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In Guake the first time I use it the window is not focused

When I first open Guake by pressing F12 anything I type does not appear, I need to click on the Guake window then I can type in it. From then on when I press F12 it is automatically focused. I have &...
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How to have Clock widgets with multiple timezones

I need to have time in multiple timezone displayed either on the top-bar or as a widget on secondary monitor I'm currently using Gnome clock which requires as click on top bar and times on different ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 and Conky/ Conky Manager widgets doesn't show up! Please, help

after testing different Linux distros, I fit my self with Ubuntu for the major compatibility softwares with my machine. Now, one of the problem that I'm facing it's with Conky and Conky Manager, where ...
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Conky date position problem

i am new to conky. I try to make a post that displays the name of the day. at first everything was fine, but when friday, it display the word 'friday' not at the center as i want. so i want to add gap ...
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Conky Alignment

When I set conky alignment to 'middle_right', it starts acting an another window and when I maximise other windows, e.g. firefox, it stops and touches with conky boundary.
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ical-buddy for Ubuntu

I just moved from Mac to Ubuntu (with budgie desktop). I cannot find any command-line tool like ical-buddy which I can use to programmatically add or delete calendar events. I want to create a script ...
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Conky transparency issue

Good morning, I am having a issue where my Conky setup will not go transparent. It has a black background no matter what I alter after conducting research. If someone can please assist me it would be ...
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Temperature sensors hwmon5 and hwmon6 keep swapping around. How can I consistently monitor devices?

I have a PC (Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA) where I am trying to monitor the temperature of various devices (using conky). But on some boot-ups hwmon5 is the WiFi device and hwmon6 is the CPU but on ...
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Actual use of Software (such as Conky) AFTER installation

For something ALREADY ACTUALLY INSTALLED, how do I get it to run, put an icon for it on desktop etc? My Software Manager tells me, for instance, that I have installed some GNOME clock though it ...
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Conky-Manager on Ubuntu 20.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.10 and I can't get the Conky Manager to run. It worked fine on 20.04LTS. I am just using the standard "Gotham" template. If I try running it via the ...
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Conky: a gap between lines: how to remove the space

I have this in conky.conf: ${voffset -10}Memory» $hr${color} ${color1}${goto 35}RAM : ${color}${execi 2 free --si -m|awk '/^Mem/{printf "%.2fGiB",$3/1024}'}/$memmax ${alignr}${execi 2 ...
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Conky $mem/$memmax RAM report differs from free -m command

I have this Conky report on my desktop screen: This is a relevant part of the conky.conf file: ${color1}${font ConkySymbols:size=16}J${font} ${voffset -10}Memory» $hr${color} ${color1}${goto 35}RAM : ...
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Text in conky overlaps

I'm quite new to this and found a code to download for conky, and after testing it, old text overlaps the new one. Here's the link to the code, and the code itself: Link: https://github.com/cagwait/...
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Flickering Conky on KDE desktop

I have a problem with Conky installed from conky-all package. Here is my config: conky.config= { alignment = "top_right", background = true, border_inner_margin = 0, border_width = 0, ...
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Conky update interval now very slow since upgrading to Ubuntu 20.10

Anyone else using Conky with Ubuntu 20.10? Anyone else seeing issues with Conky update_interval since 20.10? I don't really know if this is an issue with Conky or with Ubuntu but I am trying to debug/...
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conky calendar alignment in the center

I inserted a calendar in conky but I can only center the date but not the days can you help me? this is the calendar script: ${font UbuntuMono:size=11}${execpi 300 A=`date +%_a | cut -c1-2` B=`date +%...
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Conky seamod is not working properly

I'm new to the forum and ubuntu. I tried to run Conky Seamod, after some tweaks regarding the network, everything seems to work but except the rings not loading. Can you help me? I have just read your ...
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Conky own_window_type = 'override' doesn't work in Ubuntu 20.04

As written in the title, I'm having problems using conky in Ubunutu 20.04. I recently installed the i3 window manager and I found out that the own_window_type parameter of the conky.conf file should ...
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Conky battery_percent with devices (e.g. mouse or keys)

don't know if this is the right place to ask: My OS: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS x86_64 Kernel: 5.4.0-42-generic Q: I'm currently trying to parse the battery level of my Logitech devices (keys and mouse) for ...
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Script to give back highest and lowest cpu temp

I was recently trying to install conky with a custom config, and I wanted a feature that seems to not extst, or at least, as google tells me. I've wrote a simple bash script that reads the cpu temps, ...
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Conky setup for sessional data usage

As in the above picture, the integration for data usage is acheived by the following code ${color orange}${voffset 2}${hr 1} ${color1}Network using vnStat "-i", "-w" and &...
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I can't see my internet speed on conky

This is Conky's configuration: -- vim: ts=4 sw=4 noet ai cindent syntax=lua --[[ Conky, a system monitor, based on torsmo Any original torsmo code is licensed under the BSD license All code written ...
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need conky formatting help to align grep output

I can't figure this out, so i hope you guys can give me a hand here. So, i was trying to figure a way to show the TLP status on my conky. In the terminal you would type: tlp-stat -s However....that's ...
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Is it possible to suspend / stop updating Conky when Desktop is not in focus / is not visible?

