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Old 03. Feb 2020, 05:06 PM   #591 (permalink)
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Always wanted to have a transparent conky clock (never figured it out)!
Manjaro's latest make is gorgeous (but still keeping away from anything Arch).

Solus KDE is oddly enough, slower to boot/shutdown on my SSD than its default Budgie.
But that's besides the point.
MX Linux has a good selection of Conkys that you can copy and save from a live session and then use in other distros. Most will work fine.

The post above this shows an example of a Conky clock called "BOARD". By default it comes with a date in text format underneath but you can just delete this part to leave the clock if preferred.

If ever Conkys display without transparency substituting this for the default text usually works.

The clock in my Solus post is actually the default desktop widget displayed providing you have the Phoenix or Phoenix Light Plasma theme active.

own_window yes
own_window_class Conky
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 0
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Old 03. Feb 2020, 06:18 PM   #592 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tips MC!

With KDE on a constant "upswing" of improvements, makes you wonder why LinuxMint abandoned it... Probably to concentrate their efforts on Cinnamon and their own Debian based LXDE right?

Anyhow, don't want to swing discussion away from present thread.

Good screenshots and tweaking!
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Thanks for the tips MC!

With KDE on a constant "upswing" of improvements, makes you wonder why LinuxMint abandoned it... Probably to concentrate their efforts on Cinnamon and their own Debian based LXDE right?
Like reviews for pretty much anything the Linux examples are not always reliable. Once you eliminate the shills and other vested interests you end up with a mix of stuff that include Arch and SUSE in their beginner friendly sections for some unknown reason and a few genuine articles. This is always a highly reputable source and sums up my own experience with Cinnamon.

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/86033.html

Looking at development for all desktops over the past few years KDE is way ahead of everything else and Mint will definitely suffer for dropping it. No doubt its current marketing standing will continue to carry it through but itís a shame Mint users will be denied a KDE experience.
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