conky transparent window on Fedora with Gnome.

On Fedora with Gnome-shell 3, its been long time that I was not able to get transparent window. So, finally I thought to spend some time to try to fix that. Finally got that fixed with all the configurations below in the conkyrc.  Here the default color is set to  LightSkyBlue but feel free to change that.

I hope this helps fedora community who is struggling to get transparent window. And here is the code :

own_window_transparent yes
own_window_class Conky
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 0
own_window_type normal
own_window_colour LightSkyBlue
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

 

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Set gnome-shell to start in fallback mode without GUI.

If you run into issues with gnome-shell then gnome-shell should allow you to disable all the plugins and get the gnome-shell. But since gnome-shell is still evolving, you might run into issue where the shell does not come up. What to do in that case. You can set the shell to start in fallback mode, where there are more chances that it will come up.

Alas, but you don’t have a shell or desktop session to do that. Simple, start the gnome-shell and before it is killed, do this:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'gnome-fallback'

And to do this from one of the virtual terminals, you would need the terminal to be able to attach to the running session. You can get the script to do that from the gnome website in How to debug gnome-shell or copy the script below:

gnome_session=$(pgrep -u $USER gnome-session)
eval export $(sed 's/\o000/\n/g;' < /proc/$gnome_session/environ | grep DISPLAY)
eval export $(sed 's/\o000/\n/g;' < /proc/$gnome_session/environ | grep XAUTHORITY)
eval export $(sed 's/\o000/\n/g;' < /proc/$gnome_session/environ | grep DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS)
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gnome-tweak-tool gets a fantastic new Font Selector window

Here is the quick look at how the Font Selector looks like now. And its not just for the gnome-tweak-tool, its for all the places for font selection. I really loved it. So intuitive to use and amazingly good to look. This is what a good design and thinking can do. Kudos to Gnome team for coming up with this.

Font Selector for Verne
Font Selector for Verne
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