Openbox tip (en)

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Openbox tip

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A tip from arpinux using conky with Openbox on #! Crunchbang Linux. I guess this would be similar to using the “ssc.sh” script to Start/Stop Conky on demand as a desktop or panel launcher (and to autostart conky).

Some like minimalist desktop! So, some non-essential info displayed by conky could be launched “only for a short time use”. As we can launch every conky separately; we can call it with the menu.

So, in your ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml you can add some lines like this:

   <item label="Meteo">
       <action name="Execute">
           <execute>
               conky -c ~/scripts/conkyrc_weather
           </execute>
       </action>
   </item>

And in your Conky file, above TEXT :

own_window_type normal
own_window_hints skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_title Meteo
TEXT

And so, you can have news, rss, weather, port, on demand. and no need to kill conky to close it, just close the window.

What it looks like:

Conky-openbox-1.png

Take a look at lines 11, 12 & 13 in the text editor on the left, the menu code in the centre and the box in the lower right: Meteo (English: Weather).

Interesting idea arpinux, thanks for the tip.

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