Conky questions, transparency XFCE


I saw that in recent updates Conky stopped working, I have read all the forums here and rewrote some of my old conky files to work with the new updated version, placing them in my

Now they work pretty well, but I’m stumped with the transparency,
If I use :
own_window_type = ‘desktop’ the window is transparent but disappears when I click anywhere
own_window_type = ‘override’ the window is not transparent but stays put
own_window_type = ‘normal’ the window is transparent but has the taskbar and border showing on it

any ideas?

As I’m using XFCE I have the compositor in windows tweaks on
I don’t use a theme, just have the conky window ‘sitting’ on my desktop wallpaper

This the complete config :

conky.config = {
alignment = ‘bottom_right’,
background = false,
border_width = 0,
cpu_avg_samples = 2,
default_color = ‘white’,
default_outline_color = ‘white’,
default_shade_color = ‘white’,
double_buffer = true,
draw_borders = false,
draw_graph_borders = true,
draw_outline = false,
draw_shades = false,
extra_newline = false,
font = ‘Noto Sans Mono:size=10’,
gap_x = -1470,
gap_y = 60,
minimum_height = 50,
minimum_width = 50,
net_avg_samples = 2,
no_buffers = true,
out_to_console = false,
out_to_ncurses = false,
out_to_stderr = false,
out_to_x = true,

own_window = true,
own_window_transparent = true,
own_window_argb_visual = true,
own_window_argb_value = 0,
own_window_class = 'Conky',
own_window_type = 'override',

show_graph_range = false,
show_graph_scale = false,
stippled_borders = 0,
update_interval = 1.0,
uppercase = false,
use_spacer = 'none',
use_xft = true,
color2 = 'yellow',
color3 = 'FFA300',


conky.text = [[
##${color grey}Info:$color ${scroll 32 Conky $conky_version - $sysname $nodename $kernel $machine}
${color2}${font Noto Sans Mono:size=12}Terminal Commandes$font

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These settings are working for me on XFCE

 own_window = true,
 own_window_type = 'desktop',
 own_window_argb_visual = true,
 own_window_transparent = true,

Conky - Enable real transparency - ArchWiki


But no luck, as soon as I use ‘desktop’ it becomes transparent, but disappears when I click anywhere

try adding this:

own_window_hints = 'undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager',

from Gotham theme posted here - Conky On Latest Manjaro KDE


OH you are good :grinning: :grinning:

That seems to works just nicely, added that and reset ‘override’ back to ‘desktop’

Many thanks

Now to try and rewrite my clock config … :cold_face: :cold_face:

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