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Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby redhatted on Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:37 pm

Having my Linux Mint installation for just a week now and loving it.
Only problem I've been having is with my Conky setup.

Each time I hit Win + D to show my Desktop , Conky disappears. Clicking on show Desktop icon doesn't have that effect though.
The thing is I'm really used on that shortcut and I wonder if there's a solution to that.

My conky configuration is:

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background yes
own_window yes
own_window_class Conky
own_window_type normal
own_window_hints undecorate,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
border_inner_margin 0
border_outer_margin 0
alignment tr

draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no


I've tried own_window_type override but it didn't help. Changing some things on own_window_hints didn't help either.
Any ideas?
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Re: Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby xenopeek on Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:43 pm

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Re: Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby edtheuniquegeek on Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:55 pm

redhatted wrote:Having my Linux Mint installation for just a week now and loving it.
Only problem I've been having is with my Conky setup.

Each time I hit Win + D to show my Desktop , Conky disappears. Clicking on show Desktop icon doesn't have that effect though.
The thing is I'm really used on that shortcut and I wonder if there's a solution to that.

My conky configuration is:

Code: Select all
background yes
own_window yes
own_window_class Conky
own_window_type normal
own_window_hints undecorate,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
border_inner_margin 0
border_outer_margin 0
alignment tr

draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no


I've tried own_window_type override but it didn't help. Changing some things on own_window_hints didn't help either.
Any ideas?


Did you try?

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own_window_type desktop
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Re: Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby redhatted on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:51 pm

I 've tried it.
It half works. It doesn't minimize Conky when I hit Win + D but it minimizes it when I click on my desktop.
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Re: Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby homerscousin on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:39 pm

I am only 3 weeks into Linux and a lot less with conky. I have tried changing own_window_type to desktop (use that now), normal, override or any other variable I found suggested. If I have any window open ( terminal, firefox, text file) and I click on an empty spot on the desktop, conky disappears. If I do the same thing but have any open window minimized to taskbar conky does not disappear. A solution would be nice, but for now I just don't click on the desktop with anything else open.
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Re: Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby homerscousin on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:24 am

Quick update. I have found nothing relevant searching the net or in changing anything obvious in my .conf file. However, if I keep my .conf file open, click the desktop, conky disappears. If I then click 'save' on the .conf file conky reappears. Typing 'restart conky' from alt+f2 will not bring it back. Why does the save bring it back?

Also, what the heck is the technical term for alt+f2. Is that a command box?
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Re: Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby fallen1011 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:47 am

i have the same problem with simalr code to yours, and have not found any solutions....ive also not had sound for 3 yrs with linux, no one can figure it out soo i just deal with this crap *yet if i used windows i wouldnt have these problems)
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Re: Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby Garvan on Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:28 am

I don’t know what Win + D means. This does nothing in my setup.

But for a working conky setup for cinnamon, I suggest you used these settings from wyrdoak to start with,

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=591674#p591674

And if they work, then you have a start for modifying your own script.

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Re: Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby fallen1011 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:11 am

found the solution- its called pinguy OS, everything you need is already done and all the same software pretty much is on there, so, thats it for me,
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Re: Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby homerscousin on Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:37 pm

I think I fixed it. So far Conky will not disappear no matter what I click on or what is open.

own_window yes
own_window_class Conky
#own_window_type desktop
own_window_hints undecorated,above,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
#own_window_transparent yes
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 0

That whole own_window_type desktop,normal,override etc does not seem to work properly for everyone. I got rid of it and so far so good.

Hey, how do I get that cute little code:select all box to appear in my post.
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Re: Conky disappearing from desktop

Postby HughT on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:25 am

Hey, how do I get that cute little code:select all box to appear in my post.
If you look at the top of the text box you'll see a number of options for editing your text - bold italic underline quotes code list etc. Click on the one you want and type your text between the pair of square brackets.
Please Edit your post title and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.
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