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Openbox, xcompmgr, transset & Conky

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I had some spare time yesterday and I decided to spend it playing with compositing under Openbox. I'm not normally too fussed about having eye-candy on the desktop; however, a few people have mentioned 3D effects, in IRC and on the forums, so I thought I'd have a go at configuring xcompmgr on one of my systems.

I was surprised to find that enabling compositing under Openbox was actually quite a straightforward affair, although due to some conflicts with Conky I did manage to explode my desktop on the first attempt.

Fixing Conky for use with xcompmgr

Conky can behave quite badly with xcompmgr, I know this because I've experienced the bad behaviour first-hand. Conky needs to be drawn in its own window, if it isn't it'll cause all manner of funky side effects, including making all your windows disappear completely. To fix this you'll need to edit your .conkyrc file and make sure it includes the following settings:

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And: Speeding up my beautiful OpenBox - Part 2

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