Conky

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

own_window_title

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.