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Old 04-18-2017, 04:28 PM   #1
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icon space on desktop


Hey guys, using linux mint 18 with cinnamon DE. Also using conky, as i think that may be what is going on.

i only have 2 icons on the desktop, but i notice when clicking and dragging(making a selectable square) i only am able to use about a 1/2 of my desktop space. And if i move an icon to one of the "dead spaces" it puts it right back to where it was.

Now i understand that where the conky portion is on the right side vertical, wouldn't be a usable space, but i also lose about 4 inches from the taskbar up towards the center as well.

Is there something i would look for in the conkyrc file to see if i have some funky 'J' shape?

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Old 04-18-2017, 06:06 PM   #2
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Hey guys, using linux mint 18 with cinnamon DE. Also using conky, as i think that may be what is going on.

i only have 2 icons on the desktop, but i notice when clicking and dragging(making a selectable square) i only am able to use about a 1/2 of my desktop space. And if i move an icon to one of the "dead spaces" it puts it right back to where it was.

Now i understand that where the conky portion is on the right side vertical, wouldn't be a usable space, but i also lose about 4 inches from the taskbar up towards the center as well.

Is there something i would look for in the conkyrc file to see if i have some funky 'J' shape?

jpg attached, i'm sure my description is not accurate.
check your conky script file thingy.. for width and type that I bet is stopping you ...

Sorry it has been way too long sense I've used conky to be more precise.

http://conky.sourceforge.net/documentation.html

to get the information...

width and type - desktop, windowed etc...
 
Old 04-18-2017, 06:51 PM   #3
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i looked in the conkyrc and changed the width, it changed the width of conky, but did not change my issue. I also used top to find the process id and stopped conky from running, and its still doing the same thing. Could it be anything else?
 
Old 04-18-2017, 07:06 PM   #4
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All my conkys I could drag-select their frames/canvas/perimeters...

pastebin the ransom note masquerading as your conkyrc file and toss us the link.
or attach here.


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Old 04-18-2017, 07:09 PM   #5
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so with mint 18 with cinnamon DE whenever you move a DT icon to somewhere else it goes back to where it was.

do you own an iPhone? have you noticed that it will not allow you to just put the icons anywhere on the screen?

sounds to be being the same effect to were mint 18 with cinnamon DE will not allow this behavior.

does it have an auto arrange icons option in settings?

that'd be the next place I'd look.
 
Old 04-18-2017, 07:12 PM   #6
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.conkyrc

Code:
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type desktop
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_argb_visual true
own_window_argb_value 0
out_to_console no
use_xft yes
xftfont cure:size=10
update_interval 2
cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 2
double_buffer yes
maximum_width 320
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
stippled_borders 1
border_width 20
default_color white
default_shade_color white
default_outline_color white
alignment top_right
gap_x 15
gap_y 0
use_spacer left
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
 
TEXT
${color}${alignc}${time %A %d of %B, %Y}${color lightgrey} | ${color}${time %H:%M:%S}

${color}${alignc}${color lightgrey}Uptime: ${color}$uptime${color lightgrey} | ${color lightgrey}Load: $color$loadavg

${color lightgrey}${alignc}Battery :$color ${battery}${color lightgrey} | ${color lightgrey}ET: ${color}$battery_time
${alignc}${color #003e77}${battery_bar 8,300}
${color #656565}$stippled_hr$color
${color} $wireless_essid${alignr}${color lightgrey}| ${color lightgrey}Signal:${color}${wireless_link_qual_perc wlp2s0}%

${color lightgrey}  Down:${color}${downspeedf wlp2s0} KB/s${alignr}${color lightgrey}Up:${color}${upspeedf wlp2s0} KB/s     
${color #000000}${downspeedgraph wlp2s0 12,140 000000 003e77}${alignr}${color #000000}${upspeedgraph wlp2s0 12,140 000000 003e77}
${color lightgrey}     Total: $color${totaldown wlp2s0}${alignr}${color lightgrey}Total: ${color}${totalup wlp2s0}     
${color #656565}$stippled_hr$color
${alignc}${color}${execi 1000 cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep 'model name' | sed -e 's/model name.*: //'| uniq}
${alignc}${color #000000}${cpugraph 13,318 000000 003e77}

${color lightgrey}Total CPU Usage: ${color}${cpu cpu0}%${alignr}${color lightgrey}| ${color lightgrey}CPU Temperature: ${color}${hwmon 1 temp 1}C

