Shortcuts not working / Sticking Conky to desktop

Instead of making 2 separate threads I thought I should just put 2 into 1 :slight_smile:


First of all, for some reason my shortcut keys and hotkeys don’t seem to work for some reason. But then when I go into options and go ok they then work again?


My other problem is I’ve just downloaded conky but for some reason it doesn’t want to stick to the desktop and it’s an individual window.

All help is highly appreciated.

You should not group two unrelated topics in the same post.

Shortcuts: Which desktop/application are you talking about?

Conky: Under KDE I use these options in ~/.conkyrc which you can test.

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes
# If own_window is yes, you may use type normal, desktop or override
own_window_type normal
# Use pseudo transparency with own_window?
own_window_transparent yes
# If own_window is yes, these window manager hints may be used
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

I am talking about “Keyboard Shortcuts/KDE3”

and when I attempt to open up conky it gives me this:

“milkeh@linux-knk7:~> conky
Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting”

Thanks for your support

I suspect what you did was leave only the lines I posted above in ~/.conkyrc which breaks the application.

Here is what you should try:

  • Copy the file /usr/share/doc/packages/conky/conky.conf to your home directory as /home/USERNAME/.conkyrc
  • Open it with an editor (kwrite/kate etc) and change only those lines mentioned above.
  • Also have a look in the documentation coming with it in /usr/share/doc/packages/conky/ and the official website for more information.

More info:
Conky - Frequently Asked Questions
~/.conkyrc settings](
Conky Variables