[ubuntu-uk] Conky doesn't display on XFCE desktop

Philip Newborough corenominal at corenominal.org
Fri Sep 17 10:57:03 BST 2010

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Matt Sturdy <matt.sturdy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I recently made the switch to XFCE, and mostly it's working well.  Quick,
> clean interface etc.
> The one thing I can't fix is Conky.  It used to display on the nautilus
> desktop... and it still starts up with no errors... but I can't see where it
> goes!
> starting from the command line gives
> matt at alida:~$ conky
> Conky: desktop window (1e00003) is subwindow of root window (15a)
> Conky: window type - override
> Conky: drawing to created window (0x4a00001)
> Conky: drawing to double buffer
> and my conf file is fairly standard:
> matt at alida:~$ cat .conkyrc
> # Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
> own_window yes
> own_window_type override
> own_window_transparent yes
> ## apparently this is not needed in XFCE
> own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

Hey Matt :)

Have you tried playing around with the 'own_window' settings/values? I
use the following when running Conky in Xfce:

    own_window yes
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_type desktop
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

It looks like the only difference is the value given for 'own_window_type'.

 -- Philip

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