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 Post subject: AntiX 15 b3-V: Conky Colors
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:52 pm 
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Our default conky is nearly invisible on some background images. I added a simple program called conky-colors which changes the colors:
Code:
Usage: conky-colors [<theme>|cycle|random|toggle]

Change the colors in the ~/.conkyrc.  Meta-themes:

    cycle      Cycle through all light or all dark themes
    random     Pick a theme at random
    toggle     Toggle between light themes and dark themes

The current themes are:

  dark         dark-red     light-blue   light-red
  dark-blue    darker-blue  light-green  white
  dark-purple  light        light-grey

Options:
    -f --file=<file>   Makes change to <file> instead of .conkyrc
    -h --help          Show this help
    -p --pretend       Show changes but don't do anything
    -q --quiet         Only print error messages

The "toggle" and "cycle" parameters were intended to make it easy to include in the control center and control by two buttons. One to toggle between light and dark themes and the other to cycle within either light or dark for fine tuning.

1) I'm sure some/many of the color configurations could be greatly improved. The source code is in /usr/local/bin/conky-colors.

2) We could have conky-colors called when we set the theme to light or dark from the bootloader menu.

3) I don't think there is room in the current Control Centre desktop tab for two more buttons. I don't know how important it is to make the conky window legible.

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 Post subject: Re: AntiX 15 b3-V: Conky Colors
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:00 am 
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I refrained from posting my initial reaction to the current conky, which was "oh noes, the Root Persist Enabled line isn't a standout color!"
but made a note about suggesting adoption of the "color gradient" for conky graph output

(roky showed screenshot a few months back and pasted code for it)
post37556.html?hilit=%20conky#p37556


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 Post subject: Re: AntiX 15 b3-V: Conky Colors
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:17 am 
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For option 3, perhaps place menu items just under conky toggle on / off under desktop? maybe a conky submenu under desktop?
As a side note, but still related to conky... perhaps I should work out the menu toggle to also enable / disable in the desktop-session.conf rather than just starting and killing conky?

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 Post subject: Re: AntiX 15 b3-V: Conky Colors
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:03 pm 
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I don't think there is room in the current Control Centre desktop tab for two more buttons.
would be plenty of room if smaller icons were used for the buttons


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