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Conky Cairo Sidebar

Here is a new conky setup I've put together. Being that I've recently started transitioning my machines to XFCE from OpenBox, I quickly found out that my typical conkys didn't look quite right in XFCE. This is due to the compositor in XFCE not showing transparent backgrounds in conky with the 'own_window_transparent' setting, requiring the 'own_window_argb_visual' and 'own_window_argb_value' settings instead. The argb settings are problematic in conky when you have images in it as it causes the images to have some odd transparencies added to them. Either way, my setups like my LED Sidebar just end up looking like crap. :/ But, this really isn't a problem for a conky hackin' addict like myself. The majority of the credit for this setup goes to londonali1010 as all I did was manipulate her code. :) On EeePC: On laptop (resolution 1024x768): Download archive Click the following links if you want to take a look at the individual files. conkyrc sidebar.lua Here's how to set this up (from the included README fi…

Conky LED Sidebar

Recently, my CrunchBang system (which I have based on Debian testing) had an update for Conky, bringing it up to version 1.8.1. From running this version on my Fedora install on my EeePC and previously building this version from the git repo, I knew that it was going to break my current setup. Since I’ve been running that setup for quite some time, I figured that it was time to create something new anyway. The result is this, a ‘LED’ sidebar: This setup started from my Conky Clock Widget (link) and a system stats widget styled to match the clock. The first row of LED’s signify the day of the week. The second row is the month of the year with the colors of the LED’s roughly representing the northern hemisphere seasons. Blue == Winter, Green == Spring, Red == Summer, Yellow == Autumn. The next two lines are the date, first line being the first digit and the second line being the second digit. I opted to go with the first LED being 1 as opposed to it being 0 as it makes more sense in my brain. The CPU1, CPU2,…

Gnome Shell Screenshots

Still rockin' the Gnome Shell on my EeePC. Well, at least part time, CrunchBang never leaves my harddrive. ;) I'm using the excellent Atolm Gnome Shell theme by half-left with some extra tweaks by myself to add in some transparency. Also using the Atolm-gtk3 theme by TheDeviantMars and the wallpaper is Road at Dusk. And of course, what would a Linux desktop be without some Conky love, the two Conky widgets are by myself which the clock I have released. I've also got quite a few Gnome Shell extensions installed... Here's a few recent screenshots of my setup: As requested, I have made my tweaked Atolm theme available. In order to use other Gnome Shell themes be sure to have these installed: gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme gnome-tweak-tool You can either use the zip and install it with the tweak tool or extract the tar.gz to ~/.themes/ and use the tweak tool to change the theme. See bottom of post for the file attachments. Enjoy. :D Comments: omns Very nice. I still can't get my head around Gnom…