I am trying to figure out how to get a clock that is not in the panel. I am running Felicia, and I have set up AWN in addition to the gnome panel. I want to keep both hidden unless I absolutely need them. This gives me a lot more screenspace on my laptop. However, the one downside is that I can't just glance to the corner to check the time. That's the only thing I really feel like I'm missing.
What I want can be seen in the attachment. In it, I'm using buici-clock, but that has a bunch of its own problems:
1. I don't know how to set up Buici so that it opens on startup. Further, upon startup, Buici would need to always be on top and always on the visible workspace. I certainly don't know how to set that up.
2. I can't figure out how to make it so that buici-clock doesn't have a full window around it. The window around it is ugly.
3. Most importantly, I've found that when I switch workspaces (or desktops or viewports), Buici is always the active window. So, if I'm switching back and forth between workspaces, I always have to perform a few extra <Alt><Tab>s. This is, for me, unacceptable.
So, should I just scrap the idea? Is there something out there that does what I want better than Buici? Is it possible to fix Buici and make it work for me? Any help would be much appreciated!