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It seems like this would be a common problem, yet I don't see any mention of it. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04/Unity. I have Variety installed and set to change the desktop image every 10 minutes. The 1st few times the desktop image changes, the conky border changes after a 5 second delay( from old image to new image). But then, by the 5th or 6th desktop image refresh, the conky border will no longer change with image and therefore I get this result: Conky Harmattan

The Orange border/frame is actually left over from the previous image. I've tried resizing border etc, thinking that this was a transparency issue. But I haven't found a fix yet. Here's my Conky rc:

# Conky settings #
background yes
update_interval 1
double_buffer yes
no_buffers yes
imlib_cache_size 10

# Window specifications #
gap_x 40
gap_y 40
minimum_size 268 620
maximum_width 268
own_window yes
own_window_type override  # other options are: override/dock/desktop/panel
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorate,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below
border_inner_margin 0
border_outer_margin 0
alignment top_right
#own_window_argb_visual yes
#own_window_argb_value 0

# Graphics settings #
draw_shades no
default_shade_color AAAAAA
draw_outline no
default_outline_color AAAAAA
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_graph_size 26 80
show_graph_scale no
show_graph_range no

# Text settings #
use_xft yes
xftalpha 0
xftfont Droid Sans:size=8
text_buffer_size 256
override_utf8_locale yes

# Useful shortenings #
short_units yes
pad_percents 2
top_name_width 7

# Color scheme #
default_color F9F9F9
color1 FFFFFF
color2 F9F9F9
color3 F9F9F9
color4 F9F9F9
color5 DCDCDC
color6 F9F9F9
color7 F9F9F9
color8 F9F9F9
color9 666666

