I have started setting up the desktop more to my taste. I used conky before, but so long ago that I had forgotten everything. I found the weather options difficult to get working reliably, so I made a crontab script to download the weather plus icons from wunderground every half hour, and just used conky to display the text.
I am not happy with the “Controls” theme. Is there some way I can modify this myself, rather than using a pre-set theme? I want the background to be transparent, as it is now, but the time is too difficult to read. The best I found was Carbon Controls which is used above.
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Desktop: Dell, Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93Ghz, 2GiB RAM, Linux Mint 13 Maya.
Net-book: SAMSUNG N148-Plus, 2x Intel Atom CPU N450 @1.66Ghz, 1GB RAM, lubuntu 12.04.