Problem with placement of windows generated by yad

I’ve been trying out the endeavouros i3 setup lately, github repo, and I’ve tried to add a calendar like from the script in i3blocks-contrib.

This requires yad, but eos seems to come with yad-eos. I’m not sure if this is causing the problem, but yad-eos will be difficult to remove I think as many eos packages depend on it.

Anyway, the calendar script generates a popup window, from the scrip it seems that it should be looking for the (x,y) position of the block for positioning, see below code from script

# the position of the upper left corner of the popup
 29     posX=$(($BLOCK_X - $WIDTH / 2))
 30     posY=$(($BLOCK_Y - $HEIGHT))

But when I click the block the popup is placed in the center of the screen, any advice on how I can troubleshoot this?

The popup calendar on my machine:
Screenshot from 2022-02-24 11-03-20

@morten_nissov You can comment out this line from your i3 config:

# set position of floating window
for_window [class=".*"] move position center

This is useful if you want to place all floating windows in center but in your case you can comment out those line and restart i3 inplace with Mod+shift+r.

Btw this is the calender script right :point_down:

I have this working as intended without commenting out those lines without any issue

Screenshot_20220216_201318

Yes that is the calendar script. Weird that mine doesn’t work, how should I go about troubleshooting the reason for the discrepancy?

Edit: I also notice, your calendar looks quite different from mine in terms of next and previous month markers. My bar is also on top. I don’t know if this can cause any problems?

Mine is just the stock script from github. Nothing changed. Can you share you i3blocks.conf?

I think mine is quit close to standard as well.

i3 config:

exec --no-startup-id ~/set_once.sh
# This file is a modified version based on default i3-config-wizard config
# source is available here:
# https://raw.githubusercontent.com/endeavouros-team/endeavouros-i3wm-setup/master/.config/i3/config
# Maintainer: joekamprad [joekamprad@endeavouros.com]
# https://endeavouros.com
#
# iconic font icon search: https://fontawesome.com/v4.7/cheatsheet/
#
# --> to update this run the following command (will backup existing setup file)
# wget --backups=1 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/endeavouros-team/endeavouros-i3wm-setup/main/.config/i3/config -P ~/.config/i3/
#
# Endeavouros-i3 config file
# Source for complete framework of our i3 config and theming here: https://github.com/endeavouros-team/endeavouros-i3wm-setup
# EndeavourOS wiki holds some Information also: https://discovery.endeavouros.com/window-tiling-managers/i3-wm/
# Please see http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html for the official i3 reference!

#######################
# config starts here: #
#######################

# Font for window titles. Will also be used by the bar unless a different font
# is used in the bar {} block below.
# This font is widely installed, provides lots of unicode glyphs, right-to-left
# text rendering and scalability on retina/hidpi displays (thanks to pango).
#font pango:Noto Sans Regular 10
font pango:Noto Sans Regular 12

# set the mod key to the winkey:
set $mod Mod4

#####################
# workspace layout: #
#####################

# default i3 tiling mode:
workspace_layout default

# i3 stacking layout:
# Each window will be fullscreen and tabbed top to bottom.
#workspace_layout stacking

# i3 tabbed layout:
# Each new window will open fullscreen as a tab (left to right)
#workspace_layout tabbed

##############################
# extra options for windows: #
##############################

#border indicator on windows:
new_window pixel 1

# thin borders
# hide_edge_borders both

# Set inner/outer gaps
gaps inner 6
gaps outer 3

# show window title bars (not officially supported with i3gaps)
#default_border normal

# window title alignment
#title_align center

# Use Mouse+$mod to drag floating windows to their wanted position
floating_modifier $mod

# switch to workspace
bindsym $mod+1    workspace  $ws1
bindsym $mod+2    workspace  $ws2
bindsym $mod+3    workspace  $ws3
bindsym $mod+4    workspace  $ws4
bindsym $mod+5    workspace  $ws5
bindsym $mod+6    workspace  $ws6
bindsym $mod+7    workspace  $ws7
bindsym $mod+8    workspace  $ws8
bindsym $mod+9    workspace  $ws9
bindsym $mod+0    workspace  $ws10