${color lightgrey} C1: ${color}${cpu cpu1}% ${color lightgrey}@ ${color}${freq 1} MHz${color #003e77}${alignr}${color lightgrey}C2: ${color}${cpu cpu2}% ${color lightgrey}@ ${color}${freq 2} MHz   
${color #003e77}${cpubar cpu1 6,150}${alignr}${color #003e77}${cpubar cpu2 6,150}
${color lightgrey} C3: ${color}${cpu cpu3}% ${color lightgrey}@ ${color}${freq 3} MHz${color #003e77}${alignr}${color lightgrey}C4: ${color}${cpu cpu4}% ${color lightgrey}@ ${color}${freq 4} MHz   
${color #003e77}${cpubar cpu3 6,150}${alignr}${color #003e77}${cpubar cpu4 6,150}
${color #656565}$stippled_hr$color
${alignc}${color lightgrey}Resources

${color lightgrey}Ram  ${alignc}               ${color}$mem${color lightgrey} / ${color}$memmax ${alignr}${memperc}% Used
${color #003e77}${membar 6,318}
${color lightgrey}Swap ${alignc}                 ${color}${swap}${color lightgrey} / ${color}${swapmax} ${alignr}${swapperc}% Used
${color #003e77}${swapbar 6,318}
${color lightgrey}$fs_type ${alignc}               ${color}${fs_used}${color lightgrey} / ${color}${fs_size} ${alignr}${fs_used_perc /}% Used
${color #003e77}${fs_bar 6,318 /}
${color lightgrey}Disk Read IO: $color${diskio_read}${alignr}${color lightgrey}Disk Write IO: ${color}${diskio_write}
${color #000000}${diskiograph_read 12,145 000000 003e77}${alignr}${color #000000}${diskiograph_write 12,145 000000 003e77}
${color #656565}$stippled_hr$color
${alignc}${color lightgrey} Processes

${color lightgrey}Processes: ${color}$running_processes${color lightgrey} / ${color}$processes${alignr}${color lightgrey}Threads: ${color}$running_threads${color lightgrey} / ${color}$threads

${color lightgrey}  PID         Process${alignr}Memory        CPU  
${color}${top pid 1}      ${top name 1}${alignr}${top mem_res 1}     ${top cpu 1}%
${color}${top pid 2}      ${top name 2}${alignr}${top mem_res 2}     ${top cpu 2}%
${color}${top pid 3}      ${top name 3}${alignr}${top mem_res 3}     ${top cpu 3}%
${color}${top pid 4}      ${top name 4}${alignr}${top mem_res 4}     ${top cpu 4}%
${color}${top pid 5}      ${top name 5}${alignr}${top mem_res 5}     ${top cpu 5}%
${color}${top pid 6}      ${top name 6}${alignr}${top mem_res 6}     ${top cpu 6}%
${color}${top pid 7}      ${top name 7}${alignr}${top mem_res 7}     ${top cpu 7}%
${color}${top pid 8}      ${top name 8}${alignr}${top mem_res 8}     ${top cpu 8}%
${color}${top pid 9}      ${top name 9}${alignr}${top mem_res 9}     ${top cpu 9}%
${color}${top pid 10}      ${top name 10}${alignr}${top mem_res 10}     ${top cpu 10}%
${color #656565}$stippled_hr$color
i can move icons anywhere within the selectable space, anywhere outside of that goes back to original position.

Last edited by iceman81; 04-18-2017 at 07:13 PM. Reason: add reply
 
Old 04-18-2017, 07:39 PM   #7
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did a reboot, and the issue seems to have been cleared. not sure exactly what caused it, but conky is running and i am able to select the entire desktop now. I can even put an icon over the conky graphic. Weird...
 
Old 04-18-2017, 07:50 PM   #8
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yours
Code:
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type desktop
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
maximum_width 320
border_width 20
an OLD one of mine found in storage under this file is OLD.
Code:
background yes  
use_xft yes
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
#own_window_type desktop
#own_window_class Conky
own_window_type desktop
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
double_buffer yes
minimum_size 200 200
maximum_width 240
Beyond that I will leave it to the conky heads.
 
Old 04-19-2017, 04:31 AM   #9
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Solved? Great.
Glad it worked out.
 
  


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