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#26 2021-06-11 23:54:35

johnraff
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Re: Launching conky on a specific desktop.

@unklar - could you post the content of your beryllium conky-sessionfile?
I'l try running it on my VM.

The syntax error seems to come when BASH sees a bracket  (  which isn't properly quoted or escaped. That's because it has special significance to the shell. How that comes to happen for you but not for me is still not clear... smile


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#27 2021-06-12 07:04:37

unklar
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Re: Launching conky on a specific desktop.

^This was this one: https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 64#p115064
and the new one:

D[0] /home/unklar/.config/conky/data_conkyrc
D[1] /home/unklar/.config/conky/cmus_senk10

@john,
I will be traveling for 3 weeks starting tomorrow. [beryllium] I do not have with me for testing on the x40. There is "only" lithium installed on it.
I can not help you further with the problem for now.  smile

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#28 2021-06-12 08:02:29

johnraff
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Re: Launching conky on a specific desktop.

^Anyway, many thanks for your help so far!


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#29 2021-06-15 03:01:01

johnraff
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Re: Launching conky on a specific desktop.

NOTE: if a conky is sent to a certain desktop by wmctrl or xdotool, then restarted, it will revert to the current desktop. Something to be aware of.

For a user that wants to set up a personal collection of conkys on various desktops and then leave it that way, PackRat's approach really makes the most sense:

PackRat wrote:

If you use the conky config settings to define the conky window; for example:

own_window = true,
own_window_colour = '#141414',
own_window_transparent = true,
own_window_type = 'normal' ,
own_window_hints = 'below,skip_taskbar,skip_pager',
own_window_class = 'Conkytzdata',
own_window_title = 'Conkytzdata',

The you can use the defined own_window_class and own_window_title in the openbox per app settings to have openbox place the conky window on the preferred desktop. Then it's just a matter of setting up a key binding or menu entry to launch the conky. No need to invoke wmctrl or xdotool.

I know this method works for openbox and fluxbox; it should work for any window manager that allows for per-application settings (i3, bspwm, awesome - most of the popular window managers).

That should survive conky restarts, reboots, whatever. smile


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