View Full Version : [kubuntu] can't get my conky background transparent!

September 1st, 2012, 03:50 AM
Hi, this is my conky. Despite what you see here I am not getting a transparent background. Can someone tell me why pls. Thank you!

background no
font Zegoe Light:size=8
xftfont Zegoe Light:size=8
use_xft yes
xftalpha 0.6
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0
net_avg_samples 2
override_utf8_locale yes
double_buffer yes
no_buffers yes
own_window yes
own_window_type override
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
draw_shades yes
draw_outline yes
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
use_spacer none
minimum_size 280
maximum_width 1475
default_color white
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color FFFF00
draw_outline no
alignment top_right
gap_x 12
gap_y 35
text_buffer_size 2048
imlib_cache_size 0

Petro Dawg
September 1st, 2012, 05:01 AM
Change "override" to "normal". Maybe that will work.

Frogs Hair
September 1st, 2012, 02:43 PM
Do you mean the entire window or just the edges ? I have used and modified that theme on Ubuntu and it does appear transparent except for the outline.

September 1st, 2012, 05:01 PM
Unfortunately 'normal' didn't help. Frogs hair it's the entire conky background.

September 1st, 2012, 05:19 PM
Never used kde but have seen a lot of threads about conky transparency
in KDE.
No idea if this solution works.
http://conky.pitstop.free.fr/wiki/index.php5?title=Conky_KDE_Transparency_(en) (http://conky.pitstop.free.fr/wiki/index.php5?title=Conky_KDE_Transparency_(en))

Further help.... post where the conky gurus hangout.
Post your .conkyrc files w/ screenshots (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=281865&page=2046)

Petro Dawg
September 1st, 2012, 05:24 PM
I'm fairly new to conky, but my transparency code works. You might want to try to match your settings to mine as a start and then adjust one by one to get it back to how you like it. Here are my declarations...

#conky performance settings
use_xft yes
xftalpha 0.9
update_interval 3.0
total_run_times 0
cpu_avg_samples 4
no_buffers no
double_buffer yes
override_utf8_locale no

#overall position of conky window
alignment bottom_right
gap_x 12
gap_y 35
minimum_size 180 5
maximum_width 180

#overall appearance of conky window
own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
draw_borders no

#default text apperance
font Ubuntu:bold:size=11
default_color khaki1
draw_shades yes
draw_outline yes
default_shade_color white
default_outline_color black
uppercase no

#border around graphs
draw_graph_borders yes

I also noticed you have "draw_outline yes" and then later you have "draw_outline no", I think you only need that once.