Friday, June 29, 2012

An image_desklet on your desktop above your wallpaper

Somewhere else I already put forward ADComps changing wallpaper:
This is about a smaller image as part or above your wallpaper.
The best way to describe it is a rotating image desklet.
It was put forward here by ADComp:
I always found it a great little script but it seems to be forgotten and had to be a little bit updated:
What you need to edit: link to image directory: line 12
Time to change image: line 15: in the script I have opted for 100000 seconds, so for a hardly rotating image (especially when you only have one image in the folder); just to make clear you also can choose for that, a non rotating image for a while.
Save the script as image_desklet and make it executable.
Put it in /home/user/.scripts with a symbolic link to /usr/bin
ln -s /home/paul/.scripts/image_desklet /usr/bin/image_desklet
Or directly in /usr/bin.
And put
image_desklet &
as a separate line in /home/user/.config/openbox/

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Voyagers Conky Control in Arch

 Conky Control is a very nice config tool for conky that you can find shipped with Voyager Linux, an Xubuntu based distro with  a very beautiful configuration, themes etc. :

See conky control in action here: from 1:45
You need to have conky-lua installed:
packer -S conky-lua
You can download the conky scripts here:
Put the extracted Conky folder in /home/user/.scripts

Backup your old folder/home/user/.conky.
Download the second folder (.conky)  from here and extract it and put it in /home/user/
Create a symbolic link (adapt username):
sudo ln -s  /home/paul/.scripts/Conky/conky /usr/bin/conkycontrol
Now all you have to do is create a menu item in your OB menu or/and a keyboard shortcut to rc.xml
Menu, place it under:
menu id="preferences" label="Preferences"
See also for more code:here

If you have trouble getting ConkyCircle, option 14 right, look at this post:

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