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  1. #1
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    conky transparent

    hi. I am struggling to get conky transparent. It works sometimes but sometimes it does not any ideas?

    Code:
    background yes
    use_xft yes
    xftfont Liberation Sans:size=9
    xftalpha 1
    update_interval 1.0
    total_run_times 0
    own_window yes
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_type override
    own_window_argb_visual no
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
    double_buffer yes
    minimum_size 200 200
    maximum_width 240
    draw_shades no
    draw_outline no
    draw_borders no
    draw_graph_borders no
    default_color 656667
    default_shade_color 000000
    default_outline_color 828282
    alignment top_right
    gap_x 12
    gap_y 42
    no_buffers yes
    uppercase no
    cpu_avg_samples 2
    override_utf8_locale no
    ##############################################
    #  Output
    ##############################################
    TEXT
    Uptime:$alignr$uptime
    RAM:$alignr$mem/$memmax
    Swap usage:$alignr$swap/$swapmax
    Disk usage:$alignr${fs_used /}/${fs_size /}
    CPU usage:$alignr${cpu cpu0}%
    #Signal Strength:$alignr${wireless_link_qual_perc wlan0}%
    Download:$alignr${downspeed wlan0}
    Upload:$alignr${upspeed wlan0}
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    Last edited by Kajover; March 17th, 2013 at 02:10 AM.

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    Re: conky transparent

    'own_window_type' is the biggie! Use 'normal', not 'override'.

    Here's what I use, in that section...

    Code:
    ####
    ## Create 'own_window' type. Makes Conky behave like other panels.
    #
    own_window yes
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_type normal
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
    ####
    ## Some distros require the following lines for true transparency.
    ## BOTH of these lines need to be Commented/Uncommented in tandem.
    #
    own_window_argb_visual yes
    own_window_argb_value 255

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    Works in GS & Unity...
    Last edited by VinDSL; March 17th, 2013 at 12:33 AM. Reason: Addendum
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    Re: conky transparent

    sir, thank you very much! this fixed my problem

    Code:
    own_window_type normal
    own_window_argb_visual yes
    own_window_argb_value 255

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    Re: conky transparent

    Quote Originally Posted by Kajover View Post
    sir, thank you very much! this fixed my problem [...]
    Welcome!

    Be careful using Conky. It's very addictive!
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    Re: conky transparent

    oh well, almost perfect.

    Whenever I open a window/app e.g. Nautilus and then close it, the bar has no shadow. I have to click on the desktop in order for the shadow to appear.
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    Re: conky transparent

    Enable the window rules plugin in ccsm and add
    Code:
    class=Conky
    in the no focus box at the bottom.

    Restart conky.
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    Last edited by stinkeye; March 17th, 2013 at 01:42 AM.

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    Re: conky transparent

    Thank you guys a lot! worked after a system reboot
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    Last edited by Kajover; March 17th, 2013 at 01:54 AM.

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    Re: conky transparent

    Heh! I was just going to suggest that, but...

    I was afraid it would sound too rudimentary.

    That said, I always do a...

    Code:
    killall conky
    ...after making major changes.

    And, I do a system restart, after adding fonts, or changing their location(s).

    Simply saving your .conkyrc file, lua scripts, et cetera after editing them, usually works for minor changes, but to play it safe, it's best to do a more radical reset.
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