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I use the following .conkyrc:

The key Question: How can I set the window width, so that I could have a wider "window" for my stuff?

background yes
use_xft yes
xftfont Terminus:size=8
xftalpha 0.8
update_interval 3.0
total_run_times 0
double_buffer yes
own_window yes
own_window_type override
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
minimum_size 0 0
draw_shades yes
draw_outline no
draw_borders yes
stippled_borders 8
border_margin 0
border_width 0
default_color ffffff
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color ffffff
alignment top_left
# gap_x - 1280x800 = 1105; 1024x768 = 820
gap_x 1513
gap_y 5
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 2
override_utf8_locale yes
use_spacer yes
text_buffer_size 4096

Thanks for any suggestions :\

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Conky has excellent documentation:

maximum_width   Maximum width of window
minimum_size    Minimum size of window
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