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Clicking on desktop in KDE/Plasma5 makes conky disappear #145

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Soukyuu opened this issue Sep 6, 2015 · 7 comments

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@Soukyuu
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commented Sep 6, 2015

I am not sure if it's conky's fault or kwin's, but once I click on the desktop, conky disappears.
I'm using this setup:

own_window = true,
own_window_class = 'Conky',
own_window_type = 'desktop',
own_window_hints = 'undecorated,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager'

conky gives me this output:

conky: desktop window (263) is root window
conky: window type - desktop
conky: drawing to created window (0x8c00002)
conky: drawing to double buffer

It is still running, though, just that I can't see it anymore. When logging out, it can be briefly seen once the desktop wallpaper unloads. Any ideas?

Conky 1.10.0, arch linux x64, plasma5.4

@davinellulinvega

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commented Dec 24, 2015

Hello,

The problem comes apparently from the own_window_type property.
It should not be "desktop" any more, but set it to "normal" and voila.

Sincerely.

@Soukyuu

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commented Dec 28, 2015

"normal" does work, but it also reacts to stuff like "minimize all windows", which the "desktop" type does not react to. Meaning, I can no longer peek at my desktop, but have to actually move/minimize that cover my conky windows.

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commented Dec 28, 2015

I also use Plasma 5 and have had luck with the settings below. There is still an issue where my conky window disappears occasionally when I right-click my desktop or open kicker. This is not a big problem since I also like to use a kwin script to raise and lower the conky window with a keyboard shortcut.

own_window = true,
own_window_class = 'Conky',
own_window_type = 'normal',
own_window_hints = 'undecorated,below,skip_taskbar,sticky,skip_pager'
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commented Jun 19, 2016

own_window_type = 'normal', = hides on show desktop
own_window_type = 'desktop', = hides when desktop is clicked and doesn't appear till you show desktop with alt-tab.

My fix was to use own_window_type = 'dock', with a kwin rule to force it below.


My plasma5 related config:

    double_buffer = true,
    own_window = true,
    own_window_argb_visual = true,
    own_window_class = 'Conky',
    own_window_hints = 'undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager',
    own_window_transparent = true,
    own_window_type = 'dock',
@anthonytex

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commented Jun 28, 2016

Thank you @Zren your solution works very well 👍 finally i can use conky with plasma 5.

@doyousketch2

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commented Nov 5, 2016

In XFCE, I was running into the same problem.

own_window_type = 'dock',
own_window_hints = 'below',

fixed it.

You can use 'desktop' instead of dock, and it still does ok.

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commented Aug 5, 2018

Fixed via various comments and/or solutions. Closing due to inactivity. Thanks.

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