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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Check out all the colors on you X window system.

If you ever wondered what combination of some colors would look like but did not really feel like setting them in your xterm just to check them out. Or if you wanted to know about all the colors on you X window system then you can install this utility called xcolorsel.

xcolorsel
xcolorsel

You will need to setup the rpm-shere repo for this.

Using this tool is very intuitive, just select the color and then press set as foreground/background to check how the color combination would look.

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Enlightment Desktop.

Enlightenment window managet I just chanced upon today while browsing the list of packages in fedora repository and thought might as well try it for sometime. For sometime now I had shifted to LXDE in favour of its being light weight but was serving well to my purposes and was quite happy with its performance.

So i just installed Enlightenment:

sudo yum install enlightenment

and selected yes for downloading the dependencies to too.  This took me to a great new world of GUI. This is a really great Desktop manager. Seems to be quite okay in terms of using the CPU. The looks are completely configurable. Menus are configurable and if you dont like the default theme then there are lot to choose from at various location some of which I have mentioned in below.

Okay here\’s a screenshot:

\"enlightenment\"

Okay that is not the default theme, but you can get the themes from :

http://linux.maruhn.com/sec/enlightenment-themes.html

http://www1.get-e.org/Themes/E17/

http://themes.freshmeat.net/projects/get-enlightened/

I am really liking the Desktop manager for now and am quite happy to try it out. Earlier to I had tried E16 but did not like that too much 🙁