TEXT
# Various images #
${execi 300 curl -s "http://weather.yahooapis.com/forecastrss?w=2418046&u=f" -o ~/.cache/weather.xml}
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/shadow.png -p 4,14 -s 260x591}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-1.png -p 20,30 -s 228x61}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-photos-7/$(grep "yweather:condition" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*").png ~/.cache/weather.png}${image ~/.cache/weather.png -p 20,91 -s 228x86}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-3.png -p 20,177 -s 228x86}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-4.png -p 20,263 -s 228x105}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-5.png -p 20,368 -s 228x105}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-6.png -p 20,473 -s 228x119}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-7.png -p 20,478 -s 228x14}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-v.png -p 95,177 -s 1x92}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-v.png -p 172,177 -s 1x92}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-h.png -p 18,369 -s 232x1}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-h.png -p 18,269 -s 232x1}\
\
# The days of the forecast #
\
${color3}${voffset 172}${alignc 77}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==1' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}${color}
${color3}${voffset -13}${alignc}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==2' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}${color}
${color3}${voffset -13}${alignc -77}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}${color}
\
# The temperatures of the forecast #
\
${color2}${voffset 51}${alignc 77}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "low=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==1'}°/${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "high=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==1'}°${color}
${color2}${voffset -13}${alignc}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "low=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==2'}°/${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "high=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==2'}°${color}
${color2}${voffset -13}${alignc -77}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "low=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3'}°/${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "high=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3'}°${color}
\
# The "conditions" section of the conky #
\
${goto 36}${voffset -172}${font Droid Sans :size=36}${color1}${execi 300 grep "yweather:condition" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "temp=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"}°${font}${color}
${goto 46}${voffset 14}${font Droid Sans :size=12}${color1}${execi 300 grep "yweather:condition" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "text=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"}${font}${color}
${color1}${alignr 52}${voffset -73}${execi 300 grep "yweather:atmosphere" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "pressure=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"} ${execi 300 grep "yweather:units" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "pressure=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"}
${color1}${alignr 52}${voffset 7}${execi 300 grep "yweather:atmosphere" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "humidity=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"} %${color}
${color1}${alignr 52}${voffset 7}${execi 300 grep "yweather:wind" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "speed=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"} ${execi 300 grep "yweather:units" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "speed=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"}${color}
\
# Clock + calendar #
\
${voffset -117}${font Droid Sans Mono :size=22}${alignc}${color2}${time %H:%M}${font}${color}
${voffset 4}${font Droid Sans :size=10}${alignc}${color6}${time %A, %B %d}${font}${color}
\
# Cpu, memory, uptime, and load graph #
\
${voffset 294}${goto 40}${color2}Cpu:${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}Mem:${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}Uptime:${color}
${voffset -47}${alignr 39}${color2}${cpu cpu0}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color2}${memperc}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color2}${uptime_short}${color}
${voffset -47}${alignc}${color2}${cpubar 5,36}${color}
${voffset 4}${alignc}${color2}${membar 5,36}${color}
${voffset 29}${goto 40}${loadgraph 26,190 F9F9F9 F9F9F9 -l}
\
# The processes section #
\
${voffset 26}${goto 40}${color2}${top_mem name 1}${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}${top_mem name 2}${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}${top_mem name 3}${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}${top_mem name 4}${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}${top_mem name 5}${color}
${voffset -81}${alignc}${color5}${top_mem mem 1}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignc}${color5}${top_mem mem 2}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignc}${color5}${top_mem mem 3}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignc}${color5}${top_mem mem 4}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignc}${color5}${top_mem mem 5}%${color}
${voffset -81}${alignr 39}${color6}${top_mem mem_res 1}${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color6}${top_mem mem_res 2}${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color6}${top_mem mem_res 3}${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color6}${top_mem mem_res 4}${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color6}${top_mem mem_res 5}${color}
${voffset -104}${goto 40}${color9}Proc${color}
${voffset -13}${alignc}${color9}Mem%${color}
${voffset -13}${alignr 39}${color9}Mem${color}
\
# The network section #
\
${if_existing /proc/net/route ppp0}
${voffset -227}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed ppp0}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed ppp0}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph ppp0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph ppp0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup ppp0}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown ppp0}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route ppp1}
${voffset -240}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed ppp1}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed ppp1}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph ppp1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph ppp1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup ppp1}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown ppp1}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route wlp2s1}
${voffset -253}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed wlp2s1}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed wlp2s1}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph wlp2s1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph wlp2s1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup wlp2s1}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown wlp2s1}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route wlp2s0}
${voffset -266}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed wlp2s0}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed wlp2s0}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph wlp2s0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph wlp2s0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup wlp2s0}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown wlp2s0}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route wlan0}
${voffset -279}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed wlan0}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed wlan0}
${voffset 8}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph wlan0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph wlan0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup wlan0}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown wlan0}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route wlan1}
${voffset -292}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed wlan1}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed wlan1}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph wlan1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph wlan1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup wlan1}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown wlan1}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route eth1}
${voffset -305}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed eth1}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed eth1}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph eth1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph eth1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup eth1}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown eth1}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route eth0}
${voffset -318}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed eth0}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed eth0}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph eth0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph eth0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup eth0}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown eth0}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route enp0s0}
${voffset -331}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed enp0s0}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed enp0s0}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph enp0s0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph enp0s0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup enp0s0}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown enp0s0}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route enp0s1}
${voffset -344}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed enp0s1}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed enp0s1}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph enp0s1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph enp0s1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup enp0s1}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown enp0s1}
${else}
${voffset -311}${goto 40}${color5}Network disconnected${color}
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/offline.png -p 44,284 -s 16x16}
${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}
\
# Various images including the icons of the forecast #
\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/pressure2.png -p 224,95 -s 16x16}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/humidity2.png -p 224,115 -s 16x16}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/wind.png -p 224,136 -s 16x16}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-icons-light/$(grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==1').png ~/.cache/weather-1.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-1.png -p 41,207 -s 32x32}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-icons-light/$(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 119,207 -s 32x32}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-icons-light/$(grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3').png ~/.cache/weather-3.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-3.png -p 195,207 -s 32x32}${font}${voffset -120}\

EDIT: I deleted # from

#own_window_argb_visual yes
    #own_window_argb_value 0

However, I now have a thick black border. Is it not possible to just have "actual" transparency, or else get rid of border?

