The thread you opened here concerns a setting in the conkyrc configuration file. If this is too complicated for you, migrate to MX. There you have a “klicky-bunty-Software”, called Conky-Manager, which suits your interest.
My $home folder does not contain .conkyrc, the only hidden stuff in there is .icewm which is a folder containing toolbar_settings. But I simply run conky in a terminal if I want to see activity in a desktop that doesn’t show it. But moving up to Heather Heyer on one of my PCs seems to have eradicated the trouble anyway.