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Conky newbie. I have a PNG image of a monthly calendar with transparency. I can't figure out how to write a conky script to simply display this in the middle of my desktop over my wallpaper. I have an updating wallpaper, so I want to use conky. I don't want to use a wallpaper with a calendar on it, in other words. Is this possible?

More info: What's the easiest way to show a monthly calendar with transparency over my desktop wallpaper (Ubuntu 18.10)? Something similar to Large Calendar for Raindar. Note function would not be required. I have an updating wallpaper, so I don't want to use a wallpaper with a calendar on it.

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Conky does have an image object: http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html

You would use it similar to: ${image /some/path/to/image.png -p 250,0 -s 80x80}

It is likely your mileage may vary with this one.

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I recommend getting rid of Conky Manager. You can launch conky in the background with a simple script. Beauty here is you can test the script by removing the & until you have it all working. Here's an example:

#!/bin/bash
sleep 10s
killall conky
cd "/home/username/.conky/someFolder"
conky -c "/home/username/.conky/someFolder/.conkyrc" &

... such that .conkyrc is your conky file. HTH

  • Thanks @Mark! I guess I don't know how to properly create a Conky widget, or have Conky Manager load my widget. Under ~/.conky I created a widget folder and widget file containing the image object, but Conky Manager still only lists those that came with installation. – ticotexas Jan 28 at 19:25

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