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Configuring Conky The (Very) Easy Way

Aug 27, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Price)

"Conky, the amazingly versatile and useful Linux desktop application, has a bit of a reputation. It's clearly a great app, but getting it configured can be a serious pain. Changing anything about it has always required digging through a long text file and editing cryptic lines like ${offset 240}${time %a, } ${color }${time %e %B %G}. As many people don't have the patience to dig through manuals to find out what all that means, Conky's popularity has been somewhat limited. Lucky for us, there's now an easier way to configure it. A MUCH easier way – ConkyWizard. Installation

"This is a new project, and not yet available in the repositories of your average distribution. There are binaries available (no packaging or installation needed) for 32 and 64 bit Linux on the project's Google Code page (the page is in Spanish). This author had trouble getting the 64 bit version to work properly, and would recommend the 32 bit version for both platforms."

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