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conky variables in downspeedgraph

How can I use a color variable in my .conkyrc Content : color_var = FF00FF ${color_var}Name ${downspeedgraph wlan0 32,175 ffffff ffffff} How can i replace ffffff by for example color_var A ...
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Conky wrong alignment at startup in Debian under VMware

When I start my Debian running inside a VMWare, the screen resolution for the login is a small square, like 800x600. After the login, the screen goes full 1680x1050. The result: Conky is ALWAYS ...
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How to align text in the middle of two ${hr}s?

I wanted to have two horizontal green lines on either side of the label for the sections of my conky, but when I try and do that, I get the green line taking up the entire horizontal space and no ...
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.conkyrc - how to set real transparency

It's long time I'm trying to fix my .conkyrc configuration file in order to set real transparency. There are many post out there about it, but none of them helped in my case, it seems the solution ...
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directory size in conky

Conky is a system monitor software. I want to display the directory size of /usr and /var. Unfortunately I did not found any conky command so i made my own. /usr $alignr${exec du -sch /usr | head -n1 ...
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Conky: round ${top cpu 1}

I have ${top cpu 1} that show me for example 13.34. Is it possible to round this to 13?
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What's wrong with this conky config? It's dog slow and doesn't display most of the text

It looks fine other than that it runs very slowly and I don't get any text beyond the 9th line or so. Window is the right size. I've got this feeling like Conky is the wrong tool for this. For the ...
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How can I display ANSI color in a CLI conky display?

Ideally, I could use something like colortail or multitail and have conky configured to pass the color through, if that is possible. If not, then I need a way to do it some other way. Apologies for ...
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conky config issue with wheight

I copied this config https://www.gefoo.org/simple-conky-configuration-plainconky.html and I know it worked out just fine when i start testing it.But suddenly I can't see it full. And I do not make any ...
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Drawings, clocks and other designs not showing up on conky, only text is being shown

I am trying to use conky on elementary os. But any widget with some form of design is not showing properly on my system. If this is not the correct place to ask this question, please redirect me. ...
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Adding a systemd .service (Debian)

I'm following this tutorial (https://kezhong.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/creating-my-own-systemd-service-files-on-fedora-16x86_64/) to add a new systemd .service, but it doesn't work, i did step by step ...
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How to sync Google Calendar gcalcli with Conky/Desktop?

Main Question: As the title says, I want to sync my Google Calendar with the Linux Mint 17.2 desktop; preferably through Conky. I'm aware of a method using Thunderbird but I'd rather have it set up as ...
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Conky - Nvidia Temp Unit Question

I have a question regarding Conky and displaying temperatures. For everyone's reference, I am aware that you can change the default temp. unit in conky using the temperature_unit variable. I have set ...
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Formatting VGA info to conky

I'm trying get conky working on my system, and I'm stuck on how to format a specific shell variable to display my VGA. From shell I get my VGA using: lspci | grep VGA The output: 01:00.0 VGA ...
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What is ~/.cache/weather.xml?

I use a clock-date-weather conky and I noticed that it is related to the file ~/.cache/weather.xml. I am curious: was this file created by conky or by what other program? Is it present on the system ...
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How to make this conky (Conky Vision) use other language than English?

I want to use this conky script: Conky Vision But I don't want the days of the week to be displayed in English. When I change my locale to another language, the day of today is displayed in that ...
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Run program under conky

I would like to have a web page as a background so I use a custom python browser. But my conky is now running under it. How can I ask my program to stay under conky ? Or ask conky to stay above it?
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Dynamic conky variable argument

I'm trying to use conky's image variable in a way that it read the image file path from a file or a pipe. Something like ${image ${execp cat /home/r1y4n/.conky/imagepath.txt} -p 30,0 -s 150x150 } But ...
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Conky display problem on restart “extra newlines”

I've been using conky for a while and been tweaking it every once in a while but lately I've got this problem. When I restart conky or the system, it displays extra new lines but when I make a ...
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Large space under text above HR in conky

I have this simple .conkyrc config: own_window yes own_window_type conky own_window_argb_visual yes own_window_argb_value 255 own_window_transparent yes own_window_hints ...
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Conky block padding Archlinux

I'm not sure if my question was discussed lately and that's why create new topic. The problem is that my conkу widget not looking as I want it to. Because of image size I decided to put it here. My ...
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Autostarting Conky Weird Behaviour

I've set conky to be started after logging in by creating the file conky.sh in /usr/local/bin, and adding the entry conky.sh to the Xfce startup applications list. conky.sh contains the following ...
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Conky top bar that stretches across the whole screen

How does a minimal conky config look like to draw a persistent top bar that stretches horizontally across the entire visible screen?
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How can I embed a console app's output into my X11 desktop?

I'd like to view NetHogs output on my desktop. For example, do any Conky or applets on Cinnamon exist, so I don't need to have a terminal open all the time?
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openbox window positioning

Can one somehow instruct openbox about the desired location to open new windows? For example, I have two screens (LVDI, VGA) and would prefer that new windows be opened on VGA, whereas they are always ...
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diskio/diskiograph in Conky only understands physical device names?