Conky with Border

EDIT 2: This is the closest I've gotten to what I'm trying to achieve. I changed

own_window_type to Dock(from override)

and deleted "#" from

own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 0

Changing to "Dock" meant I had to change Gap_x to 1600 (to get it positioned right) I no longer have border, but now the actual conky is too transparent. When I have a dark desktop picture, the conky is visible. But light background, and it's too transparent. Conky with "dock" setting

I've tried deleting own_window_transparent yes (this did nothing) As well as changing arg value to 255 (gave me black border) Logging out between each change. Here is my conky rc now

# Conky settings #
background yes
update_interval 1
double_buffer yes
no_buffers yes
imlib_cache_size 10

# Window specifications #
gap_x 1600
gap_y 40
minimum_size 268 620
maximum_width 268
own_window yes
own_window_type dock  # other options are: override/dock/desktop/panel
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorate,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below
border_inner_margin 0
border_outer_margin 0
alignment top_right
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 0

# Graphics settings #
draw_shades no
default_shade_color AAAAAA
draw_outline no
default_outline_color AAAAAA
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_graph_size 26 80
show_graph_scale no
show_graph_range no

# Text settings #
use_xft yes
xftalpha 0
xftfont Droid Sans:size=8
text_buffer_size 256
override_utf8_locale yes

# Useful shortenings #
short_units yes
pad_percents 2
top_name_width 7

# Color scheme #
default_color F9F9F9
color1 FFFFFF
color2 F9F9F9
color3 F9F9F9
color4 F9F9F9
color5 DCDCDC
color6 F9F9F9
color7 F9F9F9
color8 F9F9F9
color9 666666

