i3lock: how to disable redraw?

asked 2015-04-20 20:01:42 +0000

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I'm running i3lock with disabled unlock indicator and have conky drawing some things on the window. However, the screen gets redrawn (at least) after every keypress, which makes conky dis- and re-appear, that's looking ugly.

Is there a technical need for this and can we get an option to disable this behaviour? Thanks

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Are you using a compositor?

airblader gravatar imageairblader ( 2015-04-20 20:10:53 +0000 )edit

not currently, no.

avx gravatar imageavx ( 2015-04-20 20:35:54 +0000 )edit

I would suggest maybe writing a small wrapper for the screen lock which disables conky upon lock and enables it on login again

airblader gravatar imageairblader ( 2015-04-21 19:52:42 +0000 )edit

Thanks, but you are misunderstanding me, I guess. I am drawing onto the lockscreen to show same status information(battery, ...) - see here: http://redd.it/328e18 (where you already answered, given the same username). Conky shows up, as intended, but vanishes for every key of my password.

avx gravatar imageavx ( 2015-04-22 06:27:18 +0000 )edit

Drawing on top of i3lock is definitely not supported behavior. I think the fact that this works at all might be a bug in i3lock.

airblader gravatar imageairblader ( 2015-04-22 09:00:18 +0000 )edit