# switch to workspace with numpad keys
bindcode $mod+87 workspace 1
bindcode $mod+88 workspace 2
bindcode $mod+89 workspace 3
bindcode $mod+83 workspace 4
bindcode $mod+84 workspace 5
bindcode $mod+85 workspace 6
bindcode $mod+79 workspace 7
bindcode $mod+80 workspace 8
bindcode $mod+81 workspace 9
bindcode $mod+90 workspace 10

# switch to workspace with numlock numpad keys
bindcode $mod+Mod2+87 workspace $ws1
bindcode $mod+Mod2+88 workspace $ws2
bindcode $mod+Mod2+89 workspace $ws3
bindcode $mod+Mod2+83 workspace $ws4
bindcode $mod+Mod2+84 workspace $ws5
bindcode $mod+Mod2+85 workspace $ws6
bindcode $mod+Mod2+79 workspace $ws7
bindcode $mod+Mod2+80 workspace $ws8
bindcode $mod+Mod2+81 workspace $ws9
bindcode $mod+Mod2+90 workspace $ws10

# move focused container to workspace
bindsym $mod+Shift+1    move container to workspace  $ws1
bindsym $mod+Shift+2    move container to workspace  $ws2
bindsym $mod+Shift+3    move container to workspace  $ws3
bindsym $mod+Shift+4    move container to workspace  $ws4
bindsym $mod+Shift+5    move container to workspace  $ws5
bindsym $mod+Shift+6    move container to workspace  $ws6
bindsym $mod+Shift+7    move container to workspace  $ws7
bindsym $mod+Shift+8    move container to workspace  $ws8
bindsym $mod+Shift+9    move container to workspace  $ws9
bindsym $mod+Shift+0    move container to workspace  $ws10

# move focused container to workspace with numpad keys
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+87 	move container to workspace  $ws1
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+88 	move container to workspace  $ws2
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+89 	move container to workspace  $ws3
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+83 	move container to workspace  $ws4
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+84 	move container to workspace  $ws5
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+85 	move container to workspace  $ws6
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+79 	move container to workspace  $ws7
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+80 	move container to workspace  $ws8
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+81 	move container to workspace  $ws9
bindcode $mod+Shift+Mod2+90 	move container to workspace  $ws10

# move focused container to workspace with numpad keys
bindcode $mod+Shift+87 	 move container to workspace  $ws1
bindcode $mod+Shift+88 	 move container to workspace  $ws2
bindcode $mod+Shift+89 	 move container to workspace  $ws3
bindcode $mod+Shift+83 	 move container to workspace  $ws4
bindcode $mod+Shift+84 	 move container to workspace  $ws5
bindcode $mod+Shift+85 	 move container to workspace  $ws6
bindcode $mod+Shift+79 	 move container to workspace  $ws7
bindcode $mod+Shift+80 	 move container to workspace  $ws8
bindcode $mod+Shift+81 	 move container to workspace  $ws9
bindcode $mod+Shift+90 	 move container to workspace  $ws10

# resize window (you can also use the mouse for that):
#mode "resize" {
# These bindings trigger as soon as you enter the resize mode
# Pressing left will shrink the window's width.
# Pressing right will grow the window's width.
# Pressing up will shrink the window's height.
# Pressing down will grow the window's height.
#        bindsym j resize shrink width 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym k resize grow height 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym l resize shrink height 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym ntilde resize grow width 10 px or 10 ppt

# same bindings, but for the arrow keys
#	bindsym Left resize shrink width 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym Down resize grow height 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym Up resize shrink height 10 px or 10 ppt
#        bindsym Right resize grow width 10 px or 10 ppt

# back to normal: Enter or Escape
#	bindsym Return mode "default"
#        bindsym Escape mode "default"
#}

#bindsym $mod+r mode "resize"

######################################
# keybindings for different actions: #
######################################

