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Old 02-19-2007, 12:19 PM   #1
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Need Help with Conky


I'm not sure what the technical term is for this, but I'd like to make it so that no windows can overlap Conky. I tried daemonizing it, but still things overlapped. so is there any way to do this?
 
Old 02-19-2007, 12:51 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what the technical term is for this, but I'd like to make it so that no windows can overlap Conky. I tried daemonizing it, but still things overlapped. so is there any way to do this?
You mean you don't want to draw a separate window, instead you want it to look like it is drawn right on the desktop wallpaper...As far as I know, it is referred to as drawing on the root window.

put this in your ~/.conkyrc
Code:
own_window no
If you trying to use conky in GNOME, you will have to use own_window yes.

Refer here for more options.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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You mean you don't want to draw a separate window, instead you want it to look like it is drawn right on the desktop wallpaper...As far as I know, it is referred to as drawing on the root window.

put this in your ~/.conkyrc
Code:
own_window no
If you trying to use conky in GNOME, you will have to use own_window yes.

Refer here for more options.
I know how to make it "part of the background" (not sure of the correct term), i want to make it so that it's area of the screen can't be overlapped. so that i can see it when doing other things on screen.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 03:41 AM   #4
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I'd like to make it so that no windows can overlap Conky
"Conky" = Konqueror? You are running KDE?
I think what you want is for the konqueror window to be "Always on Top":
Open konqueror, Click the icon at the very top left of the konqueror window, Click "Advanced", Click "Keep above others".
Now other windows cannot hide the konqueror window.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 01:25 PM   #5
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"Conky" = Konqueror? You are running KDE?
No, Conky is NOT Konqueror. Conky is a configurable system monitor that can live directly on the desktop or in its own window. I haven't been able to find it in all distribution repositories, but Gentoo provides it via portage.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 01:59 PM   #6
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I know how to make it "part of the background" (not sure of the correct term), i want to make it so that it's area of the screen can't be overlapped. so that i can see it when doing other things on screen.
I believe you can click on title bar of conky and make it "Always on top". Not sure if there's a config option in .conkyrc to actually do this.

Tux,
 
Old 02-21-2007, 02:02 PM   #7
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I haven't been able to find it in all distribution repositories, but Gentoo provides it via portage.
AFAIK it's available in Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian. For Slackware, there's a package build script available at slackbuilds.org.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 02:15 AM   #8
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I believe this is what you are looking for. This will "dock" the conky window so even when other applications are maximized, conky will lay ontop of them.

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes

# If own_window is yes, you may use type normal, desktop or override
own_window_type desktop

# Use pseudo transparency with own_window?
own_window_transparent yes
 
  


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