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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 17:11    Post_subject:  Need a Clock App  

How can I put a clock on my desktop WITHOUT using Conky? Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 17:16    Post_subject:  

Hi,

maybe pwidgets-2.3.1.pet is the tool you need?

RSH

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 17:17    Post_subject:  

Hi,

maybe pwidgets-2.3.1.pet is the tool you need?

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 17:27    Post_subject:  

RSH wrote:
Hi,

maybe pwidgets-2.3.1.pet is the tool you need?

RSH


Too big? Pwidgets used to need Conky. Still true?

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 17:31    Post_subject:  

I don't know if it uses conky because i dont know what conky is. I use pwidgets on my Lazy Puppy 528 (Lucid based) and on my puppy 421. I think my old muppy 08.3 has got conky - but i am not sure.

289kb is too big? Sorry. Shall i delete the attachements?

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 17:37    Post_subject:  

RSH wrote:
Shall i delete the attachements?

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Heck no. The more the better Smile

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 17:57    Post_subject:  

How about the elegant xclock. Launch it in console...so you see how nice it is. It should accept the tuning parameters...if you want to chase them from the net. Make launching script for it in /root/Startup and you get it to the desktop automatically. It installs to the /usr/bin/xclock
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 18:09    Post_subject:  

pemasu wrote:
How about the elegant xclock. Launch it in console...so you see how nice it is. It should accept the tuning parameters...if you want to chase them from the net. Make launching script for it in /root/Startup and you get it to the desktop automatically. It installs to the /usr/bin/xclock


OK... THATs what I'm talkin' about... 22K Smile Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 18:20    Post_subject:  

For tuning. Place next rows to the end of the /root/.Xdefaults:
Code:
xclock*background:   LightSteelBlue
xclock*secondColor:   Red
xclock*minuteColor:   green
xclock*hourColor:   purple


And run in console: xrdb -merge .Xdefaults

You get the idea. There should be somewhere explanation what colours the xclock accepts.

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 18:24    Post_subject:  

Here Dave.. something to play with...

Code:
# ROX_DESKTOP=`xwininfo -root -tree | grep 'ROX-Pinboard' | tr -s ' ' | cut -d ' ' -f 2`
# xonclock --window-id="$ROX_DESKTOP" --position=TOP-RIGHT


Also you can edit /root/.xonclockrc
Change skins by symlinking any skin (png) to /usr/share/xonclock/skins/xonclock.png
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Nov 2011, 03:38    Post_subject:  

01micko wrote:
Here Dave.. something to play with...

Code:
# ROX_DESKTOP=`xwininfo -root -tree | grep 'ROX-Pinboard' | tr -s ' ' | cut -d ' ' -f 2`
# xonclock --window-id="$ROX_DESKTOP" --position=TOP-RIGHT


Also you can edit /root/.xonclockrc
Change skins by symlinking any skin (png) to /usr/share/xonclock/skins/xonclock.png


Really nice. Undecorated window too. EXACTLY right.

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