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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:42 am    Post subject: Openbox - Conky doesn't allow click through Reply with quote

In my experimenting with Openbox, I found that conky doesn't work the same as with Mate and KDE Plasma.
I took the same conky file that I have used in Mate and KDE Plasma and tried it in Openbox but there was one issue I can't overcome.
I have a simple clock that remains on top of all windows (except for full screen programs like VLC), the background is transparent and the conky window allows items on windows below it to be accessed by the left mouse button. When Openbox is used, whether in a WM replacement mode or just using Openbox, windows below the clock can't be accessed by the left mouse button. I have changed everything in the conky file but the result is always the same. The info for the newer conky is somewhat limited and doesn't address the issue I have.
Here are use flags:
Code:
~ $ sudo emerge -av conky

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R   ~] app-admin/conky-1.10.6::gentoo  USE="X iconv imlib ipv6 ncurses portmon pulseaudio truetype -apcupsd -audacious -cmus -curl -eve -hddtemp -ical -iostats -irc -lua-cairo -lua-imlib -lua-rsvg -math -moc -mpd -mysql -nano-syntax -nvidia -rss -systemd -thinkpad -vim-syntax -weather-metar -weather-xoap -webserver -wifi -xmms2"

Here is the conky file:
Code:
conky.config = {

-------------------------------------
--  Generic Settings
-------------------------------------
background=true,
update_interval=0.5,
double_buffer=true,
no_buffers=true,
imlib_cache_size=10,

draw_shades=false,
draw_outline=false,
draw_borders=false,
draw_graph_borders=false,
default_graph_height=26,
default_graph_width=80,
show_graph_scale=false,
show_graph_range=false,
out_to_console=true,
out_to_stderr=false,


-------------------------------------
--  Window Specifications
-------------------------------------
gap_x=100,
gap_y=0,
minimum_height=30,
minimum_width=50,
own_window=true,
own_window_type="normal",
own_window_transparent=true,
own_window_hints="undecorated,above,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager",
border_inner_margin=0,
border_outer_margin=0,
alignment="top_right",
own_window_argb_visual=true,
own_window_argb_value=0,


-------------------------------------
--  Text Settings
-------------------------------------
use_xft=true,
xftalpha=1,
text_buffer_size=256,
override_utf8_locale=true,

}


---------------------------------------------------
-- Clock text
---------------------------------------------------
conky.text = [[
${alignc}${font Liberation Sans:size=20}${time %I:%M %p}${font}
${alignc}${font Liberation Sans:size=13}${time %a %b %d}${font}\
]]

Any thoughts?
Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After reading that you're using own_window, maybe this entry from the Ubuntu forum can help?
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1689954&p=10586335#post10586335
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Markus09 wrote:
After reading that you're using own_window, maybe this entry from the Ubuntu forum can help?
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1689954&p=10586335#post10586335

Thanks for the link but I reviewed it previously as well...the only difference was that they used "own_window_type dock" while I mainly use "own_window_type normal". I tried all the options (dock, normal, desktop, override, etc...) but none work as well as "normal" but "normal" and Openbox do not work the same as "normal" and Mate or "normal" and KDE plasma...which allow the mouse "click through".


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this on the info:
https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky/wiki/FAQ
Which is the FAQ and one entry:
Why doesn't Conky work with Gnome/KDE/nautilus/enlightenment/fluxbox/Xfce/WindowManager/blackbox/?
Points to a resolution that doesn't work...enabling "double_buffer = true"...which is a setting I had already enabled.
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