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    Re: Conky has a gui at last.

    Just tried it.
    Not sure it's for me. It does not seem to give you many display or content options, though I admit I have a fairly complicated .conkyrc configuration, and my conky window is a lot more detailed than I could figure out how to produce when trying out the GUI manager. See screenshot.

    Perhaps I didn't give it enough of a proper try?
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    Re: Conky has a gui at last.

    This is great, I have been wanting to get Conky set up on my System for quite a while but I haven't had the time (or patience) to go through the process of setting it up.

    This will hopefully get me started.

    I would eventually like to get it set up similar to VinDSL's Conky.

    With any luck a similar Theme will be added or I will take the time to configure Conky to my liking...


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    Re: Conky has a gui at last.

    Bah.

    This just takes all of the fun out of conkying
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    Re: Conky has a gui at last.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    Bah.

    This just takes all of the fun out of conkying
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    Re: Conky has a gui at last.

    I'm pretty sure the application has been on pinguy os , but I don't know for how long.
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    Re: Conky has a gui at last.

    Perhaps I totally misunderstood how much this GUI manager can do.

    It looks as if you still need to write a ~/.conkyrc or other config file to get any decent output in your conky window. Does the GUI just give you a theme or design and still need almost as much work on the details of the entries beneath the TEXT line?

    I admit it, I'm baffled about what exactly it does for me.
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    Re: Conky has a gui at last.

    this post got me interested in conky, again...
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    Re: Conky has a gui at last.

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    Perhaps I totally misunderstood how much this GUI manager can do.

    It looks as if you still need to write a ~/.conkyrc or other config file to get any decent output in your conky window. Does the GUI just give you a theme or design and still need almost as much work on the details of the entries beneath the TEXT line?

    I admit it, I'm baffled about what exactly it does for me.
    Looks like it gives you some basic themes and configuration options, so it will work okay if you want a fairly simple conky and like one of the available themes. If you like one of the themes, you can always add to it yourself to make it display more stuff.

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    Re: Conky has a gui at last.

    Quote Originally Posted by montag dp View Post
    Looks like it gives you some basic themes and configuration options, so it will work okay if you want a fairly simple conky and like one of the available themes. If you like one of the themes, you can always add to it yourself to make it display more stuff.
    That's what I thought, but as I like a transparent normal window for my conky output and don't like the themes supplied by that GUI, I shall stick with what I have.
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