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Debian GNU/Linux with Gnome3 and Conky

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A new Screenshoot with a new wallpaper ( [link] ) and some changes in my conky-config. For example: the time is now told in fuzzy clock style.
I'm thinking about showing the cover of the current song on the desktop with conky.
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seloflashHobbyist Digital Artist
chilliger desktop ist das wirklich debian oder nur der hintergrund? kommt ja nicht mit gnome 3.x :)
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Danke.
Ist wirklich debian (s. conky rechts oben) im Testing-Zweig gibt's auch Gnome3. ;)
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ScionicSpectreProfessional Digital Artist
I'm missing you, GNOME. Nice shot.
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Why did you stop using GNOME?
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ScionicSpectreProfessional Digital Artist
One reason. GTK 2 and Qt applications don't look right with the default theme (Adwaita), and when you use another theme, the default applications don't look as intended. The experience just isn't very consistent in that regard since I need to use some Qt and GTK 2 applications for work.

So I use oxygen-gtk on KDE. GNOME 3 actually brought me over from KDE, but I realized that, although GNOME 3 is revolutionary, made of easy, and quite beautiful and relaxing to use on a daily basis, KDE isn't so bad either, so I'm just sticking to it until the situation improves a bit. When Qt 5 is released and the QGtkStyle developer has some time to port it to GTK 3, that might bring me over.

I did put some work into getting Aldabra ready for GNOME 3.2, but making a new theme every six months just to make GNOME more consistent isn't a viable long term option for me. :\ So now I'll just be amazed with my computer instead of being amazed with it. XD
uffi69's avatar
which extension of gnome shell did you use in your desktop to do transparent the terminal?
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No extension. You can turn on transparacy in the gnome-terminal since I'm using GNOME.
In the profile settings are some settings to configure the background color.
uffi69's avatar
i'm sorry i'm not very good using terminal and settings. can you give me more details about?
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I did a video an hope it's helpful to you. I opened the dialogue via right-click in the terminal.
The used terminal is "gnome-terminal", I hope you can repeat this in your terminal.
I'm sorry, but all my preferences are in german.

[link]
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yes, i'm using gnome-terminal and i perfectly succeed in doing transparent my terminal thanks to your video. it was very simple to follow. thank you. i have one last question for you i would know how theme did you use for conky and how did you do trasparent the background of conky
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I uploaded my conky-configs. You'll see which fonts are used (e.g. poky for some symbols).
The notification about played songs works with conkyclementine & clementine.
The weather-forecast is done by conkyforecast.

[link]
uffi69's avatar
how can i install your conky-configs? then i searched for conkyclementine and conkyforecast in synaptic but i didn't find it
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You have to start a conky session for every config file.

config -c /path/to/.conky
config -c /path/to/.conky2
and so on. You should add these lines to automatically startet apps.

If you're using Ubuntu, there exists a ppa: [link]

I can't remember how to configure these scripts properly. Maybe you'll ask in your Community or search for some HowTos.
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.conkycover is not used in this screenshot (i have to create a new one :D) but you saw it in the vid.
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