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    Question Setting up conky in compiz's widget layer

    How do I set up conky in compiz's widget layer?

    I know I have to set up the rule under Widget Layer > Behaviour > Widget Windows but i have not been able to identify the correct rule.

    Any Ideas?

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    Re: Setting up conky in compiz's widget layer

    BUMP hey I want the answer to this too =)

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    Re: Setting up conky in compiz's widget layer

    I was able to figure it out, here is what you do:

    In your conky setup file , make sure the following settings are set:

    Code:
    own_window yes
    own_window_type normal
    In the CompizConig settings manager (CCSM), go to Widget Layer > Behaviour > Widget Windows and type

    Code:
    class=Conky

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    Re: Setting up conky in compiz's widget layer

    Quote Originally Posted by sagara View Post
    I was able to figure it out, here is what you do:

    In your conky setup file , make sure the following settings are set:

    Code:
    own_window yes
    own_window_type normal
    In the CompizConig settings manager (CCSM), go to Widget Layer > Behaviour > Widget Windows and type

    Code:
    class=Conky
    I'm not really sure how the widget layer works, but is there a way to always have it there? I can toggle it on/off with a shortcut key... any suggestions?

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    Re: Setting up conky in compiz's widget layer

    There's a GUI for setting up Conky found here:

    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/06/conky...-up-conky.html

    : D

    It makes life easier.

    My bad this post is completely irrelevant and retarded. <__<
    Last edited by Gaygerbil; August 12th, 2010 at 07:39 PM.

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    Re: Setting up conky in compiz's widget layer

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaygerbil View Post
    There's a GUI for setting up Conky found here:

    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/06/conky...-up-conky.html

    : D

    It makes life easier.
    Thank you, but I couldn't get it working, anyways, I do have corky working right, but with some limitations due to the fact that I have compiz on my machine. I just want to have it in a widget (done) that always stays on the desktop, any suggestions?

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    Re: Setting up conky in compiz's widget layer

    Quote Originally Posted by h4x0rmx View Post
    I just want to have it in a widget (done) that always stays on the desktop, any suggestions?
    If you want it always on the desktop, why do you want it as a widget? Sounds to me like you precisely *don't* want it on the widget layer at all.

    Try removing the Compiz widget rule, and use this in your .conkyrc

    Code:
    own_window yes
    own_window_type override
    own_window_transparent yes
    and see how that strikes you.

    Good luck!

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    Smile Re: Setting up conky in compiz's widget layer

    Thanks guys!! Used to have the same issue and this solved my problem

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    Re: Setting up conky in compiz's widget layer


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