Questions about Conky, the lightweight system monitor application.

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Conky transparency not working

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 and since then conky has been acting up. This is what it looks after a while (specially if I use the option 'Show desktop' by draggin the mouse to a corner, as ...
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How to get conky to stay on the desktop

I have a conky setup that I've used on a number of desktops (here's the conkyrc). It works fine in Ubuntu Unity, XFCE, Gnome and Openbox, but not Lubuntu (LXDE). The problem is that I cannot get it to ...
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Is it possible for Conky to display Time in words and not in numbers?

I want to have Conky display the time using words and not numbers. What I want to do is more or less how the Pebble Watch looks (Red watch). Like in the image, even if only the time and not the ...
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How do I stop icons appearing on the desktop in a particular area?

When I download something to my desktop, or insert a CD or flash drive, the icon appears on my desktop. When I have conky running, the icon sometimes appears in the top right corner, underneath conky; ...
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strange conky background behavior

I have created a custom conky showing weather forecasts in 3 cities like this: But recently I've begun to see a strange behavior. After a few seconds, a white background a bit larger appears ...
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Conky Guides (links)

I want to take a stab at creating my own layouts for conky, but I'm having trouble finding any recent guides. If you know of any, I would be grateful if you could post some links.
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Run conky over LightDM

Is it possible to have my conky gadgets run over my lightDM login screen? If so, how would I go about this? I saw someone doing it with XDM under debian in this screenshot from a thread on the ...
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Conky forecast F C output

Temp: ${execi 3600 conkyForecast --location=01104 --imperial datatype=HT} This what I have and it shows the right temp but it says 25° AF. Any help or hints appreciated And as allways TYAVMIA
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Conky not working in Gnome 3.4

I've installed conky using sudo apt-get install conky-all and followed this tutorial to configure. The configuration works properly in Unity desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 and everything seems OK, However ...
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How to make Conky text semitransparent?

Okay, before you ask me to RTFM, I'll show you a screenshot, and describe my situation: Screenshot This is what I want to get. The screenshot above shows (semitransparent) Conky, but the ...
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Converting Celsius Processor Temperature to Fahrenheit

I'm editing a Conky theme. I would like it to output the processor temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit instead of Celsius. In the ~/.conkyrc file, the command sensors | grep 'Core 0' | cut -c18-19 is ...
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Why is Conky on top of windows only on boot?

I recently changed my Conky config so that when I 'Show Desktop' Super+D, Conky doesn't also minimize. So I changed own_window_type normal to own_window_type override This worked fine except when I ...
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Removing conky drop shadow

I've started using Conky with 11.04 and want to remove it's drop shadow. I've tried setting any & !(class=Conky) in the Shadow Windows text box of the Window Decoration section. This works. ...
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Why isn't conky working right in Unity desktop?

First of all, my desktop environment is unity. I am using it with 14.04 OS(with all recent updates). I recently installed infinity conky. I installed and followed all the instructions correctly in the ...
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Setting up Conky on Ubuntu

I am surprised after seeing the features in the picture shown. After searching a little bit, I came to know that it is a conky theme. But now I also am not clear about it, and I don't know how to ...
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Conky showing up in Unity Launcher

I've had my Conky configuration properly working in Ubuntu 12.04 for sometime. After a recent update and reboot Conky is showing up on the Unity Launcher as an entry when it is running. It's not ...
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Unity crashed, how can I report that to developers?

im on ubuntu natty and experiencing some weird random restarts of unity. This started happening after i installed conky and set compiz to remove its shadow. The restarting could possibly be attributed ...
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Conky for Google Calendar and Tasks?

Currently, I'm using conky to display a big clock and that helps me a lot. Now, I am thinking it would be really cool if I can get the schedule and task list from Gmail and display them beautifully on ...
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Display NotifyOSD Notifcations in Conky?

I want to display the latest NotifyOSD notification in conky, I can display the entire file with ${execi 30 cat ~/.cache/notify-osd.log} But is it possible to show only the last line of the file? ...
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Conky & Ubuntu - music visualization (music bars)?

I started playing with Conky a few days ago and managed to achieve this: (Note: although I've written it from scratch, I got inspired by http://www.flickr.com/photos/42124625@N07/3959584793/ , ...
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Why is everything crashing?

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now and I love it, I wouldn't think of using another OS unless I can't fix this issue. The install I'm on is only around a month and a half old. I'm running 12.04 ...
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Conky configuration woes

I am having trouble setting up conky to display my google calendar or a basic todo list and various system stats mainly memory and processors activity. I would appreciate the steps to set this up. ...
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How to align Conky text to centre of desktop?

I am working on creating an entire Theme based off of Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto album. This is my first time working with Conky and theme creation. I started off by creating the Conky setup: I would ...
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Conky harmattan is surrounded by the previews wallpaper

This is an amazing eye-candy but I'm facing a problem. I installed it in my Ubuntu 13.10 64b but Conky is surrounded by a a black box, but it's not a black box at all is the previews wallpaper I had ...
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How to get average network load instead of instant

Welcome, I use conky to see network load statistics with sampling every 8 seconds in order to get somewhat more smooth history chart. Unfortunately, all values i get are not average for this 8 second ...
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How do I change the font size in Conky?

