intention with this thread, is to provide an overview of the methods to make conky interactive, and provided a dedicated space to discuss those methods, and to share new methods and ways and tricks and nuances relating closely to conky interactivity.
so conky's not interactive is it.
or is it?
it can be. i stopped using conky because i thought interactivity couldnt be done without heavy base code modification.
years without searching, i searched again, and now it seems there are many routes.
so i'm starting this thread with the intention of compiling a nice clean bullet point list of the possible routes to go do create interactivity in conky.
and maybe another list of great links with more interactivity info.
so, i'm sure i'll be back to edit this first post to extend these lists many times. please help by posting about other means you find exist, and i'll try to update in a timely manner.WAYS!
dzen + conky + ...?
(sry, i dont have a link, i've just been informed it's doable)
crunchbang forums has a thread titled like this one, it's quite long. ^_^ (lets be conciser
and cover more broader ground here in this one)http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=18419&p=1
actually, that's just peachy's thread again, here's another of his, a tute for making buttons.http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=245759%23p245759#p245759
further ways, could be achieved with the exec, execi and texeci ... if you get creative. https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Conky/HOWTO#Extending_Conky
xdotool is a probable candidate in many methods, though will likely take a bit of work from scratch... it's not short, clean and minimal.http://www.semicomplete.com/projects/xdotool/
you know some lua, right? it will likely be helpful to you too. here's mr peachy's how to for lua scripting conky.http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=17246
some more mentions of "interactive conky" found on vsido forum:http://vsido.org/index.php/topic,6.msg1509/topicseen.html#msg1509http://vsido.org/index.php/topic,6.msg970/topicseen.html#msg970
(yeah, i thought there'd be more too)VIDEOS
(thought i should add a separate heading for this stuff.)
this one calls itself default... and.. it's in vsido...Default interactive conky panel
(did i miss something when i ran away straight to to my xmonad config after installing vsido? vsido has interactive conky ootb?
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please share any other links you know of that may be of use.
(small beginnings, i know)