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Re: Conky Tips and Tricks
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2013, 08:14:25 PM »
@vastone - nice one.

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The Tao phrase is using a semitransparent lua background, the weather uses conky argb settings so that it will be transparent with a compositor - compton in this case. Same one line system info conky that I've used for years. Fluxbox, VSIDO.
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Re: Conky Tips and Tricks
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2013, 08:35:30 PM »
The Tao phrase is using a semitransparent lua background, the weather uses conky argb settings so that it will be transparent with a compositor - compton in this case. Same one line system info conky that I've used for years. Fluxbox, VSIDO.

Curious as to why you can't use draw-bg.lua(??) with weather conky?
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« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2013, 09:08:17 PM »
I can use the lua background with the weather -



but the image files are washed out, or behind the background. I think it's the same issue that dobbie at #! was having. Since VSIDO has Xfce installed by default, I tried it with the argb settings just for comparison. Transparency is no big deal for for me since I only bring up the weather for a few minutes to get the forecaast, then kill it so I never really looked for a solution for the use of lua.
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« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2013, 09:12:44 PM »
^ That is why I  switched from a Conky weather to a IW/FF addon ... I spend a lot more time in a browser and have it available immediately

I am curious as to what you see within Xfce vs FluxBox?  Same washout?
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« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2013, 09:48:18 PM »
I can use the lua background with the weather -



but the image files are washed out, or behind the background.

It's how you use the LUA script ...

Clean crisp images (on the right):
Code: [Select]
lua_load /media/5/Conky/LUA/draw-bg.lua
TEXT
${lua conky_draw_bg 10 0 0 0 0 0x000000 0.3}\

washed out (on the left):
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lua_load /media/5/Conky/LUA/draw-bg.lua
lua_draw_hook_pre draw_bg 10 0 0 0 0 0x000000 0.2
TEXT


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Re: Conky Tips and Tricks
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2013, 11:40:23 PM »
Changed the "bargraph.lua" to suit me.  Gave up further tweaking when I discovered I couldn't place the 'bars' horizontally in the x y positions like I wanted to across the top...

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« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2013, 11:48:11 PM »
^ Looks great Jedi!

Glad to see you are feeling better!  :)
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« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2013, 12:28:45 AM »
^ That is why I  switched from a Conky weather to a IW/FF addon ... I spend a lot more time in a browser and have it available immediately

I am curious as to what you see within Xfce vs FluxBox?  Same washout?

It's washed out in Xfce, Fluxbox, and Fvwm. Using the conky argb settings with Xfce compositing worked just fine so I tried it with compton - works as intended with fluxbox and fvwm.

@Sector11 - I tried that method when I was tracking the issues/fixes with dobbie on the #! forum, if I use that method, the background doesn't show at all. I never bothered to delve any deeper into the script or configuration since I just check the weather every now and then.
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« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2013, 12:33:53 AM »
^ OK, just curious anyway.
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Re: Conky Tips and Tricks
« Reply #54 on: June 26, 2013, 12:36:14 AM »
@Rat Man

If I could find a way to rip out the compositor from Xfce, it would be the default in VSIDO.  It is by far the best compositor I have ever seen and used.  I do like Compton though, it is easily configured and works almost as well
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Re: Conky Tips and Tricks
« Reply #55 on: June 26, 2013, 10:11:57 PM »
@PackRat
Can you post this wall or a link to it?
I'd like to play with it a little.

@vastone - nice one.

I'll see your scrot and raise you one conky:



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« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2013, 12:51:00 AM »
Here you go:



I believe I found it here -  http://onlyhdwallpapers.com/

that is the original file name so you can search other wallpaper sites if you're so inclined.

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« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2013, 01:05:02 AM »
^ Thank You Sir!
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« Reply #58 on: June 27, 2013, 01:29:41 AM »
I am tired of talk that comes to nothing.
-- Chief Joseph

...the sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.
-- Geronimo