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    conky disappears on desktop click

    I have the ff. conky script I copied and pasted from some tutorial: http://pastebin.com/ns77EtEy

    It's quite lengthy, but the relevant parts are:

    Code:
    # Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
    own_window yes
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_type desktop
    If it is: own_window_type desktop
    It produces a conky but when i click on the desktop it disappears.

    If it is: own_window_type normal
    Nothing appears

    If it is: own_window_type override
    Nothing appears

    Kindly help please, I've been stuck here reading conky threads all afternoon.
    Last edited by pco052; August 21st, 2012 at 02:05 AM.

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    Re: conky disappears on desktop click

    for anyone having a similar problem the solution is:

    own_window_type conky
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

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    Re: conky disappears on desktop click

    Quote Originally Posted by pco052 View Post
    If it is: own_window_type override
    Nothing appears
    Strange, bcs "override" does the job for me.

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    Talking Re: conky disappears on desktop click

    Quote Originally Posted by pco052 View Post
    for anyone having a similar problem the solution is:

    own_window_type conky
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
    Bless you, that was driving me mad!

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    Re: conky disappears on desktop click

    Check these from http://conky.sourceforge.net/config_settings.html

    own_window yes|no

    Boolean, create own window to draw?

    own_window_class

    Manually set the WM_CLASS name. Defaults to "Conky".

    own_window_colour

    If own_window_transparent no, set a specified background colour (defaults to black). Takes either a hex value (e.g. ffffff, note the lack of '#') or a valid RGB name (see /usr/lib/X11/rgb.txt)

    own_window_hints

    If own_window is yes, you may use these window manager hints to affect the way Conky displays. Notes: Use own_window_type desktop as another way to implement many of these hints implicitly. If you use own_window_type override, window manager hints have no meaning and are ignored.

    own_window_title

    Manually set the window name. Defaults to "<hostname> - conky".

    own_window_argb_visual Boolean, use ARGB visual? ARGB can be used for real transparency, note that a composite manager is required for real transparency. This option will not work as desired (in most cases) in conjunction with 'own_window_type override'.

    own_window_argb_value

    When ARGB visuals are enabled, this use this to modify the alpha value used. Valid range is 0-255, where 0 is 0% opacity, and 255 is 100% opacity.

    own_window_transparent

    Boolean, set transparency? If ARGB visual is enabled, sets background opacity to 0%.

    own_window_type

    if own_window is yes, you may specify type normal, desktop, dock, panel or override (default: normal). Desktop windows are special windows that have no window decorations; are always visible on your desktop; do not appear in your pager or taskbar; and are sticky across all workspaces. Panel windows reserve space along a desktop edge, just like panels and taskbars, preventing maximized windows from overlapping them. The edge is chosen based on the alignment option. Override windows are not under the control of the window manager. Hints are ignored. This type of window can be useful for certain situations.

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