# start a terminal
bindsym $mod+Return exec xfce4-terminal

# kill focused window
bindsym $mod+q kill

# exit-menu
bindsym $mod+Shift+e exec ~/.config/i3/scripts/powermenu

# Lock the system
# lock with a picture:
#bindsym $mod+l exec i3lock -i  ~/.config/i3/i3-lock-screen.png -p default|win -t
# lock by blurring the screen:
bindsym $mod+l exec ~/.config/i3/scripts/blur-lock

# reload the configuration file
bindsym $mod+Shift+c reload

# restart i3 inplace (preserves your layout/session, can be used to update i3)
bindsym $mod+Shift+r restart

# keybinding in fancy rofi (automated):
bindsym F1 exec ~/.config/i3/scripts/keyhint-2
# alternative
# keybinding list in editor:
# bindsym $mod+F1 exec xed ~/.config/i3/keybindings

# change focus
bindsym $mod+j focus left
bindsym $mod+k focus down
bindsym $mod+b focus up
bindsym $mod+o focus right

# alternatively, you can use the cursor keys:
bindsym $mod+Left focus left
bindsym $mod+Down focus down
bindsym $mod+Up focus up
bindsym $mod+Right focus right

# move focused window
bindsym $mod+Shift+j move left
bindsym $mod+Shift+k move down
bindsym $mod+Shift+b move up
bindsym $mod+Shift+o move right

# alternatively, you can use the cursor keys:
bindsym $mod+Shift+Left move left
bindsym $mod+Shift+Down move down
bindsym $mod+Shift+Up move up
bindsym $mod+Shift+Right move right

# split in horizontal orientation
bindsym $mod+h split h

# split in vertical orientation
bindsym $mod+v split v

# enter fullscreen mode for the focused container
bindsym $mod+f fullscreen toggle

# change container layout (stacked, tabbed, toggle split)
bindsym $mod+s layout stacking
bindsym $mod+g layout tabbed
bindsym $mod+e layout toggle split

# toggle tiling / floating
bindsym $mod+Shift+space floating toggle

# change focus between tiling / floating windows
bindsym $mod+space focus mode_toggle

# focus the parent container
bindsym $mod+a focus parent

# open new empty workspace
bindsym $mod+Shift+n exec ~/.config/i3/scripts/empty_workspace

# Multimedia Keys

#todo
# Backlight control
bindsym XF86MonBrightnessUp exec xbacklight +5 && notify-send "Brightness - ${$(xbacklight -get)%.*}%" 
bindsym XF86MonBrightnessDown exec xbacklight -5 && notify-send "Brightness - ${$(xbacklight -get)%.*}%" 

# volume
bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+ && pkill -RTMIN+1 i3blocks
bindsym XF86AudioLowerVolume exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%- && pkill -RTMIN+1 i3blocks

# gradular volume control
bindsym $mod+XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 1%+ && pkill -RTMIN+1 i3blocks
bindsym $mod+XF86AudioLowerVolume exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 1%- && pkill -RTMIN+1 i3blocks

# mute
bindsym XF86AudioMute exec amixer sset Master toggle && killall -USR1 i3blocks

# audio control
bindsym XF86AudioPlay exec playerctl play
bindsym XF86AudioPause exec playerctl pause
bindsym XF86AudioNext exec playerctl next
bindsym XF86AudioPrev exec playerctl previous

# Redirect sound to headphones
bindsym $mod+p exec /usr/local/bin/switch-audio-port

## App shortcuts
bindsym $mod+w exec /usr/bin/firefox
bindsym $mod+n exec /usr/bin/thunar
bindsym Print exec scrot ~/%Y-%m-%d-%T-screenshot.png && notify-send "Screenshot saved to ~/$(date +"%Y-%m-%d-%T")-screenshot.png"

# Power Profiles menu switcher (rofi)
bindsym $mod+Shift+p exec ~/.config/i3/scripts/power-profiles

##########################################
# configuration for workspace behaviour: #
##########################################

# Define names for default workspaces for which we configure key bindings later on.
# We use variables to avoid repeating the names in multiple places.
#set $ws1 "1:"
#set $ws2 "2:"
#set $ws3 "3:"
#set $ws4 "4:"
#set $ws5 "5:"
set $ws1 "1"
set $ws2 "2"
set $ws3 "3"
set $ws4 "4"
set $ws5 "5"
set $ws6 "6"
set $ws7 "7"
set $ws8 "8"
set $ws9 "9"
set $ws10 "10"

