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 “” 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">
               conky -c ~/scripts/conkyrc_weather

And in your Conky file, above TEXT :

own_window_type normal
own_window_hints skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_title Meteo

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:


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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