- #1 Yes
- #2 No
- This topic has 26 replies, 20 voices, and was last updated Oct 5-5:29 pm by PPC.
- June 24, 2023 at 10:05 am #109895Memberfatmac::
Added my ‘No’ – I like a clean desktop, often just a plain colour background. 😀
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Ultra Small Form Factor & thin client computersJune 24, 2023 at 12:51 pm #109901MemberChPol::
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…June 24, 2023 at 4:58 pm #109909ModeratorBobC::
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.June 24, 2023 at 8:01 pm #109920Memberlinuxdaddy::
Yes, on testing machines. Otherwise it is toggled off most of the time.June 24, 2023 at 8:05 pm #109922Forum Adminanticapitalista::
Added my ‘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 1 month, 3 weeks ago by anticapitalista.
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antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.June 24, 2023 at 11:47 pm #109928Moderatorchristophe::
I like it on the desktop all the time. 🙂
confirmed antiX frugaler, since 2019June 25, 2023 at 10:03 am #109950MemberfatmacJune 25, 2023 at 11:40 am #109953Memberblur13::HelpfulUp2
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.October 5, 2023 at 12:27 pm #118979MemberKaro::
I love conky. At the same time i just like it simple but with all informations 😉
I have not yet completely adapted it to antiX. 2-3 things are not yet reconfigured.
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.October 5, 2023 at 2:05 pm #119001Memberoops::
… Yes, but only sometimes via conkyToggle.sh
October 5, 2023 at 4:55 pm #119038Memberwildstar84::
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No.October 5, 2023 at 5:29 pm #119043MemberPPC::
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).
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