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Hello I just installed and configured conky but it won't show up on all the workspaces just the one that I opened it in. Is there a way to set ...
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    conky on my work spaces


    Hello I just installed and configured conky but it won't show up on all the workspaces just the one that I opened it in. Is there a way to set it on multiple desktops?

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    I'm not a conky expert, but it will probably help to see your .conkyrc file. Mine shows on all desktops, so if there's a difference between yours and mine I'll be able to tell you what to change

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    Code:
     inxi -b
    ? so we can see what desktop you are using and Mint version installed. example of mine:

    Code:
     
    harry@biker ~ $ inxi -b
    System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.4.2  Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
    Machine:   Mobo: SAMSUNG model: RV410/RV510/S3510/E3510 Bios: Phoenix version: 02UC.P026.20100916.LX date: 09/16/2010
    CPU:       Dual core Pentium CPU T4500 (-MCP-) clocked at 1200.00 MHz 
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller 
               X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz 
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0.2
    Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k 
               Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (2.0% used)
    Info:      Processes: 158 Uptime: 1:56 Memory: 586.1/3887.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.8.45
    On mine. /usr/bin/conky starts up conky in preferences>startup. It shows on all 4 of my Mate desktops
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    Ok here is my conky code thanks.
    Code:
    # UBUNTU-CONKY
    # A comprehensive conky script, configured for use on
    # Ubuntu / Debian Gnome, without the need for any external scripts.
    #
    # Based on conky-jc and the default .conkyrc.
    # INCLUDES:
    # - tail of /var/log/messages 
    # - netstat connections to your computer
    #
    # -- Pengo (conky@pengo.us)
    #
    
    # Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
    own_window yes
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar
    background no
    
    # Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
    double_buffer yes
    
    # fiddle with window
    use_spacer yes
    use_xft yes
    
    # Update interval in seconds
    update_interval 3.0
    
    # Minimum size of text area
    minimum_size 400
    
    # Draw shades?
    draw_shades yes
    
    # Text stuff
    draw_outline no # amplifies text if yes
    draw_borders no
    
    uppercase no # set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
    
    # Stippled borders?
    stippled_borders 8
    
    # border margins
    border_margin 4
    
    # border width
    border_width 1
    
    # Default colors and also border colors, grey90 == #e5e5e5
    default_color white
    default_shade_color black
    default_outline_color white
    
    own_window_colour blue
    own_window_transparent yes
    
    # Text alignment, other possible values are commented
    #alignment top_left
    alignment top_right
    #alignment bottom_left
    #alignment bottom_right
    
    # Gap between borders of screen and text
    gap_x 10
    gap_y 10
    
    # stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen
    
    override_utf8_locale no
    xftfont Terminus:size=8
    xftalpha 0.8
    
    TEXT
    
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}${time %a, } ${color }${time %e %B %G}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}${time %Z,    }${color }${time %H:%M:%S}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}UpTime: ${color }$uptime
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Kern:${color }$kernel
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}CPU:${color } $cpu% ${acpitemp}C
    ${offset 240}${cpugraph 20,130 000000 ffffff}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Load: ${color }$loadavg
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Processes: ${color }$processes  
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Running:   ${color }$running_processes
    
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Highest CPU:
    ${offset 240}${color #ddaa00} ${top name 1}${top_mem cpu 1}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top name 2}${top cpu 2}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top name 3}${top cpu 3}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top name 4}${top cpu 4}
    
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Highest MEM:
    ${offset 240}${color #ddaa00} ${top_mem name 1}${top_mem mem 1}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 2}${top_mem mem 2}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 3}${top_mem mem 3}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 4}${top_mem mem 4}
    
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}MEM:  ${color } $memperc% $mem/$memmax
    ${offset 240}${membar 3,100}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}SWAP: ${color }$swapperc% $swap/$swapmax
    ${offset 240}${swapbar 3,100}
    
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}ROOT:    ${color }${fs_free /}/${fs_size /}
    ${offset 240}${fs_bar 3,100 /}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}HOME:  ${color }${fs_free /home}/${fs_size /home}
    ${offset 240}${fs_bar 3,100 /home}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}SLACK:  ${color }${fs_free /mnt/slack}/${fs_size /mnt/slack}
    ${offset 240}${fs_bar 3,100 /mnt/slack}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}NET: 
    ${offset 240}${color}Up: ${color }${upspeed wlan0} k/s
    ${offset 240}${upspeedgraph eth0 20,130 000000 ffffff}
    ${offset 240}${color}Down: ${color }${downspeed wlan0}k/s${color}
    ${offset 240}${downspeedgraph eth0 20,130 000000 ffffff}

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    This is the relevant line:

    own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar
    background no

    Mine has "sticky" in it:

    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

    Try adding that and restarting conky

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    Mine has "sticky" in it:
    Same/+ 1 from me also.
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    YAY that worked its on all my work spaces and when I create a new work space it also apears in the newly created work space. Thank you guys for the help


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