Conky: true transparency

Just found out that conky has started to support true transparency since version 1.8.0 and it is available in the Debian Squeeze!  To enable it, I added 2 new settings and modify 1 existing setting in my .conkyrc:

# metacity + nautilus desktop (true transparency):
own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 0
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

# metacity + nautilus desktop (pseudo transparency):
own_window yes
own_window_type override
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

# compiz + widget layer + nautilus desktop (true transparency):
own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 0
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

One response to “Conky: true transparency

  1. Robert Pendell December 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    This works well for those using lxde as well.🙂 Use the first one for nautilus + metacity.

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