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My server is running on debian Wheezy and htop 1.0.1 but it does not display any values on the meters bar except the 100.0% value of CPUs.

Is it possible to show always the values of a meter?

This is the current display of htop on my server: current

But I want to have the numbers always on my meters like on this screenshot from https://hisham.hm/htop/index.php?page=screenshots: expected

My htoprc is located in ~/.config/htop/htoprc and contains the following data:

# The parser is also very primitive, and not human-friendly.
fields=0 48 17 18 38 39 40 2 46 47 49 1
sort_key=46
sort_direction=1
hide_threads=0
hide_kernel_threads=1
hide_userland_threads=0
shadow_other_users=0
show_thread_names=0
highlight_base_name=1
highlight_megabytes=1
highlight_threads=0
tree_view=0
header_margin=1
detailed_cpu_time=0
cpu_count_from_zero=0
color_scheme=0
delay=15
left_meters=LeftCPUs2 CPU Memory Swap
left_meter_modes=1 1 1 1
right_meters=RightCPUs2 Tasks LoadAverage Uptime
right_meter_modes=1 2 2 2
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Well, you create a htoprc file, mine is located in ~/config/htop/htoprc, I don't know how it is under Ubuntu, but that should work too.

inside you just have to put:

left_meters=AllCPUs Memory Swap 
left_meter_modes=1 1 1

That should give you the output you want.

You can also change the number of the color_scheme. Maybe the background is the same color as the numbers.

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    It does already contain exactly these two lines with your values. So this does not work. – lspcity Apr 23 '14 at 15:04
  • Hmm actually you don't have exactly the same lines. Can you try commenting the 4 last lines and adding those 4 instead ? left_meters=AllCPUs Memory Swap left_meter_modes=1 1 1 right_meters=Tasks LoadAverage Uptime right_meter_modes=2 2 2 Also if this doesn't work, are you sure the percentage are not in the same color as your terminal background ? Because I can see the 100% on the CPU number 3. You can try changing the color_scheme line with another number maybe – pat Apr 24 '14 at 7:24
  • Changing the color scheme is the answer! The numbers had the same color as the background and weren't visible therefor. Can you post this as an answer please? So I can mark this question as solved. – lspcity Apr 26 '14 at 6:55
  • I've updated my initial answer – pat Apr 27 '14 at 16:36
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    The color scheme was the exact same problem also for me. The most straight forward solution for me was to choose color scheme "Broken Gray" under Setup (F2) > Colors > Broken Gray which is the same as in htoprc color_scheme=6 (for htop 2.0.1). – sema May 31 at 12:56

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