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Possible to use conky as a side panel?

asked 2015-08-06 13:48:36 +0000

dancaer69 gravatar image

updated 2015-08-06 13:53:40 +0000

As title says, can be done with i3? I mean to have conky at the right side of the screen in a place which not covered by other windows, as the i3bar does. I tried it but then the opened windows don't take the free space at the left of conky but open at a bottop space about 100px and is visible a very small area of them.

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answered 2015-08-06 21:36:54 +0000

Airblader gravatar image

updated 2015-08-06 21:38:31 +0000

No, i3 currently only supports docks on the top or bottom. There's an open ticket for it, however, and we will accept pull requests implementing it.

On a similar note, check out this ticket on i3-gaps where someone wants to do the same. I've provided a first draft that makes this setup possible, but haven't yet decided on whether I want to merge it:

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