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#1 2013-02-24 11:15:52

From: Oxford
Registered: 2012-01-14
Posts: 40

Conky Overlay

Morning all!

I'm currently running i3 with no status bars. I would like to keep it that way so thought, wouldn't it be nice to see the time/battery remaining all the time but without it taking screen space?
Basically, I want to watermark my screen. So say, in the top right corner it says the time but above all other windows.

Is this possible?



#2 2013-02-24 12:47:29

Inspector Parrot
Registered: 2011-11-29
Posts: 19,048

Re: Conky Overlay

I don't know if conky has a setting to remain above other windows, this is what you'd need.  Tint2 has this option.

In any case, you'd also need to be running a composit manager for transparency.

"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman


#3 2013-02-24 13:54:04

Registered: 2009-08-25
Posts: 3,575

Re: Conky Overlay

Just go through conky's documentation, you'll find what you need. I do this, except my conky widget is not transparent because I don't run a compositor. Without a compositor you only get "fake transparency" - the desktop wallpaper is used as background of the widget.


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