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Re: Conky Showoff thread

Postby greerd » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:23 pm

EDIT: Thanks for the info.
Sector11 wrote:HEY! Just noticed, "waving to a fellow Canuck". (Lived in Dartmouth for 12 years 80-90's)
I immigrated to Dartmouth from Manitoba :? , via Lower Sackville. Been out here since 88, might of bumped into you in the Liquor Dome!
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Re: Conky Showoff thread

Postby Sector11 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:34 pm

greerd wrote:
Sector11 wrote:HEY! Just noticed, "waving to a fellow Canuck". (Lived in Dartmouth for 12 years 80-90's)
I immigrated to Dartmouth from Manitoba :? , via Lower Sackville. Been out here since 88, might of bumped into you in the Liquor Dome!

You never know. I moved to Dartmouth in 88 as well. Have a sister that lives in Winnipeg. She just never moved once she went the the UofM moving from PlaP.

CoffeeClutch BBS - (mine), or Wolf's Den BBS - Bonehead's Paradise BBS sound familiar to name a few?
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Re: Conky Showoff thread

Postby greerd » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:50 pm

Small world, I remember bouncing around PLaP's by-pass many times on that concrete section of the TransCan. From a farm near Rivers myself. Never was into BBS's much, had a CompuServe account though.
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Re: Conky Showoff thread

Postby Sector11 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:28 pm

greerd wrote:Small world, I remember bouncing around PLaP's by-pass many times on that concrete section of the TransCan. From a farm near Rivers myself. Never was into BBS's much, had a CompuServe account though.

WOW! No kidding, my brother-in-law is originally from Rivers and he thought PlaP was big. Still, I prefer Dartmouth to PlaP any day.

On topic ... after all, this is a conky thread so I fired up a few ...
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Re: Conky Showoff thread

Postby trytip » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:44 pm

Sector11 wrote:
trytip wrote:if you save a picture in the same directory as your conky you would use this code 227 is width and 700 is length. but your conky has to be semi transparent but for that depending on desktop i use dock if normal doesn't work

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#all options for own_window_type are normal, desktop, dock, panel or override

I really do not understand this "semi-transparent" thing I have been seeing in conky of late, what is it and where does it come from? I don't see it in the conky man page.

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own_window_transparent    Boolean, set transparency? If ARGB visual is enabled, sets background opacity to 0%.

own_window_transparent yes
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own_window_transparent no
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Images can be put anywhere:

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${image /home/sector11/images/Subdirs/Grey_c1.png}
${image /media/5/Conky/images/Grey_c2.png -p 600,0}
${image /media/10/Mint/images/Grey/Grey_c3.png -p 0,600}
${image /media/10/Delete.png -p 0,600}

size (-s) and position (-p) does not depend on where the images are.
Conky shown is running in BunsenLabs (Debian) - OpenBox and set as:

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own_window_type normal


i like to keep images in the same directory as the conky in it's own folder this way i can take that whole folder and copy it to another pc and usually everything works out of the box.
semi-transparent looks nice if you want a frame conky which i mostly always use. but i also use conky manager to quickly set it. for me own_window_type normal doesn't completely work, maybe it's a nvidia thing. if i use normal and hit the show desktop on the bottom panel the conky disappears off the screen. so i use own_window_type dock giving me access to semi-transparent in conky manager BUT now you can't quickly move the conky to top right or bottom left the conky will start at top left always and you need to specify coordinates. in dock mode there is no top bottom middle or left right only horizontal and vertical starting from top left. hope i don't confuse anyone :!: i'm sure there are many more codes i don't know and it's easier just to use conky manager for things like placement and transparency

here you can see through the conky the background desktop wallpaper this is semi-transparent 90% using more than that like 40% washes out the picture embedded in the conky. you can see in the second image that even though it's set to top right the calendar is in the left and now depends on horizontal and vertical scale

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Re: Conky Showoff thread

Postby Sector11 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:26 pm

^ OK, so all that's doing is playing with the ARGB values in "Conky Manager". Now I've got it.

I prefer doing it the old fashioned way - directly in the conky file. And or using semi-transparent images as well.
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I have way to may conkys to have a directory for each one in a it's own directory, lets alone with images. I reuse images in various conkys so I have ~/media/5/Conky/images and I always know where they are.

To each their own. Thank you for the explanation.
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Re: Conky Showoff thread

Postby Sector11 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:46 pm

@ trytip

The same test conky I posted before with one of your images set to opacity: 85%
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Now it's only the one image, all the rest are clear as a bell! ;)
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Re: Conky Showoff thread

Postby dimspace » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:54 pm

Pretty straightforward one for me (note the transparent right sidebar with menu - i find right hand sidebars so much more intuitive)


Like i say, pretty straightforward, only slight interesting bit is auto kill of transmission when vpn is off (live in the uk, isps dont like torrenting)

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one thing I cant figure is setting the thickness of the bars for drive space...

for all other bars it was fine... for example

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${color Gray}${membar 5,}


but im darned if i can get it working for drive space bars

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${color Gray}${fs_bar /home}