# use workspaces on different displays:
# where you have to replace VGA-0/HDMI-0 with the names for your displays
# you can get from xrandr command
#workspace $ws1 output VGA-0
#workspace $ws2 output VGA-0
#workspace $ws3 output HDMI-0
#workspace $ws4 output HDMI-0
#workspace $ws5 output HDMI-0

# bind program to workspace and focus to them on startup:
#todo
#assign [class="Xfce4-terminal"] $ws1
#assign [class="(?i)firefox"] $ws2
#assign [class="Thunar"] $ws3
#assign [class="Thunderbird"] $ws4
#assign [class="TelegramDesktop"] $ws5

# automatic set focus new window if it opens on another workspace then the current:
#todo
for_window [class=Xfce4-terminal] focus
for_window [class=(?i)firefox] focus
for_window [class=Thunar] focus
for_window [class=Thunderbird] focus
for_window [class=TelegramDesktop] focus

##############
# compositor #
##############

# transparency
# uncomment one of them to be used (picom package is installed per default)
# options could need changes, related to used GPU and drivers.
# to find the right setting consult the archwiki or ask at the forum.
#
# xcompmgr: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xcompmgr
# manpage: https://man.archlinux.org/man/xcompmgr.1.en
#exec --no-startup-id xcompmgr -C -n &
# or an more specialized config like this:
#exec --no-startup-id xcompmgr -c -C -t-5 -l-5 -r4.2 -o.55 &
#
# or:
#
# picom: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Picom
# manpage: https://man.archlinux.org/man/picom.1.en
#exec_always --no-startup-id picom -b
#exec_always --no-startup-id killall picom && picom -b
#exec_always --no-startup-id picom --config ~/.config/picom.conf

#############################################
# autostart applications/services on login: #
#############################################

#get auth work with polkit-gnome
exec --no-startup-id /usr/lib/polkit-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1

# dex execute .desktop files
# keep in mind that it can cause issues
# when second to i3 a DE is installed or mixed usage of i3 + xfce4 or GNOME
# in this cases better disable dex and use manual starting apps using xdg/autostart
# if enabled you should comment welcome app.
exec --no-startup-id dex -a -s /etc/xdg/autostart/:~/.config/autostart/
#exec --no-startup-id dex --autostart --environment i3

# start welcome app
#exec --no-startup-id sh /usr/share/endeavouros/scripts/welcome --startdelay=3 

# num lock activated
#exec --no-startup-id numlockx on
# configure multiple keyboard layouts and hotkey to switch (Alt+CAPSLOCK in this example)
#exec --no-startup-id setxkbmap -layout 'us,sk' -variant altgr-intl,qwerty -option 'grp:alt_caps_toggle'
exec --no-startup-id setxkbmap -layout 'us,dk' -option 'grp:alt_shift_toggle'

# start conky:
#exec_always --no-startup-id conky

# start a script to setup displays
# uncomment the next line, use arandr to setup displays and save the file as monitor:
exec --no-startup-id ~/.screenlayout/monitor.sh

# set wallpaper
#exec --no-startup-id sleep 2 && nitrogen --restore
#exec --no-startup-id feh --bg-fill /usr/share/endeavouros/backgrounds/endeavouros_i3.png
exec --no-startup-id feh --bg-fill ~/repos/dotfiles/stars-at-night.png

# set powersavings for display:
exec --no-startup-id xset s 480 dpms 600 600 600

# disable power saving (for example if using xscreensaver)
#exec --no-startup-id xset -dpms

# xscreensaver
# https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver
#exec --no-startup-id xscreensaver --no-splash

# Desktop notifications
exec --no-startup-id dbus-launch dunst --config ~/.config/dunst/dunstrc
# alternative if you installed aside with XFCE4:
# exec --no-startup-id /usr/lib/xfce4/notifyd/xfce4-notifyd &

# autotiling script
# https://github.com/nwg-piotr/autotiling
# `yay -S autotiling ;) (it is in AUR)
#exec_always --no-startup-id autotiling

