NOTE: When you edit a conky do a:
in a terminal after saving 'any' change. Something changed since conky v1.8.0 and this is a wide practice now as conky will not necessarily update properly on "saving" the update - especially with some composite managers.
killall conky && conky -c /path_to/your_conky &
Ah, brilliant then, thanks. I'll write a short script and then call it from an alias, makes it very simple and just works.
In that case comment out the LUA lines and try what Petro Dawg said here
Already done, committed and working
Take note that using:
means none of the "hints" take affect.
I don't need argb values set with OB and Compton as Petro Dawg said with this:
But if I was you I would try it - to cover all options.
Here's some settings I use in one conky... "I" CCCC'd this idea from TeoBigusGeekus, I'm sure others knew it, so you can see text under all circumstances without a shadow background:
I'm not sure if this is actually doing anything as I'm using white text against a backdrop of a lake and trees.
own_window_title VSIDO Default Conky
## Settings from Teo
draw_shades yes #### <<<--- yes --- To see it easier on light screens.
draw_outline yes #### <<<--- yes --- Amplifies text if yes
Here is my stop/start script for stopping and then with another keypress starting conky.
Do you think that this is adequate to get round this, and save me from scripting it, "killall conky && conky -c /path_to/your_conky &"
# click to start, click to stop
if pidof conky | grep [0-9] > /dev/null
exec pkill conky
sleep 60 # sleep not required for xfce on startup - 30 or more for others
conky -c ~/.conkyrc &
#conky -c ~/.conkyrc2 &
#conky -c ~/.conkyrc3 &
Once I've got the main conky running nicely then I'll deal with the weather script.