the widgets directory will be available to element. Widget files will not be executed until they are added to the elements array in config.yml

To learn how to create widgets, we'll walk through an example:

# date.coffee 
# The Widget parent class is included in all widgets. 
Widget = requireCoffee("#{widgets}/widget.coffee")
 
# require whatever modules your widget might need. 
#   modules from your home directory can be required with: 
#     module = require("#{@homePath}/node_modules/module") 
#   modules from your `~/.config/element/` directory can be required with: 
#     module = require("#{@configPath}/node_modules/module") 
= require("jquery")
strftime = require('strftime')
 
module.exports =
class BarDate extends Widget
 
  # required 
  constructor: ->
    # The string passed to super must match the name of your widget in the 
    # config.yml. This will make your widget's config available in @config. 
    # The window configuration from config.yml will be available in @window 
    super("date")
 
  # This method will be called once immediately, and once after every 
  # @config.refresh milliseconds 
  update: =>
    super("date")
    $(".date").html @date()
 
  # required 
  # This is the markup for your widget. The constructor will ensure that this 
  # element gets appended to the .bar element 
  element: =>
    """
    <div class="date" style="#{@style()}"></div>
    """
 
  # In this example, style is a css string that will be loaded as an inline 
  # style for the .date element. 
  style: =>
    """
    height: #{@window.size.height}px !important;
    line-height: #{@window.size.height}px !important;
    """
 
  # Method for retrieving/formatting the date. 
  date: ->
    strftime(@config.formatnew Date())