I was wondering how to change the size of ALL the fonts to a bigger size. Also under cpu usage I have 2 numbers one is white like U want it and the other is green and I can't figure out how to change ...
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wlan and macchanger

I was wondering about how to write a script for changing my default MAC address before enabling networking. It happens often, that the MAC address changes to default. I would like to show the MAC ...
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What is Conky, it's uses, and how is it implemented?

I'd like to know what Conky is. How to install it, any maintenance that's needed. Does it work with a specific Desktop Environment like Unity? Can it work with GNOME Classic? Details would be helpful. ...
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Autostart conky in XFCE

i want to autostart Conky in Ubuntu 12.04 / XFCE. I tryed to start this script with "automatic starting applications" in sessions options: sleep 6 conky But it does not work.
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How do I run two different conky sessions at the same time?

I want to run Conky lua (link to conky lua on Gnome-look.org) and Conky: Metro Clock (link to conky: metro clock on devianart.com) at the same time. I want to have them both on the start up ...
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Conky dropping shadow when invoked at startup

I read this thread but it doesn't really address my issue. The problem that I have is that whenever I log in, conky starts up, as set up in Startup Applications, but the instance it runs is dropping ...
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Conky show RAM without buffers or cache

I am wondering if there's a way to get Conky to show the RAM that is in use minus the buffers and cache. When I close a program, the RAM usage goes down in HTOP, but in conky it stays the same. So ...
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How to run Conky from terminal?

In this Unixmen tutorial there are 11 steps to setup Conky; I did all of them but the terminal show this message: The program 'conky' can be found in the following packages: * conky-cli ...
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Adding gmail.py increases conky's load time

I ma using gmail.py from ArchWiki to display new mail count in gmail. The script works fine and displays my new mail count correctly. The problem I am facing is when I restart conky after adding the ...
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Can I use a specific date format for CONKY?

I'm playing with conky and I'm a Chinese user, so my locale of system is something like zh_CN.UTF-8 conky seems will use the system API to show the date, but I don't want conky to show date in ...
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Possible to automatically display the correct days of the week?

I'd like to tweak my Conky so it automatically displays the days of the week correctly. So for example, if TODAY were Tuesday, it would look like this: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday [etc.] ...
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Conky: Grabbed text has multiple lines and does not align

I'm grabbing the output of u1sdtool --cur to be reported in my conky. The output is: u1sdtool --cur Current uploads: 0 Current downloads: 0 This text is grabbed in the TEXT part of my conkyrc ...
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How can I prevent maximized windows from overlapping conky window

I run conky in its own window of type "panel". My conkyrc (configuration #1) is pasted below - this was created with the help of the ConkyWizard application and then tweaked to add a few additional ...
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How can I have Rythmbox controls on Xubuntu desktop/Xfce?

In Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, rythmbox basic controls (play,pause, next and previous song) were accessible on the desktop from the sound notification icon. Now I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Xubuntu ...
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Conky has no transparency

Can't find an awnser to this. I have no idea why Conky isn't working properly. Here's a screenshot: Also here's my conky file: ...
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How to make conky auto-hide?

I think my question is pretty clear. What I want to achieve in conky is auto-hide feature. The reason for this: Let's suppose I am browsing and suddenly I want to see my battery status or eth0 ...
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Conky Autostart Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conky not working in Gnome 3.4 I am using Ubuntu12.04 with gnome3.4. I installed conky to display my system information. And everything is good except that conky can't ...
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How do I stop icons from blinking in Conky? [closed]

How I can stop blinking conky? I make in my config all what I want - transparent, showing icons above conky, but I cant do nothing with blinking! When I make double_buffer yes conky stop blinking, but ...
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Raise all windows with a specific title

I'm trying to find a way to raise all the windows that have one, specific title. For example, I have two windows named superconky (yes, you guessed it, I'm trying to get conky running in lubuntu). I ...
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Conky black background on Unity

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 (and 14.04 on another computer) with Unity. Conky doesn't work like I expect. This is my config: alignment top_right background yes border_inner_margin 0 border_width 0 ...
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Conky is too high in the top right

Xubuntu 12.10 DE: XFCE So I started this conky script http://conky.sourceforge.net/conkyrc-brenden (it is the very first .conkyrc file i nthe top left on ...
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conky Segmentation fault (core dumped) [closed]

I installed the new ubuntu 12.04 and i like it very much, but conky is giving me some problems sometimes it is working normal, and the the next second conky is gone, when i try to restart, i get ...
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Conky, Show Desktop, Swap & Network Meters, Remove Background

I used conky colors to generate my conky script ConkyRC: http://pastebin.com/cfJ2Zj07 Output: How can I remove the black background? Notice the swap & network meteres does not appear to ...
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How to add the town name to the conky Harmattan configuration?

The conky configuration Harmattan displays information about the current state of the weather but it does not display the name of the city that the weather refers to. How can I add the name of the ...
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Conky text overlaps with other text

Some of the text part of conky are overlapping with itself. As you can see in the 3rd bubble form the top "Disks" is hidden under Root, Home, and Date. I want it to look like this: I have ...