# Autostart apps as you like
#exec --no-startup-id sleep 2 && xfce4-terminal
#exec --no-startup-id sleep 7 && firefox https://github.com/endeavouros-team/endeavouros-i3wm-setup/blob/main/force-knowledge.md
#exec --no-startup-id sleep 3 && thunar

###############
# system tray #
###############
# if you do not use dex: exec --no-startup-id dex --autostart --environment i3
# you need to have tray apps started here:

# start blueberry app for managing bluetooth devices from tray:
#exec --no-startup-id blueberry-tray

# networkmanager-applet
#exec --no-startup-id nm-applet

# clipman-applet
#exec --no-startup-id xfce4-clipman

##################
# floating rules #
##################

# set floating (nontiling) for apps needing it
for_window [class="Yad" instance="yad"] floating enable
for_window [class="Galculator" instance="galculator"] floating enable
for_window [class="Blueberry.py" instance="blueberry.py"] floating enable

# set floating (nontiling) for special apps
for_window [class="Xsane" instance="xsane"] floating enable
for_window [class="Pavucontrol" instance="pavucontrol"] floating enable
for_window [class="qt5ct" instance="qt5ct"] floating enable
for_window [class="Blueberry.py" instance="blueberry.py"] floating enable
for_window [class="Bluetooth-sendto" instance="bluetooth-sendto"] floating enable
for_window [class="Pamac-manager"] floating enable
for_window [window_role="About"] floating enable

# set border of floating window
for_window [class="urxvt"] border pixel 1

# set size of floating window
#for_window [window_role="(?i)GtkFileChooserDialog"] resize set 640 480 #to set size of file choose dialog
#for_window [class=".*"] resize set 640 480 #to change size of all floating windows 

# set position of floating window
for_window [class=".*"] move position center

######################################
# color settings for bar and windows #
######################################

# Define colors variables:
set $darkbluetrans	#08052be6
set $darkblue		#08052b
set $lightblue		#5294e2
set $urgentred		#e53935
set $white		#ffffff
set $black		#000000
set $purple		#e345ff
set $darkgrey		#383c4a
set $grey		#b0b5bd
set $mediumgrey		#8b8b8b
set $yellowbrown	#e1b700

# define colors for windows:
#class		        	border		bground		text		indicator	child_border
client.focused		    $lightblue	$darkblue	$white		$purple		$mediumgrey
client.unfocused	    $darkblue	$darkblue	$grey		$purple		$darkgrey
client.focused_inactive	$darkblue	$darkblue	$grey		$purple		$black
client.urgent		    $urgentred	$urgentred	$white		$purple		$yellowbrown

############################################
# bar settings (input comes from i3blocks) #
############################################

# Start i3bar to display a workspace bar
# (plus the system information i3status finds out, if available)
bar {
		font pango:Noto Sans Regular 12, FontAwesome 12
		status_command i3blocks -c ~/.config/i3/i3blocks.conf
	    	position top
#	    	i3bar_command i3bar --transparency
# it could be that you have no primary display set: set one (xrandr --output <output> --primary)
# reference: https://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html#_tray_output
		    tray_output primary
		    tray_padding 0

# When strip_workspace_numbers is set to yes,
# any workspace that has a name of the form
# “[n][:][NAME]” will display only the name.
strip_workspace_numbers yes
##strip_workspace_name no

		    colors {
		    separator          $purple
		    background         $darkgrey
		    statusline         $white
#                          		border 		        bg		txt		indicator
		focused_workspace	$mediumgrey	   	$grey		$darkgrey	$purple
		active_workspace	$lightblue      	$mediumgrey	$darkgrey	$purple
		inactive_workspace	$darkgrey   		$darkgrey	$grey		$purple
		urgent_workspace	$urgentred	    	$urgentred	$white		$purple
	}
}

# you can add different bars for multidisplay setups on each display:
# set output HDMI-0 to the display you want the bar, --transparency can be set.
# Transparency needs rgba color codes to be used where the last two letters are the transparency factor see here:
# https://gist.github.com/lopspower/03fb1cc0ac9f32ef38f4
# #08052be6 --> e6=90%

