I tried to introduce colors to the status bar with xsetroot, but that did not work (of course). I then found the status2d patch, but it did not use ansi color escape codes and it slows my statusbar down. Is there an alternative?

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have you tried this patch? colored status text


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  • I have figured it out, but I forgot to come back here, sorry.
    – weisbrja
    Jan 8, 2021 at 15:15
  • it's good to hear you solved it.
    – ali b
    Jan 8, 2021 at 15:24
  • it adds multi whitespace that spoils the theme of the status bar
    – nextloop
    Feb 26, 2022 at 19:53

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