conky disappears on desktop click [Solved]

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conky disappears on desktop click [Solved]

Postby pco052 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:12 pm

I have the ff. conky script I copied and pasted from some tutorial: http://pastebin.com/ns77EtEy

It's quite lengthy, but the relevant parts are:

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# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type desktop


If it is: own_window_type desktop
It produces a conky but when i click on the desktop it disappears.

If it is: own_window_type normal
Nothing appears

If it is: own_window_type override
Nothing appears

Kindly help please, I've been stuck here reading conky threads all afternoon. I am running Linux Mint 12.
Last edited by McLovin on Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Issue solved
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Re: conky disappears on desktop click

Postby pco052 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:28 pm

for anyone having a similar problem the solution is:

own_window_type conky
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
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Re: conky disappears on desktop click

Postby HughT on Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:31 pm

hi pco052,
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
this means that the line
own_window_type desktop
should be commented out.
So your conky should read:
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
# own_window_type desktop
I can't understand why that script hasn't done so, hence your confusion.
My conky is as follows:
own_window yes
own_window_type override
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_class Conky
#own_window_type desktop
regards
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Re: conky disappears on desktop click

Postby demonkoryu on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:29 pm

pco052 wrote:for anyone having a similar problem the solution is:

own_window_type conky
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

Great! This works for me too!
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Re: conky disappears on desktop click

Postby jaws222 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:46 pm

WORKS LIKE A CHARM!
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Re: conky disappears on desktop click [Solved]

Postby Flemur on Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:08 pm

I had conky working fine for a long time, and then an update and/or the installation of gkrellm made it disappear (still running) after a few seconds, no mouse-clicks necessary.

for anyone having a similar problem the solution is:
own_window_type conky
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager


and

My conky is as follows:
own_window yes
own_window_type override
...


The above two had no effect for me.

After foolishly thinking that devede could convert a movie to DVD format (real choices: hang at 2% done and continue using CPU, or make a jumpy movie with about 2 FPS), and gkrellm with its buggy GUI returning incorrect values, I'm kinda sick of this always-need-some-stupid-hack bullsh*t, cuz sometimes it's one damned thing after another.

I finally fixed the conky start-and-disappear problem with:
alignment top_left
rather than bottom_right, even though that's where it ends up.
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