# bar {
#	font pango:Noto Sans Regular 9, FontAwesome 9
#	status_command i3blocks -c ~/.config/i3/i3blocks-2.conf
#	i3bar_command i3bar --transparency
#	output HDMI-0
#	position bottom
#
# When strip_workspace_numbers is set to yes,
# any workspace that has a name of the form
# “[n][:][NAME]” will display only the name.
#strip_workspace_numbers yes
##strip_workspace_name no
#
#	colors {
#		separator          $purple
#		background         $darkbluetrans
#        	statusline         $white
#					border		bg		txt		indicator
#		focused_workspace	$lighterblue	$lighterblue	$darkblue	$purple
#		active_workspace	$lightdblue	$lightdblue	$darkblue	$purple
#		inactive_workspace	$darkblue	$darkblue	$lightdblue	$purple
#		urgent_workspace	$urgentred	$urgentred	$white		$purple
#	}
#}

#####################################
# Application menu handled by rofi: #
#####################################

## rofi bindings fancy application menu ($mod+d /F9 optional disabled)

bindsym $mod+d exec rofi -modi drun -show drun \
		-config ~/.config/rofi/rofidmenu.rasi

#bindsym F9 exec rofi -modi drun -show drun \
#		-config ~/.config/rofi/rofidmenu.rasi

## rofi bindings for window menu ($mod+t /F10 optional disabled)

bindsym $mod+t exec rofi -show window \
		-config ~/.config/rofi/rofidmenu.rasi

#bindsym F10 exec rofi -show window \
#		-config ~/.config/rofi/rofidmenu.rasi

## rofi bindings to manage clipboard (install rofi-greenclip from the AUR)

#exec --no-startup-id greenclip daemon>/dev/null
#bindsym $mod+c exec --no-startup-id rofi -modi "clipboard:greenclip print" -show clipboard \
#		-config ~/.config/rofi/rofidmenu.rasi

i3blocks config:

# i3blocks config file changed for EndeavourOS-i3 setup

# source is available here:
# https://raw.githubusercontent.com/endeavouros-team/endeavouros-i3wm-setup/main/.config/i3/i3blocks.conf
# Maintainer: joekamprad [joekamprad@endeavouros.com]
# Former Visual Designer: Florent Valetti [@FLVAL EndeavourOS]
# created for i3wm setup on EndeavourOS
# https://endeavouros.com

# cheatsheet for icon fonts used on the block-bar:
# https://fontawesome.com/v4.7/cheatsheet/

# --> to update this run the following command:
# wget --backups=1 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/endeavouros-team/endeavouros-i3wm-setup/main/.config/i3/i3blocks.conf -P ~/.config/i3/

# Please see man i3blocks for a complete reference!
# The man page is also hosted at http://vivien.github.io/i3blocks


# List of valid properties:
#
# align
# color
# command
# full_text
# instance
# interval
# label
# min_width
# name
# separator
# separator_block_width
# short_text
# signal
# urgent

# Global properties
#
# The top properties below are applied to every block, but can be overridden.
separator=false
markup=pango

#[terminal]
#full_text= 
#color=#807dfe
#command=i3-msg -q exec xfce4-terminal
#
#[browser]
#full_text= 
#color=#ff7f81
#command=i3-msg -q exec firefox
#
#[files]
#full_text= 
#color=#7f3fbf
#command=i3-msg -q exec thunar ~/
#
#[mail]
#full_text= 
#color=#dbcb75
#command=i3-msg -q exec thunderbird
#
#[simple-2]
#full_text=: :
#color=#717171

# Disk usage
#
# The directory defaults to $HOME if the instance is not specified.
# The script may be called with a optional argument to set the alert
# (defaults to 10 for 10%).
#[disk]
#label=
#instance=/
#command=~/.config/i3/scripts/disk
#interval=30

# Memory usage
#
# The type defaults to "mem" if the instance is not specified.
#[memory]
#label=
#command=~/.config/i3/scripts/memory
#interval=2
# 
#[cpu_usage]
#label=
#command=~/.config/i3/scripts/cpu_usage
##min_width=CPU: 100.00%
#interval=2

#[CPU-temperature]
#label=
#command=~/.config/i3/scripts/temperature
#interval=30
##T_WARN=70
##T_CRIT=90
##SENSOR_CHIP=""
## where SENSOR_CHIP can be find with sensors output
## can be used also for GPU temperature or other temperature sensors lm-sensors detects.

