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Conky on desktop

asked 2014-05-16 14:29:32 +0000

gaetanm gravatar image

Is it possible to show Conky directly on the desktop and not in a new window?

I only found ways to show it in the i3bar, not on the desktop.

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answered 2014-05-18 06:26:59 +0000

blendi gravatar image

put this in ur conky config:

own_window yes
own_window_class Conky
own_window_type override

if conky flickers put this in ur config:

double_buffer yes

her is a complete example file:

# conky config battery indicator
alignment top_left
background no
border_width 1
cpu_avg_samples 2
default_color white
default_outline_color white
default_shade_color white
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders yes
draw_outline no
draw_shades no
use_xft yes
xftfont DejaVu Sans Mono:size=20
gap_x 25
gap_y 25
minimum_size 5 5
net_avg_samples 2
double_buffer yes
out_to_console no
out_to_stderr no
extra_newline no
own_window yes
own_window_class Conky
own_window_type override
stippled_borders 0
update_interval 1.0
uppercase no
use_spacer none
show_graph_scale no
show_graph_range no


TEXT
${battery BAT1} ${battery_bar BAT1} ${battery_short BAT1}
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answered 2014-05-17 19:22:01 +0000

Man from Mars gravatar image

Since windows are always opened full screen you'd never be able to see a conky window, unless you make all open windows floating (which breaks the basic concept of a tiling wm). I know this is not a direct answer to your question (already tried Conky's documentation? There should be something like ownwindow or windowroot option) but your purpose is not very "compatible" with this kind of wm.

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