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background yes
use_xft yes
xftfont 123:size=9
xftalpha 0.1
update_interval 1.0
total_run_times 0
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type dock
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
#These values set true transparancy
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 0
double_buffer yes
minimum_size 250 5
maximum_width 220
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_color gray
default_shade_color red
default_outline_color green
alignment top_right
gap_x 35
gap_y 12
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 1
override_utf8_locale yes
use_spacer left
text_buffer_size 256
temperature_unit celsius


own_window_colour 000000
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#SYSTEM
${voffset -30}
${color Gray}
${font Soul Papa:bold:size=10}${color Tan1}SYSTEM ${color DarkSlateGray} ${hr 2}

${color Gray}${font Inconsolata:size=9}$sysname $kernel $alignr $machine
AMD E-450 APU $alignr ${freq_g cpu0}Ghz
Uptime $alignr${uptime}

#DRIVES
${font Soul Papa:bold:size=10}${color Tan1}DRIVES ${color DarkSlateGray}${hr 2}
${font Inconsolata:size=9}${color Gray}
/ $alignc ${fs_used /} / ${fs_size /} $alignr ${fs_used_perc /}%
${color Gray}${fs_bar /}
${color Gray}/home $alignc ${fs_used /home} / ${fs_size /home} $alignr ${fs_used_perc /home}%
${color Gray}${fs_bar /home}

#MEMORY
${font Soul Papa:bold:size=10}${color Tan1}MEMORY ${color DarkSlateGray}${hr 2}
${font Inconsolata:size=9}${color Gray}
DDR3 $alignc $mem / $memmax $alignr $memperc%
${color green}${if_match ${memperc}<=40}${color olivedrab}${membar 5,} ${else}${if_match ${memperc}<=60}${color greenyellow}${membar 5,} ${else}${if_match ${memperc}<=80}${color darkorange}${membar 5,} ${else}${if_match ${memperc}>80}${color darkred}${membar 5,}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${color}
SWAP $alignc $swap / $swapmax $alignr $swapperc%
${color green}${if_match ${swapperc}<=40}${color olivedrab}${swapbar 5,} ${else}${if_match ${swapperc}<=60}${color greenyellow}${swapbar 5,} ${else}${if_match ${swapperc}<=80}${color darkorange}${swapbar 5,} ${else}${if_match ${swapperc}>80}${color darkred}${swapbar 5,}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${color}

${font Inconsolata:size=9}${color Gray}${top_mem name 1}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 1}
${color Gray}${top_mem name 2}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 2}
${color Gray}${top_mem name 3}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 3}
${color Gray}${top_mem name 4}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 4}
${color Gray}${top_mem name 5}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 5}
${color Gray}${top_mem name 6}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 6}

#CPU
${font Soul Papa:bold:size=10}${color Tan1}CPU ${color DarkSlateGray}${hr 2}
${color Gray}${font Inconsolata:size=9}${alignr}${cpu cpu0}%
${color green}${if_match ${cpu cpu0}<=40}${color olivedrab}${cpubar cpu0 5,} ${else}${if_match ${cpu cpu0}<=60}${color greenyellow}${cpubar cpu0 5,} ${else}${if_match ${cpu cpu0}<=80}${color darkorange}${cpubar cpu0 5,} ${else}${if_match ${cpu cpu0}>80}${color darkred}${cpubar cpu0 5,}${endif}${endif}${endif}${endif}${color}

${color Gray}${top name 1} $alignr ${top cpu 1}%
${color Gray}${top name 2} $alignr ${top cpu 2}%
${color Gray}${top name 3} $alignr ${top cpu 3}%
${color Gray}${top name 4} $alignr ${top cpu 4}%
${color Gray}${top name 5} $alignr ${top cpu 5}%
${color Gray}${top name 6} $alignr ${top cpu 6}%

#NETWORK
${font Soul Papa:bold:size=10}${color Tan2}${wireless_essid wlp2s0}  ${color DarkSlateGray}${hr 2}
${font Inconsolata:size=9}${color Gray}
Up $alignr${upspeedf wlp2s0} KiB/s
Uploaded: $alignr${totalup wlp2s0}
${upspeedgraph wlp2s0 White 80,}
Down $alignr${downspeedf wlp2s0} KiB/s
Downloaded: $alignr${totaldown wlp2s0}
${downspeedgraph wlp2s0 White 80,}
VPN $alignr${if_up tun0}${color #66BF60}Connected${else}${color #FF6640}Disconnected$endif
${color Gray}Local IP $alignr ${addr wlp2s0}
${color Gray}Public IP $alignr ${execi 3600 wget -q -O /dev/stdout http://checkip.dyndns.org/ | cut -d : -f 2- | cut -d \< -f -1}

#KILL TRANSMISSION IF NO VPN
${if_up tun0}${else}${exec killall transmission-gtk}$endif


Oh and the orange google music manager icon is REALLY annoying. And I dont know why its doing it because icon set has full set of music manager panel icons in it. it refuses to be white


edit: Ram and cpu bars now cycle green-yellow-orange-red depending on percentage

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