# showing name of connected network (enable for wifi use)
#[net]
#label=
#command=echo "$(LANG=C nmcli d | grep connected  | awk '{print $4}')"
#interval=30

[ssid]
label=
command=~/.config/i3/scripts/ssid
interval=30

#[bandwidth]
#command=~/.config/i3/scripts/bandwidth2
#interval=persist

# Battery indicator
[battery]
command=~/.config/i3/scripts/battery2
# for alternative battery script  change to battery1
# change this to battery-pinebook-pro if you are running on pinebook-pro
label=
interval=30

[simple-2]
full_text=: :
color=#717171

[pavucontrol]
full_text=
command=pavucontrol

[volume-pulseaudio]
command=~/.config/i3/scripts/volume
instance=Master
interval=1

# display keyboard layout name
# for keyboard layouts switcher
# see i3 config file
[keyboard-layout]
command=~/.config/i3/scripts/keyboard-switch
interval=2

#[keybindings]
#full_text=
#command=~/.config/i3/scripts/keyhint

#set power-profile
[ppd_menu]
full_text=
command=~/.config/i3/scripts/power-profiles
color=#407437

#Show the current power-profile
[ppd-status]
command=~/.config/i3/scripts/ppd-status
interval=5

[time]
#label=
label= 
#command=date '+%a %d %b %H:%M:%S'
command=~/.config/i3/scripts/calendar
interval=1
#DATEFMT='+%a %d %b %H:%M:%S'
#HEIGHT=180
#WIDTH=220

#[rofi-calendar]
#command=~/.config/i3/scripts/rofi-calendar
#interval=3600
#BAR_POSITION=top

#[shutdown_menu]
#full_text=
#command=~/.config/i3/scripts/powermenu

[simple-2]
full_text=: :
color=#717171

Edit: And my calendar script is taken straight from the i3blocks-contrib repo I mentioned, here is the script:

#!/usr/bin/env sh

WIDTH=${WIDTH:-200}
HEIGHT=${HEIGHT:-200}
DATEFMT=${DATEFMT:-"+%a %d.%m.%Y %H:%M:%S"}
SHORTFMT=${SHORTFMT:-"+%H:%M:%S"}

OPTIND=1
while getopts ":f:W:H:" opt; do
    case $opt in
        f) DATEFMT="$OPTARG" ;;
        W) WIDTH="$OPTARG" ;;
        H) HEIGHT="$OPTARG" ;;
        \?)
            echo "Invalid option: -$OPTARG" >&2
            exit 1
            ;;
        :)
            echo "Option -$OPTARG requires an argument." >&2
            exit 1
            ;;
    esac
done

case "$BLOCK_BUTTON" in
  1|2|3) 

	# the position of the upper left corner of the popup
	posX=$(($BLOCK_X - $WIDTH / 2))
	posY=$(($BLOCK_Y - $HEIGHT))

	i3-msg -q "exec yad --calendar \
        --width=$WIDTH --height=$HEIGHT \
	    --undecorated --fixed \
	    --close-on-unfocus --no-buttons \
	    --posx=$posX --posy=$posY \
	    > /dev/null"
esac
echo "$LABEL$(date "$DATEFMT")"
echo "$LABEL$(date "$SHORTFMT")"

@morten_nissov Found it. actually I am using this one

You can add the path of your rofi color scheme in the ROFI_CONFIG… variable and make it executable.

I had considered this one, I chose to continue with the i3blocks calendar because i preferred the aesthetics of this as opposed to rofi-calendar.

What do you mean by the color scheme? I’m not so familiar with rofi unfortunately.

I assume you experience the same behavior with the same calendar script.

Did you ever get a chance to try the other calendar plugin?