IgnorantGuru edited this page Feb 2, 2013 · 1 revision

Using Conky With SpaceFM Desktop Manager

An Issue:

What's the best way for Conky to play nicely with SpaceFM? I'm using it with pseudo-transparency and it displays the "root" background, but unfortunately SpaceFM's desktop must be a window above this and consequently on a refresh Conky seems to disappear completely. But if I kill SpaceFM, Conky reappears. I think I had this problem when I tried the Rox desktop too.

You can use settings like this to make conky an actual window without decorations that will not show up in the taskbar:

own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
#own_window_argb_visual false
#own_window_argb_value 0
own_window_type normal
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

This will cover up desktop icons and may not work with all window managers. If you have two conkys that overlap each other you may need a method to control which window is on top of the other at all times. In Fluxbox this can be done using the apps file and


to give the conkys different window titles to differentiate them.

Conky config files to make it look like this screenshot of Conky with SpaceFM logo.