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Thread: [SOLVED] Positioning conky?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Isle of Wight

    [SOLVED] Positioning conky?

    IS there a way to Position Conky in a specific place on the desktop? I know you can edit the ".conkyrc" file but I can only see options for "top" or bottom_left" I want to be able to position it exactly over a part of my wallpaper

    Thanks in advance!


    never mind i fpund a way by adding
    gap_x 400
    gap_y 35
    to my conky settings file
    Last edited by kamitsukai; August 14th, 2008 at 07:55 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: Positioning conky?

    you can do that with gap_x and gap_y in pixels. so set position say top_left and the gap_x is how far to the right in pixels conky will move from the edge of the screen and gap_y is how far it will move from the top of the screen.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Re: [SOLVED] Positioning conky?

    Oh i did mine and it works fine for me
    go to your home directory and unhide all files by pressing Ctrl + H, scroll and look for .conkyrc
    open this file and edit where you find the alignment

    alignment tl
    gab_x -10 (replace 0 with what you think is better form -5 to 150 may be)
    gab_y 35
    (replace 35 with what you think is better form -5 to 150 may be)

    use tl for left alignment, tr for right alignment.

    save the file and start conky.
    you can be adjusting the figures until you are happy wit it.

    This picture is of my screen and with the above configurations.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: [SOLVED] Positioning conky?

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