Do you use a Conky?

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Do you use a Conky?

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  • #1 Yes
  • #2 No
  • This topic has 26 replies, 20 voices, and was last updated Oct 5-5:29 pm by PPC.
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  • #109895
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    fatmac

      Added my ‘No’ – I like a clean desktop, often just a plain colour background. πŸ˜€

      Linux (& BSD) since 1999
      Ultra Small Form Factor & thin client computers

      #109901
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      ChPol

        I made two configurations: one to find a possible technical problem and the other to remind my keyboard shortcuts. Conky is not launched by default. I use my second configuration to display a shortcut not yet memorized (super + h = help ). My installation is not yet “stabilized” so this is very usefull…

        #109909
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        BobC

          Most of the time my screen is very full, so if I’m running the standard conky, it’s not visible.

          I typically leave the standard conky running on my testing setups, but don’t run it on my main system. I am hoping to get the info I need from my system tray. The things that are missing are root and/or /home disk space, updates available, and weather conditions/temp (which I’m testing now). The big problem is that I don’t like wasting a lot of memory on the tray icons, and I wish IceWM had a way to program them without using at least 11 mb each, but the Devs there aren’t willing to create a generic tray icon feature, I think because it would be too difficult. I am not capable or writing anything like that. I admit I haven’t tried to get it all done with a different panel like tint2, or an always visible conky including all the missing features. I guess this is the price of running a WM based desktop rather than a DE. Of course the DE needs way more memory, so its not a fair comparison.

          Not sure what reasonable options are out there, otherwise.

          Daily driver distro https://www.antixforum.com

          #109920
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          linuxdaddy

            Yes, on testing machines. Otherwise it is toggled off most of the time.

            #109922
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            anticapitalista

              Added my β€˜No’ – I like a clean desktop, often just a plain colour background. >

              Hi there fatmac – good to ‘see’ you back here.

              • This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by anticapitalista.

              Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

              antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

              #109928
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              christophe

                I like it on the desktop all the time. πŸ™‚

                confirmed antiX frugaler, since 2019

                #109950
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                fatmac

                  Hi there fatmac – good to β€˜see’ you back here.

                  Thanks. πŸ™‚

                  Linux (& BSD) since 1999
                  Ultra Small Form Factor & thin client computers

                  #109953
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                  blur13

                    After I install Antix I thought the Conky is a nice thing, it show a live data and useful info, I chose a nice wallpaper so the Conky text show well.
                    Recently I started to use random wallpaper from the web with Upsplash (I post about it here) And now the Conky in more of a eye sore, sometimes when I change the wallpaper, the colors of wallpaper is similar to the colors text or the graph of the Conky, make them unreadable

                    This is key. I use conky all the time, but it does limit the choice of wallpaper. There is also the option of a simple edit in mtpaint to insert a black bar, roughly the width of the conky window, at the right edge of the image. Or editing the conkyrc to have a solid background instead of default pseudo-transparency.

                    I dont use a toolbar (waste of screen real estate) so conky is the way I get all the usual toolbar info, including current date and time. Does require a quick switch to a new workspace to see it though.

                    #118979
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                    Karo

                      I love conky. At the same time i just like it simple but with all informations πŸ˜‰
                      I have not yet completely adapted it to antiX. 2-3 things are not yet reconfigured.

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                      Since english is not my native language and my knowledge is too poor to represent complex things I use a translator.
                      These are known not to be perfect. If you translate one of my posts from german to english into other languages, the result will be worse and worse. Therefore, I post in both english and german, so that non english speaking users can have the german text translated directly into their language.

                      #119001
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                      oops

                        … Yes, but only sometimes via conkyToggle.sh

                        • This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by oops.
                        #119038
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                        wildstar84

                          No.

                          #119043
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                          PPC

                            Usually, yes. When running Live, I use default conky. On installed systems I use the one I adapted from LegacyOS – very similar to the MX-Linux’s one, also displaying the weather (I made that conky available here in the forum a while ago).

                            P.

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