I ahve a multi monitor setup, and I am looking for a script to display a random line of text from a file (like an inspirational quote) either as a notification, or overlayed over my desktop background. How can I do this?

  • Not sure where the multi-monitor jumps in? Jan 5, 2017 at 21:04
  • Conky is very powerful tool for doing such things, but is not the easiest solution ;-)
    – pLumo
    Jan 5, 2017 at 21:09
  • Hi Paul, isn't too difficult, but did you see my question? Where does the multimonitor jump in? Jan 5, 2017 at 21:35
  • Hi @JacobVlijm, thanks for your comments - I mentioned mult-monitor because I have tried out about 3 different wallpaper switchers etc, and all of them have issues with multi monitor setup. If possible I would like to be able to specify which monitor I want the text on, and / or also place it on all monitors Jan 10, 2017 at 10:05
  • On both similarly is quite easy, on (only) either one of them is not impossible, but much more complicated. Would that be a requirement? Jan 10, 2017 at 19:45


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