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Every time I use Cairo Dock Show Desktop add-on Conky minimizes:

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I've read about the own_window_type override option on .conkyrc and it seems to work for some people but it doesn't work for me. Conky won't show up if I use this option (it is currently set to own_window_type normal).

Any suggestions?


# Conky settings #
background no
update_interval 1

cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 2

override_utf8_locale yes

double_buffer yes
no_buffers yes

text_buffer_size 2048
#imlib_cache_size 0

temperature_unit fahrenheit

# Window specifications #

own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorate,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below

border_inner_margin 0
border_outer_margin 0

minimum_size 200 250
maximum_width 200

alignment tr
gap_x 35
gap_y 55

# Graphics settings #
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no

# Text settings #
use_xft yes
override_utf8_locale yes
xftfont Neuropolitical:size=8
xftalpha 0.8
uppercase no

temperature_unit celsius

default_color FFFFFF

# Lua Load  #
lua_load ~/.lua/scripts/clock_rings.lua
lua_draw_hook_pre clock_rings

${font Neuropolitical:size=42}${time %e}
${goto 100}${font Neuropolitical:size=18}${color FF3300}${voffset -75}${time %b}
${font Neuropolitical:size=10}${color FF3300}${voffset 15}${time %A}${color FF3300}${hr}
${goto 100}${font Neuropolitical:size=15}${color FFFFFF}${voffset -35}${time %Y}
${font Neuropolitical:size=30}${voffset 40}${alignc}${time %H}:${time %M}
${goto 175}${voffset -30}${font Neuropolitical:size=10}${time %S}
${voffset 10}${font Neuropolitical:size=11}${color FF3300}${alignr}HOME${font}
${font Neuropolitical:size=13}${color FFFFFF}${alignr}temp: ${weather LQBK temperature temperature 30} °C${font}
${image ~/.conky/logo.png -p 165,10 -s 35x35}
${color FFFFFF}${font Neuropolitical:size=8}Uptime: ${uptime_short}
${color FFFFFF}${font Neuropolitical:size=8}Processes: ${processes}
${color FFFFFF}${font Neuropolitical:size=8}Running: ${running_processes}

${color FF3300}${goto 125}${voffset 27}CPU
${color FFFFFF}${goto 125}${cpu cpu0}%
${color FF3300}${goto 125}${voffset 55}RAM
${color FFFFFF}${goto 125}${memperc}%
${color FF3300}${goto 125}${voffset 56}Swap
${color FFFFFF}${goto 125}${swapperc}%
${color FF3300}${goto 125}${voffset 57}Disk
${color FFFFFF}${goto 125}${fs_used_perc /}%
${color FF3300}${goto 130}${voffset 55}Net
${color FFFFFF}${goto 130}${downspeed eth0}
${color FFFFFF}${goto 130}${upspeed eth0}

${color FF3300}${font Neuropolitical:size=8}${alignr}${nodename}
${color FF3300}${font Neuropolitical:size=8}${alignr}${pre_exec cat /etc/}  $machine
${color FF3300}${font Neuropolitical:size=8}${alignr}Kernel: ${kernel}
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own_window_type panel

using panel instead of normal or override should fix your problem, i.e. keep your conky window visible through show_desktop function calls from cairo dock (or other programs)

See below extract from the conky documentation for other settings:


if own_window is yes, you may specify type normal, desktop, dock, panel or override (default: normal). Desktop windows are special windows that have no window decorations; are always visible on your desktop; do not appear in your pager or taskbar; and are sticky across all workspaces. Panel windows reserve space along a desktop edge, just like panels and taskbars, preventing maximized windows from overlapping them. The edge is chosen based on the alignment option. Override windows are not under the control of the window manager. Hints are ignored. This type of window can be useful for certain situations.

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