TEXT
# Various images #
${execi 300 curl -s "http://weather.yahooapis.com/forecastrss?w=2418046&u=f" -o ~/.cache/weather.xml}
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/shadow.png -p 4,14 -s 260x591}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-1.png -p 20,30 -s 228x61}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-photos-7/$(grep "yweather:condition" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*").png ~/.cache/weather.png}${image ~/.cache/weather.png -p 20,91 -s 228x86}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-3.png -p 20,177 -s 228x86}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-4.png -p 20,263 -s 228x105}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-5.png -p 20,368 -s 228x105}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-6.png -p 20,473 -s 228x119}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-7.png -p 20,478 -s 228x14}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-v.png -p 95,177 -s 1x92}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-v.png -p 172,177 -s 1x92}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-h.png -p 18,369 -s 232x1}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-h.png -p 18,269 -s 232x1}\
\
# The days of the forecast #
\
${color3}${voffset 172}${alignc 77}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==1' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}${color}
${color3}${voffset -13}${alignc}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==2' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}${color}
${color3}${voffset -13}${alignc -77}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "day=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'}${color}
\
# The temperatures of the forecast #
\
${color2}${voffset 51}${alignc 77}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "low=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==1'}°/${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "high=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==1'}°${color}
${color2}${voffset -13}${alignc}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "low=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==2'}°/${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "high=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==2'}°${color}
${color2}${voffset -13}${alignc -77}${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "low=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3'}°/${execi 300 grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "high=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3'}°${color}
\
# The "conditions" section of the conky #
\
${goto 36}${voffset -172}${font Droid Sans :size=36}${color1}${execi 300 grep "yweather:condition" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "temp=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"}°${font}${color}
${goto 46}${voffset 14}${font Droid Sans :size=12}${color1}${execi 300 grep "yweather:condition" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "text=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"}${font}${color}
${color1}${alignr 52}${voffset -73}${execi 300 grep "yweather:atmosphere" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "pressure=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"} ${execi 300 grep "yweather:units" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "pressure=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"}
${color1}${alignr 52}${voffset 7}${execi 300 grep "yweather:atmosphere" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "humidity=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"} %${color}
${color1}${alignr 52}${voffset 7}${execi 300 grep "yweather:wind" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "speed=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"} ${execi 300 grep "yweather:units" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "speed=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*"}${color}
\
# Clock + calendar #
\
${voffset -117}${font Droid Sans Mono :size=22}${alignc}${color2}${time %H:%M}${font}${color}
${voffset 4}${font Droid Sans :size=10}${alignc}${color6}${time %A, %B %d}${font}${color}
\
# Cpu, memory, uptime, and load graph #
\
${voffset 294}${goto 40}${color2}Cpu:${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}Mem:${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}Uptime:${color}
${voffset -47}${alignr 39}${color2}${cpu cpu0}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color2}${memperc}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color2}${uptime_short}${color}
${voffset -47}${alignc}${color2}${cpubar 5,36}${color}
${voffset 4}${alignc}${color2}${membar 5,36}${color}
${voffset 29}${goto 40}${loadgraph 26,190 F9F9F9 F9F9F9 -l}
\
# The processes section #
\
${voffset 26}${goto 40}${color2}${top_mem name 1}${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}${top_mem name 2}${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}${top_mem name 3}${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}${top_mem name 4}${color}
${voffset 4}${goto 40}${color2}${top_mem name 5}${color}
${voffset -81}${alignc}${color5}${top_mem mem 1}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignc}${color5}${top_mem mem 2}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignc}${color5}${top_mem mem 3}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignc}${color5}${top_mem mem 4}%${color}
${voffset 4}${alignc}${color5}${top_mem mem 5}%${color}
${voffset -81}${alignr 39}${color6}${top_mem mem_res 1}${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color6}${top_mem mem_res 2}${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color6}${top_mem mem_res 3}${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color6}${top_mem mem_res 4}${color}
${voffset 4}${alignr 39}${color6}${top_mem mem_res 5}${color}
${voffset -104}${goto 40}${color9}Proc${color}
${voffset -13}${alignc}${color9}Mem%${color}
${voffset -13}${alignr 39}${color9}Mem${color}
\
# The network section #
\
${if_existing /proc/net/route ppp0}
${voffset -227}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed ppp0}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed ppp0}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph ppp0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph ppp0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup ppp0}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown ppp0}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route ppp1}
${voffset -240}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed ppp1}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed ppp1}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph ppp1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph ppp1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup ppp1}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown ppp1}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route wlp2s1}
${voffset -253}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed wlp2s1}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed wlp2s1}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph wlp2s1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph wlp2s1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup wlp2s1}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown wlp2s1}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route wlp2s0}
${voffset -266}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed wlp2s0}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed wlp2s0}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph wlp2s0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph wlp2s0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup wlp2s0}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown wlp2s0}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route wlan0}
${voffset -279}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed wlan0}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed wlan0}
${voffset 8}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph wlan0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph wlan0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup wlan0}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown wlan0}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route wlan1}
${voffset -292}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed wlan1}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed wlan1}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph wlan1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph wlan1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup wlan1}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown wlan1}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route eth1}
${voffset -305}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed eth1}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed eth1}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph eth1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph eth1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup eth1}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown eth1}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route eth0}
${voffset -318}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed eth0}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed eth0}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph eth0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph eth0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup eth0}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown eth0}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route enp0s0}
${voffset -331}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed enp0s0}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed enp0s0}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph enp0s0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph enp0s0 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup enp0s0}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown enp0s0}
${else}
${if_existing /proc/net/route enp0s1}
${voffset -344}${goto 40}${color5}Up: ${color2}${upspeed enp0s1}${color5}${goto 150}Down: ${color2}${downspeed enp0s1}
${voffset 10}${goto 40}${upspeedgraph enp0s1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}${goto 150}${downspeedgraph enp0s1 26,80 F9F9F9 F9F9F9}
${voffset 9}${goto 40}${color5}Sent: ${color2}${totalup enp0s1}${color5}${goto 150}Received: ${color2}${totaldown enp0s1}
${else}
${voffset -311}${goto 40}${color5}Network disconnected${color}
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/offline.png -p 44,284 -s 16x16}
${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}
\
# Various images including the icons of the forecast #
\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/pressure2.png -p 224,95 -s 16x16}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/humidity2.png -p 224,115 -s 16x16}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/wind.png -p 224,136 -s 16x16}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-icons-light/$(grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==1').png ~/.cache/weather-1.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-1.png -p 41,207 -s 32x32}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-icons-light/$(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 119,207 -s 32x32}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-icons-light/$(grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3').png ~/.cache/weather-3.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-3.png -p 195,207 -s 32x32}${font}${voffset -120}\

