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I used conky colors to generate my conky script

ConkyRC: http://pastebin.com/cfJ2Zj07

Output:

  1. How can I remove the black background?
  2. Notice the swap & network meteres does not appear to work?
  3. Conky dissapears on using "Show Desktop"
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You will probably want to define the following properties as follows:

own_window yes
own_window_colour 000000    
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type override

It will perfectly integrate with your desktop. The only downside is that it will give "static" transparency and therefore hide any underlying desktop icons.

Now if you have a compositor, you can even bypass that little problem using these property values:

own_window yes
own_window_argb_visual true
own_window_argb_value 00000000
own_window_colour 000000    
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type normal
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3: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Conky#Do_not_minimize_on_Show_Desktop_.28Compiz.29

Lots of other useful info there too!

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Mark Rooney Mar 18 '12 at 0:49
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