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    Conky hide from single desktop in Gnome Shell?

    Does anyone know if it is possible to either hide conky from a single desktop, or to display it on one or more desktops in Gnome 3?
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    Re: Conky hide from single desktop in Gnome Shell?

    Quote Originally Posted by pwnedd View Post
    Does anyone know if it is possible to either hide conky from a single desktop, or to display it on one or more desktops in Gnome 3?
    I do not use GNOME 3 but running a conky on a single desktop is easy with OpenBox.
    WARNING: Compiz considers all desktops as one huge desktop. Other composite managers may or may not. xcompmgr and compton does not.

    Wmctrl is a command line tool to interact with an
    EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager (examples include
    Enlightenment, icewm, kwin, metacity, and sawfish).

    Wmctrl provides command line access to almost all the features
    defined in the EWMH specification. For example it can maximize
    windows, make them sticky, set them to be always on top. It can
    switch and resize desktops and perform many other useful
    operations.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wmctrl
    In conky remove 'sticky' from own_window_hints:
    Code:
    own_window yes
    own_window_type normal
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
    on conkys that will only run on the desktop that you start them on.

    To continue:
    Code:
    Desktop count: 1, 2, 3, 4 ...
    wmctrl counts: 0, 1, 2, 3 ...
    so from my autostart.sh:
    Code:
    # Daily
    wmctrl -s 1 &
     conky -c ~/Conky/S11_email.conky &
     conky -c ~/Conky/S11_v9_R.conky &
     conky -c ~/Conky/S11_Dates.conky &
     conky -c ~/Conky/S11_v9_SM.conky &
     conky -c ~/Conky/S11_VNS.conky &
     conky -c ~/Conky/S11_CB.conky &
     conky -c ~/Conky/S11_Rem_Cal.conky &
     conky -c ~/Conky/S11_v9_H.conky &
    	(sleep 10s && wmctrl -s 0 && conky -c ~/Conky/S11_Chronograph.conky) &
    	(sleep 10s && wmctrl -s 0 && conky -c ~/Conky/VO_Radiotray.conky) &
    	(sleep 10s && wmctrl -s 0 && conky -c ~/Conky/S11_coin.conky) &
    Explanation:
    1. wmctrl -s 1 puts the booting system on Desktop 2
    2. the next 8 lines start 8 conkys, the first two have the 'sticky' the next six do not - six conkys only on Desktop 2 and two on 'all' desktops.
    3. the last three lines; sleep for 10 seconds - wmctrl switches to desktop 1 - and three conkys added - they have NO 'sticky' so they only show on Desktop 1


    Hope that helps.
    Thanks to mobilediesel.
    Last edited by Sector11; August 25th, 2012 at 02:20 AM.

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