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I really like the look Conky should give to my desktop, but it seems to fail to work properly. Conky's window is not transparent, but black. It also is positioned in the top_left position. I want it to be in the middle_middle of my screen.

# Conky settings #
background yes
update_interval 1
double_buffer yes
no_buffers yes

# Window specifications #
gap_x 0
gap_y 0
minimum_size 600 0
maximum_width 711
own_window yes
own_window_type dock
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorate,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below
#own_window_argb_visual yes
#own_window_argb_value 0
#border_margin 0
#border_inner_margin 0
#border_outer_margin 0
#alignment middle_middle

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

# Text settings #
use_xft yes
xftalpha 0
xftfont Open Sans Light:size=10

override_utf8_locale yes

imlib_cache_size 0

# Color scheme #
default_color FFFFFF

color1 FFFFFF
color2 FFFFFF
color3 FFFFFF
color4 FFFFFF
color5 FFFFFF
color6 FFFFFF
color7 333333

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${execi 300 curl -s "http://weather.yahooapis.com/forecastrss?w=733881&u=c" -o ~/.cache/weather.xml}


${font Raleway:weight=Light :size=100}${voffset -40}${alignc}${time %H}${alignc}:${alignc}${time %M}
${font Raleway:weight=Light:size=32}${voffset -40}${alignc}${time %A %B %d}


${font Raleway:size=20}
${voffset -64}${alignc 216}${execi 300 grep "yweather:condition" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "temp=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"}°
${font Raleway:weight=Light:size=14}
${voffset -52}${alignc 122}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "high=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==2'}°
${voffset -19}${alignc 12}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "high=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3'}°
${voffset -19}${alignc -98}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "high=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==4'}°
${voffset -19}${alignc -208}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "high=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==5'}°


${font Raleway:weight=Light:size=10}
${voffset -10}${alignc 98}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "low=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==2'}°
${voffset -14}${alignc -12}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "low=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3'}°
${voffset -14}${alignc -122}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "low=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==4'}°
${voffset -14}${alignc -232}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "low=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==5'}°


${font Raleway:weight=Light:size=14}
${voffset -26}${alignc 220}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==1' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}
${voffset -18}${alignc 110}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==2' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}
${voffset -19}${alignc}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}
${voffset -18}${alignc -110}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==4' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}
${voffset -19}${alignc -220}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==5' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}


${font Raleway:weight=Light:size=14}
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather-icons/$(grep "yweather:condition" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*").png ~/.cache/weather-1.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-1.png -p 61,320 -s 32x32}${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather-icons/$(grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==2').png ~/.cache/weather-2.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-2.png -p 171,320 -s 32x32}${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather-icons/$(grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3').png ~/.cache/weather-3.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-3.png -p 281,320 -s 32x32}${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather-icons/$(grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==4').png ~/.cache/weather-4.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-4.png -p 391,320 -s 32x32}${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather-icons/$(grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==5').png ~/.cache/weather-5.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-5.png -p 501,320 -s 32x32}${font}
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You can try Conky Color wich is really easy to set up.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/CONKY-colors?content=92328

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Isn't that a Conky theme? Or is it an application to set Conky up with? –  user221689 Dec 3 '13 at 15:35
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Instead of setting own_window_type to dock, set it to override. This will allow you to set the alignment to middle_middle, or anywhere else for that matter. Also, your config has alignment middle_middle commented out, which you'll need to uncomment. Also, remove (or keep commented) the own_window_argb_visual and own_window_argb_value lines as these are making your background black.

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This didn't move it to the center of my desktop, nor did it make the black background go away. Thanks for your reply though. –  user221689 Dec 3 '13 at 15:35
    
Is your alignment middle_middle line still commented out in your config (does the line start with a #)? –  konapun Dec 3 '13 at 15:38
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