Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Desktop clock

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Beans
    871
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Desktop clock

    I want to add a digital clock with the date to my desktop. Also I want the clock to stay on top of everything else and the ability to move it around the desktop. I don't want to use the clock in the top panel.
    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Beans
    776
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Desktop clock

    Have you tried with conky?
    I would try with:
    Code:
    own_window yes
    own_window_transparent yes #or no depends what you want
    own_window_type normal
    This will give you window around your clock which allows you to move it freely around your desktop.

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A QUANTAL QUETZAL IS...BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE PRETZEL AND I LIKE PRETZEL

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Beans
    871
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: Desktop clock

    Where would one that doesn't know anything about conky go?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Fareham, UK
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Desktop clock

    Conky is pretty intense if you're a beginner, but if you fancy something to get your teeth into Conkys a good choice, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpConky there are lots of things you do with conky, the forums resident Conky expert is undoubtedly VinDSL, his conky setups even litter a google imae search for VinDSL.

    If you're looking for somehting a little more simple look at screenlets, just search the web for "screenlets ubuntu <version number>" and you should be okay, the setup instructions vary from release to realease hence the instruction to search yourself
    Catch me on Freenode - imark

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    WI USA
    Beans
    10,249
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: Desktop clock

    If you are looking for a clock widgets Screelets are fine . Conky has a leaning curve but everyone interested in using it starts sometime.

    Additional Screenlets. http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xcon...604645b25fb2a5
    Infinite diversity in infinite combination.

    Ubuntu Documentation Search: Popular Pages
    Ubuntu: Security Basics
    Ubuntu: Manual

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •