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Conky Metro Clock

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Conky Metro Clock is a minimalist conky configuration which resembles the Metro Style clock appearing in the Windows 8 screensaver. The font used is "Open Sans Light".

Nothing fancy. Just shows date and time.

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Installation Instructions:

1. First install conky if you don't have it.

2. Extract the files .conkyrc and .conky_start.sh to your home folder.

3. Run "chmod +x ~/.conky_start.sh" in a Terminal.

3. Add ~/.conky_start.sh to your Startup Applications.

4. Enjoy!

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License: GPL-3.0+
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BlueNova4001's avatar
Here's an update that works with Ubuntu 16.04 and the new Lua format. Just copy-paste into your current .conkyrc configuration.

 I also reduced the font sized slightly. If you want to change the position, just edit the line alignment = 'top_right' to what you want. If you're having issues with transparency or Conky disappearing, try playing with the own_window_type = 'dock' setting to find something that works for you: normal, desktop, dock, panel, or override. [FYI: the 'override' setting commonly used for this setting is incompatible with the own_window_argb_visial setting.]  cheers!

conky.config = {
   background = true,
update_interval = 1,

double_buffer = true,
no_buffers = true,
text_buffer_size = 2048,

gap_x = 10,
gap_y = 35,
minimum_width = 200, minimum_height = 200,
maximum_width = 400,
own_window = true,
own_window_type = 'dock',

own_window_argb_visual = true,
own_window_transparent = true,

own_window_transparent = true,
own_window_argb_visual = true,

own_window_class = 'conky-semi',
own_window_hints = 'undecorated,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below',
border_inner_margin = 0,
border_outer_margin = 0,

-- EDIT THIS TO CHANGE POSITION
alignment = 'top_right',

draw_shades = false,
draw_outline = false,
draw_borders = false,
draw_graph_borders = false,

override_utf8_locale = true,
use_xft = true,
font = 'Open Sans Light:size=20',
xftalpha = 0.5,
uppercase = false,

-- Defining colors
default_color = '#FFFFFF',
};

conky.text = [[
${voffset 5}${font Open Sans Light:size=20}${time %A}${font}${voffset -5}
${voffset 5}${font Open Sans Light:size=20}${time %B} ${time %e}${font}${voffset -5}
${voffset 5}${font Open Sans Light:size=50}${time %I:%M %p}${font}${voffset -5}

]];
SoNiC4000's avatar
SoNiC4000Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can I have wallpaper please :3 ?
offensive14's avatar
offensive14Hobbyist Photographer
just sharing, my modified version of .conkyrc so that it looks smaller
offensive14.deviantart.com/art…
il0venoobs's avatar
How do you do to have a first uppercase ?
I've seen a lot of conky themes with the date with an uppercase but I can't find how to do it.
I tried to put uppercase to yes but I put all the caps in uppercase.
princefrog91's avatar
Can you help me please?? I have no idea for this problem [img]www.flickr.com/photos/43302513…
satya164's avatar
satya164Hobbyist General Artist
May be try something from here? bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.ph…
princefrog91's avatar
thanks for your reply. I try to add that code to my conkyrc but still have a dark background
satya164's avatar
satya164Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry then. I don't know. May be ask in AskUbuntu or somewhere?
princefrog91's avatar
okay thanks you so much :)
kf19's avatar
kf19Hobbyist Interface Designer
How do I combine this one with conky weather?
satya164's avatar
satya164Hobbyist General Artist
You can run two conky configs side by side. Just search the interwebz and you can find.
kf19's avatar
kf19Hobbyist Interface Designer
:/ i dont get it.. any help? please
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kf19Hobbyist Interface Designer
with your conky google now satya164.deviantart.com/art/Co… more precisely
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gld1982ltdHobbyist General Artist
I added this one to my collection on GitHub (github.com/gld1982ltd/conky-ma… for Conky Manager (Homepage - teejeetech.blogspot.in/p/conky…

You may find some more in there too.. I am working on adding licenses and will add the authors' names to the README.md as well. I love this stuff!
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satya164Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot :)
Ander-Aquino's avatar
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maxiatle's avatar
I didn't have the required font, I downloaded it from : [link]

To fix the tansparancy issue, this solution worked for me (solution by Nawmtaronyu)

Add the following two lines right after the # Window specifications proprety in the ~/.conkyrc file

own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 200

Amazing theme btw, I <3 it.
riverreyes's avatar
you are the man! very nice wall.. :)
Nawmtaronyu's avatar
NawmtaronyuStudent Digital Artist
I am getting a black background on the skin when I run it, not transparent, I am not sure how to fix this. 13.04 Ubuntu, I am running compizconfig settings manager to have my wallpaper across my 3 monitors. if that may be causing the problem.

Also it is on my left most monitor and Id like to have it on centre screen, not exactly sure how to to do this.

I use this on my laptop and it runs and looks perfect! really want to get it working on desktop too.
satya164's avatar
satya164Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... I've no idea. May be you can put a delay when conky starts, like sleep 5 && conky
Nawmtaronyu's avatar
NawmtaronyuStudent Digital Artist
I fixed it by adding
"own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 200"

to the # Window specifications
Poulpiiii's avatar
Nice work dude!
I have installed it but I have noticed that there's a flickering each time I click on the desktop!
If there's a way to fix that ?
Thanks;
satya164's avatar
satya164Hobbyist General Artist
Probably that's due to your graphics driver... but I have no idea :(
dnlsrl's avatar
Oh, and also the Year, please :D
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