EDIT 3: Here's what I get with removing own_window_transparent yes and giving own_window_argb_value "200" It now has the black border. I am ultimately trying to get a legible "widget" without the black border.If I change the settings to get rid of the black border, then the picture change on desktop locks into first desktop image as border(instead of black) enter image description here

  • Do the answers here help you? Also you have commented the argb_visual and argb_value lines...try uncommenting them.(That was my answer in the link I have given above.) – VenkiPhy6 Jun 13 '14 at 4:44
  • I deleted #own_window_argb_visual yes #own_window_argb_value 0 , but still the problem persists. – 5th Wheel Jun 13 '14 at 19:45
  • No no. I just said 'uncomment' and you deleted the whole line! You have to remove the # to uncomment a line. – VenkiPhy6 Jun 14 '14 at 1:39
  • Ah, ok. Well thanks. I removed the # and edited my question. It leaves a black border now. Can I get rid of the black border? – 5th Wheel Jun 14 '14 at 13:50
  • Try giving a higher value to own_window_argb_value . – VenkiPhy6 Jun 14 '14 at 16:04
0

Comment out each of these:

# Various images #
${execi 300 curl -s "http://weather.yahooapis.com/forecastrss?w=2418046&u=f" -o ~/.cache/weather.xml}
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/shadow.png -p 4,14 -s 260x591}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-1.png -p 20,30 -s 228x61}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-photos-7/$(grep "yweather:condition" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*").png ~/.cache/weather.png}${image ~/.cache/weather.png -p 20,91 -s 228x86}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-3.png -p 20,177 -s 228x86}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-4.png -p 20,263 -s 228x105}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-5.png -p 20,368 -s 228x105}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-6.png -p 20,473 -s 228x119}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/fav-color-7.png -p 20,478 -s 228x14}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-v.png -p 95,177 -s 1x92}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-v.png -p 172,177 -s 1x92}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-h.png -p 18,369 -s 232x1}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/separator-h.png -p 18,269 -s 232x1}\

and these:

# Various images including the icons of the forecast #
\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/pressure2.png -p 224,95 -s 16x16}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/humidity2.png -p 224,115 -s 16x16}\
${image ~/.conky-weather/assets/Button/God-Mode/wind.png -p 224,136 -s 16x16}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-icons-light/$(grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==1').png ~/.cache/weather-1.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-1.png -p 41,207 -s 32x32}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-icons-light/$(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 119,207 -s 32x32}\
${execi 300 cp -f ~/.conky-weather/icons/weather-icons-light/$(grep "yweather:forecast" ~/.cache/weather.xml | grep -o "code=\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "\"[^\"]*\"" | grep -o "[^\"]*" | awk 'NR==3').png ~/.cache/weather-3.png}${image ~/.cache/weather-3.png -p 195,207 -s 32x32}${font}${voffset -120}\

one at a time, by adding a # before each line. Items will slowly disappear from the overlay. If you comment all of them before the blackbox disappears, the app is causing the issue, and own window argb only supports colors(of which 0 is black), otherwise report the offending line here.(The offending line will be the one in which the black box disappears.)

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  • I ran through all the lines with adding comment at the beginning. None of them were the offender. The only way I can get the black box to disappear (as of yet) is to go back to my original settings at the beginning of this post. However, I still have the delayed "overlay" change. What do you mean by " the app is causing the issue"? – 5th Wheel Jun 21 '14 at 13:00

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