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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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Get ip of running interface [closed]

Is there a way to get to the ip of whatever interface (e.g. enp0s25, wlp3s0) I am using to connect to the internet? And in a low-resource way I can build into conky? Is it time for me to learn sed and ...
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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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Conky max height?

I need to set a maximum height in conky. I'm just wonder why I can set the maximum width but not the maximum height? I just trying to put a little box next to my tint2 panel but it is so hard when I ...
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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 ...
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How does CPU frequency work in conky?

I'm setting up conky and I would like to add the CPU frequency, but if I put ${freq_g cpu0} Ghz I get 1.2Ghz. Why is that? My CPU is 2.8Ghz.
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How cpu works in conky

I' m trying to setup conky and I saw that I can use from cpu0 to cpu4 CPU0 ${cpu cpu0}% ${cpubar cpu0} CPU1 ${cpu cpu1}% ${cpubar cpu1} CPU2 ${cpu cpu2}% ${cpubar cpu2} CPU3 ${cpu cpu3}% ${cpubar ...
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How to change the language for date command?

I'm using vnstat together with conky. To show the monthly traffic I'm mixing vnstat and grep to find the month. The command to collect the data is ${execi 3600 vnstat -m -i wlan0 | grep "$(date ...
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Creating Conky text variables with zero padding?

I've got a strange issue with my Conky setup: What I'm looking to get rid of/fix is the fact that my CPU percentages (using ${cpu cpuX}) won't seem to pad properly. I'd like all values to be ...
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Running a program automatically?

There is a Linux program I like which is Conky, when I run conky -c mycustomconf.txt it runs fine. I want this program to run automatically when I start my computer, without having to type in the ...
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How do I pipe notifications into my statusbar?

I am trying to instate a more graphically minimal notification system in Arch Linux. Specifically, I've taken interest with programs such as dzen2 or conky that allow for more text-based status bars. ...
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Conky positioning?

I'm using conky in fluxbox on Arch, and don't like the position of conky on startup. It's pops up in the middle of the screen when I startup. Is there a way to set the position of conky on the screen ...
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What's the right way to display system sound volume in conky?

What's the right way of displaying system sound volume in conky ? I don't have /dev/mixer file, and without an external command, is it possible ? Conky 1.9.0
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Can conky float over maximized windows?

My idea is to use a minimized conky window on the desktop to show basically CPU and memory data all the time. Is this possible with Conky?
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How to set conkys window width?

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 ...
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Conky buffer too small?

e.g.: my sample conkyrc (the last line is the only important part!): background yes use_xft yes xftfont Terminus:size=8 xftalpha 0.8 update_interval 5.0 total_run_times 0 double_buffer yes own_window ...
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conky: proper column alignment

Say I want something like the following in my .conkyrc NAME PID CPU% MEM% ${top name 1} ${top pid 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1} ${top name 2} ${top pid 2} ${top cpu 2} ...