Conky suddenly shows up on the Task Manager Panel as well as the Desktop

For years, when running Conky, it just shows up borderless on the desktop. Now, for some reason it showed up with a border and with an application notification on the Panel (Task Manager). I managed to get rid of the border, but as long as Conky is running, I still see this active task notification on the task bar. Is there some way to turn this off?

I’m running 13.1 with KDE 4.11.5 on this machine.

Is the version been updated to the 1.10.1? If so it uses lua now, so configs have to be converted, maybe this is the cause?

Yes, it’s 1.10.1 - I used Conky Manager, but it was so long ago, I can’t remember what I did to get it to auto-start when I boot the system. Can you point me to somewhere to help me convert the configs?

Have a look here, it’s just a matter of going through and fixing the syntax, there are conversion scripts, but for me, just some editing got things back up and running;

For example, for a lua background that it draws;

 cat /data/configuration/conky/conky_bg 
conky.config = {
   own_window = true,
   own_window_type = 'normal',
   own_window_transparent = false,
   own_window_hints = 'undecorated,sticky,below,skip_taskbar,skip_pager',
   own_window_colour = 'black',
   own_window_class = 'Conky',
   own_window_title = 'Simple Default Conky',
   own_window_argb_visual = true,
   own_window_argb_value = 0,
   double_buffer = true,
   background = true,
   draw_borders = false,
   draw_outline = false,
   minimum_width = 1356, minimum_height = 237,
   maximum_width = 1356,
   gap_x = 3,
   gap_y = 40,
   font = 'Cantarell:size=9',
   default_color = '#DCDCDC',
   color0 = '#1793d0',
   color2 = 'green',
   color3 = '#FFFF00',
   color4 = '#FF6400',
   color5 = '#FF0000',
   use_xft = true,
   xftalpha = 0.8,
   override_utf8_locale = true,
   draw_shades = false,
   default_shade_color = 'black',
   draw_outline = false,
   uppercase = false,

   lua_load = '/data/configuration/conky/lua_scripts/draw_bg.lua',
   lua_draw_hook_pre = 'draw_bg'

conky.text = 

So it’s more of commas at the end of lines and true/false etc…

See this thread for how it looks:

Excellent - thanks Malcolm. Yeah, I totally customized those scripts some years ago, but now a bit rusty about all the details. I’ll find it and do the updates. Appreciate the pointer.

copy /etc/conky/convert.lua to your conkyrc location and convert your conky file- ./convert.lua ~/.conkyrc