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Hi there everyone! I've installed Openbox on an Ubu 12.10 minimal install. I've also installed xcompmgr and conky. The issue I'm having is that the very same conky config that ...
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    Openbox & Conky: Problems achieving partial transparency


    Hi there everyone!

    I've installed Openbox on an Ubu 12.10 minimal install. I've also installed xcompmgr and conky. The issue I'm having is that the very same conky config that gives me partial transparency in #!(Debian based Openbox distro) is only giving me full transparency in my Ubu install.

    I installed xcompmgr and am starting it with the following options:

    xcompmgr -cfF -t-9 -l-11 -r9 -o.95 -D6 &
    And here's my conky:

    background yes
    use_xft yes
    xftfont Liberation Sans:size=9
    xftalpha 1
    update_interval 1.0
    total_run_times 0
    own_window yes
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_type desktop
    own_window_argb_visual yes
    own_window_argb_value 150
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
    double_buffer yes
    draw_shades yes
    draw_outline no
    draw_borders no
    draw_graph_borders no
    # default_color 808080
    default_color ff8000
    default_shade_color 000000
    default_outline_color 828282
    alignment top_right
    gap_x 8
    gap_y 40
    no_buffers yes
    uppercase no
    cpu_avg_samples 2
    override_utf8_locale no
    maximum_width 200
    minimum_size 200 965
    ##############################################
    # Output
    ##############################################
    .... stuff....
    I've tried swapping some options but nothing seems to allow own_window_argb_value to set a partial transparency.

    Does anyone have any idea what I might be able to do to get it?

    Thanks for your time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by schwim View Post
    Hi there everyone!

    I've installed Openbox on an Ubu 12.10 minimal install. I've also installed xcompmgr and conky. The issue I'm having is that the very same conky config that gives me partial transparency in #!(Debian based Openbox distro) is only giving me full transparency in my Ubu install.

    I installed xcompmgr and am starting it with the following options:



    And here's my conky:



    I've tried swapping some options but nothing seems to allow own_window_argb_value to set a partial transparency.

    Does anyone have any idea what I might be able to do to get it?

    Thanks for your time!
    You have this:
    Code:
    own_window yes
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_type desktop
    own_window_argb_visual yes
    own_window_argb_value 150
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
    Did you try this:

    Code:
    own_window yes
    own_window_transparent no #yes
    own_window_type normal #desktop
    own_window_argb_visual yes
    own_window_argb_value 150
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
    Since xcomp manager is looking after transparency - set "own_window_transparent no" in conky and let the argbs setting and composite manager do it's thing.
    That "should" do it.

    On a side note I dropped xcomp for compton - but I'm using VSIDO (Debian SID) with OpenBox

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