I recently configured Conky, and wanted to know if it is possible to suspend Conky / make it update at a lower rate when the Desktop is not in focus (or not visible)...through some command that can be ...
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How to see the voltage in Conky?

I want to monitor the voltage in conky and do not know how to put it.I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The sensor output is next: dell_smm-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device Processor Fan: 2901 RPM CPU: ...
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How do you make conky appear behind the folders on the desktop?

I have been trying so hard to find a way to make conky appear behind all the other windows and folders on my desktop, and as far as I have been able to find no one has found an answer up to this point....
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Add “show conky” button to ubuntu top bar [duplicate]

I'd like to add, next to bluetooth, wifi indicator, etc. another button that would bring conky to the front of opened windows. Any tips? Googling didn't really help me much, only instructions how to ...
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Conky displays a “u” in my nvidia section and fan speed for my GPU is not working

My conky window displays a "u" to the levt of my Nvidia section, and the fan speed is nonexistent. my .conkyrc file is here: https://pastebin.com/mrqvuPP4, Screenshot of my conky window I am on ...
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Fixed conky pane position regardless of the monitors available

I have a conky pane that displays my laptop status on the desktop. My conky configuration works great when I'm only using the laptop's display, but it changes position if I connect a second monitor to ...
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Delay autostart of programs such as conky and dropbox, in Kubuntu

Kubuntu 19.10 Like the title says, I want to delay the autostart of certain programs. These programs appear in the GUI of Autostart.
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multiple instances of conky running, but no startup entry

On Kubuntu 19.10 I installed conky from the repo, configured it, and made an autostart entry. After a reboot, I see in System Monitor that two instances of conky are running, can't figure out why. ps ...
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How to read .json to output an specific number?

Hello I've been using this: curl -s "http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/forecast?id=6361046&APPID=6be5e3a6e62680c28044791e8fc7b568&units=metric" -o ~/.cache/weather.json to write a ...
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how can i get Conky to display weather?

I've been strugling to get conky to show the weather, I just installed it and found out that yahoo discontinued the api url which was the one the conky theme was using (http://weather.yahooapis.com/...
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Conky-manager failed to start

I'm using ubuntu 19.10. I want to customize my home screen, so I installed conky and conky manager. At first, the app runs very well but when later on I started to run the app again it's showing an ...
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how can i resolve unable located pgk for conky in ubuntu 19.10?

kyawzinxtet@ga:~$ sudo apt-get install conky-manager Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package conky-manager
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vnstat - combine WiFi and Ethernet usage together

My laptop has two network interfaces enp59s0 and wlp60s0. Historically I've always used the Ethernet card (enp59s0) so using vnstat to get network consumption for today, yesterday, current week and ...
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Conky not displaying Nvidia GPU data

I'm using the below conky script but it's not showing the Nvidia GPU details as shown in the below screenshot: override_utf8_locale yes use_xft yes xftfont ubuntu:size=10.5 xftalpha 0.5 uppercase no ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - A script to shut down a PC in an event

With support from here or on other forums, I have managed to launch the nVidia Render Farm Multi GPU for network computing in Octane Render Slave Daemon. Now I am trying to find a way - standalone ...
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Can't cd to a (passed) variable in bash script

I am using bash to get some information from audacious to conky for display (including album art). I get the path to the directory of the music file from audacious, then attempt to cd to that ...
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Using conky as screensaver on dual monitors

tl;dr- Added conky to xscreensaver. Doesn't show up on lock screen, but shows up on desktop. I'm trying to create my own screensaver by adding my Conky configuration to xscreensaver. I read the ...
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Conky Manager Installation Problem [duplicate]

I've done sudo apt install conky-all cp /etc/conky/conky.conf ~/.conkyrc sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt update and then; sudo apt install conky-manager I get; Reading ...
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How to add space between value and unit in Conky

My Conky currently displays following with ${mem} and ${memmax} variables: Mem: 3.63GiB / 15.2GiB I want it to look like: Mem: 3.63 GiB / 15.2 GiB Is this possible with some configuration?
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Conky text goes black, 18.04, Intel

own_window yes own_window_type normal own_window_class conky-semi own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager own_window_transparent yes own_window_argb_visual yes ...
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Sudden use of memory report change to 100%

I'm pasting the commands I've learned on SuperUser/Unix & Linux Stack help. Is this a common report? I do find that the memory is responsive and available, tho the conky report was reading about ...
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conky manager korean break

I installed conky manager in ubuntu 18.04. and, It pretty worked well and I costomized the color etc. But, Korean Letters are broken. how can I fix it?
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Conky on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

Hey I followed this instruction to display my google calendar on desktop in ubuntu 18.04 https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/11/how-to-embed-google-calendar-on-your.html But nothing happens when I ...
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Can a conky script display a simple PNG image?

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 ...
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Conky doesn't show calendar on desktop

I have configured conky and gcalcli to display a google calendar on my desktop. My conky configuration file is the following: conky.config = { background = true, update_interval = 1.5, ...
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Conky goes full screen on auto start, but not when opened regularly

I've got Conky installed on 18.04 and I've been messing around and customizing my config file. I've got it set up and it runs fine. I've got it set up to bind to the right side of my screen which is ...
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How to set only a cpu bar to be transparent in Conky?

I need a transparent bar measure to improve my conky theme visual that's being created by me.Can anyone help me to solve this issue sharing a code for me please?Thanks! :)

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