Two simple widgets for awesome

The two widgets next to the system tray:

Awesome WM widgets Awesome WM widgets

Battery monitor

This one is pretty simple, based on this wiki page: (requires acpitools):

The nice thing about it is that it changes its color dynamically (and linearly). 0% battery = #FF0000, 100% = #00FF00.

CPU temperature monitor

Based on the same code, looks very similar to the battery widget:


I’ve updated the temperature monitor to work without acpitool. Now instead of relying on legacy files in /proc/, it uses the new ACPI interface provided by /sys/ files.

I have also replaced the battery monitor with the gnome-power-manager applet, as it is more powerful and consumes less on-screan real estate. Start it from your rc.lua like this: