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Old 10th October 2011, 12:59 PM
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Conky disappearing from desktop

I'm running F16 in a virtual machine, and having managed to get gnome-shell running correctly, I'm now attempting to get the machine set up as I like.

I first got conky running at startup, and then installed gnome-tweak-tool and put file manager in control of the desktop (since I like my desktop icons ). While file manager is in charge, however, closing windows seems to turn conky on and off. That is, if I close a window, conky disappears, and if I close another window, it reappears. I've not had a chance to play properly yet, but this certainly applies to nautilus and terminal windows. Taking desktop control away from file manager resolves this issue, but obviously takes my icons away too - and frankly, I don't feel I should have to choose between them

This is the part of my conky script that is presumably relevant:

# --- Window Layout & Options --- #
own_window yes
own_window_colour brown
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
double_buffer yes
use_spacer right
use_xft yes
alignment top_right
gap_x 10
gap_y 30

# --- Colours, Sizes, Fonts & Margins --- #
update_interval 2.0
maximum_width 260
stippled_borders 3
border_margin 9
border_width 10
default_color grey
I've tried setting own_window_type to normal, override and desktop, and they all have either the same effect or don't show conky at all.

Any suggestions?

conky, desktop, disappearing

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