Questions about Conky, the lightweight system monitor application.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Help with compiz window borders

I tried to make a small change in my Compiz settings, and set off a whole chain of chaos. I don't like the application switcher that I had, that switched between whole applications on Alt-tab rather ...
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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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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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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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Conky taking focus off ubuntu desktop (14.04)

Whenever I close all of any open windows, the Ubuntu Desktop is not brought back into focus and the title bar stays blank. Due to this, the key combos, the power key, the media keys dont work. I ...
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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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How to get conky work even in lock screen?

As the question goes, is there a way to get conky work even when is the system is locked?
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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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could not save the file /usr/… permission denied (13.04)

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and am trying to create an .sh file for conky in /usr/bin using gedit. When trying to save I get the error dialogue: Could not save the file /usr/bin/conky-start.sh You do ...
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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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Conky (or other apps) on Gnome-screensaver unlock screen

I found this awesome theme for conky to make it look like google now but it really gets in the way on my desktop. I want to put it on my unlock screen just like mint has a clock on the unlock screen. ...
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Desktop folders not visible after messing with ccsm

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.I've installed a emerald theme.In ccsm in windows decoration tab instead of emerald i've used emerald --replace The next time i boot i've only wallpaper and cursor. I've ...