In case this is so, it can be a huge downer in modern Linux distros, since the device names are very often assigned arbitrarily. So if you have no more than two HDDs in your system, but two USB flash ...
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Conky on root desktop doesn't show config file changes

Summary: I recently installed Crunchbang and want to change the color of Conky, which is installed by default and shows system status info on the desktop. However, changing the config settings ...
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Display conky always only on LVDS screen

I use the following settings in my .conkyrc to display a top bar on my laptop screen (LVDS). background yes update_interval 60 total_run_times 0 # Show umlauts override_utf8_locale yes # Font ...
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Position of “double_buffer yes” in ~/.conkyrc

According to the Archlinux wiki, in the "Prevent flickering" section, the line "double_buffer yes" should be placed "below the other options, not below TEXT or XY". But when I look at Crunchbang ...
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Shell script too slow for output to Conky

I want the output of stdbuf -i0 -o0 -e0 jack_cpu_load | sed -n 's/[A-Za-z]*//g;s/ //g;s/.\{4\}$//;9,$p' to be displayed in Conky but, I suspect, Conky is starting the script with every refresh and ...
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Increasing conky height

Is there any way to change the height of a conky window? .conkyrc background no update_interval 1 cpu_avg_samples 2 net_avg_samples 2 override_utf8_locale yes double_buffer yes no_buffers yes ...
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Bind conky to single worksapce

Is it possible to run different conky configuration on different workspaces? I've checked man conky, only to find the desktop directive, but that doesn't work. Conky still runs on all workspaces.
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Limit the length of the output of “rss” command in conky

I'm running conky with desktop RSS. Is it possible to limit the max length of its title? I have something like this in my config: ${rss XXX 30 item_title 4}${goto 600}${rss YYY 30 item_title 4} So ...
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Conky infobar alignment left and right

I want to build a simple infobar using conky. Take the following example: dropbox zotero should be aligned to the left. SSID: Hier Volume... should be aligned to the right. Currently I am working ...
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Formatting quotes from the fortune to use it with conky

I'm using fortune cookie outputs in my conky script. My fortune output is in the following format: Text1 : Some message including( line break tags, e.g. and comma(,),=,semicolon(;) like ...
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Script that spawns terminal windows suddenly waiting for each window to close before opening the next one

I recently started using a bash script to setup terminal workspaces for myself, and everything worked fine for the first couple of days. I run the script, and four or five or seven terminals pop up, ...
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Tell Conky to update from a separate process

I have Conky display my current volume with ${exec bash /path/to/script/getvolume.sh}. However I have noticed that after changing the volume, I have to wait a while for Conky to update. Is it possible ...
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Adding spacing around text in Conky?

I've created a pretty awesome layout in Conky for my desktop machine. I'm unfortunately having a hard time trying to add padding to the text on the right to separate the right side of the text ...
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What does Conky update interval update and how to tune it?

As I understand, conky_update reloads the whole conky window every time. So, if I have rss fetching there and some scripts running they all rerun every few seconds. Is this right? Can I make the rss ...
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How accurate is Conky?

I'm on Crunchbang 64 bit, Conky shows that I'm using 4% of my CPU. But I can feel the CPU burning so hot, got Spotify, Chrome and couple other apps running. On windows 7 chrome uses about half of the ...
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{exec} cause Conky to stop

I wanted to add mpd informations to my conky and therefore I created a script which role is to get the cover from ID3 tags This script is called using the {exec 'path'} command My probleme is that ...
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Editing Conky configuration variables from Lua

I've been messing around with Conky for a while now and I recently started dabbling in Lua scripting. One of the things that used to bug me about a "flat" conkyrc approach (as opposed to a combined ...
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Can conky monitor other Linux computers on the network?

I know conky can monitor my personal computer, but can it monitor the other Linux servers I have on the network? I'd like to see data on CPU and memory usage and some critical processes each server ...
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conky execi doesnt execute on startup

In my .conkyrc File I use some Shell-Scripts and call it via {execi}. The Problem is it doesn´t execute these scripts on startup, e.g. get_public_ip.sh doesn´t need to get called every 30 seconds ...
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Conky above full screen

I would like to run an instance of conky on top, that is, to always be visible. I tried to use own_window yes own_window_type normal own_window_class conky own_window_transparent no ...
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Conky - string formatting

I have conky the record: ${color lightblue} Down: ${downspeed wlan0} Up: ${upspeed wlan0} Conky prints link speed, but the text moves: Down: OB Up: OB Down: 60B Up: 60B Down: 148B Up: 148B ...
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Plotting data from a text file on the desktop

I want to monitor some simulations I run In a way similar to how text monitor display data. I can easily generate a bunch of text files or image files with the data/plot I want to follow. How can I ...
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Conky on multiple display?

I have an external display that show the right part of my screen (--right-of option in xrandr), And my conky panel was just gone. (occupies space, but not visible on both display) What I want is the ...
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Passing custom variable from conky to lua

I am trying to use this rings script to make nice rings appear on my desktop. It allows for customization, addition of more rings, or so it says. How do I feed the output of my python script to these ...
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Add USB space in conky

I'm setting conky and I'd like to add the usb space, I use: $font${color DimGray}/ $alignc ${fs_used /} / ${fs_size /} $alignr ${fs_free_perc /}% ${fs_bar /} for the full hdd, what should I write ...