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Desktop Time and Date

#1 Post by Tyro65 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:39 pm

I lost the time and date display from my MX-17 desktop. Is there a way to restore it without reinstalling the system?

Thanks.

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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#2 Post by frenzy67 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:41 pm

are you sure you not in desktop 2. if i go to desktop 2 i have no time or date etc
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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#3 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:41 pm

check out conky-manager. that controls the big display, which I assume is what you mean.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:57 pm

Tyro65 wrote:I lost the time and date display from my MX-17 desktop. Is there a way to restore it without reinstalling the system?

Thanks.
1) Conky only has 2 options: desktop 1 or all desktops. You can easily select which you want with MX Conky.
2) There is a Conky Toggle in the left side of the Start Menu; if you clicked on that by mistake, click it again.
3) what Dolphin_Oracle said
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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#5 Post by Wendell_Burnett » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:00 am

Hi friends Conkay-Manager its really good to control the big display? Didn't get you

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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:13 am

I think Dolphin_Oracle was referring to the many adjustments possible with Conky Manager:

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/help-files/help-conky-manager
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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#7 Post by Stevefisher » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:08 pm

Hi guys, I'm new to Linux and most of the terminology seems pretty alien after living (sorry, I meant surviving!) with Windows for so many years.
Much talk about Conky Manager, but what the heck is a conky? I would like to have the time displayed on my main display in 24 hour format as it is in the left sidebar but can't see where to adjust this.

I started out on the Linux route by playing about with an old Dell Dimension 2400 that was originally a Windows XP machine, had to load Lubuntu on that as it couldn't cope with MX 17 with only 1GB RAM. After gaining confidence there I've switched my Dell Inspiron 530 to 32bit MX and my wife's HP laptop to 64bit MX, very pleased with the increase in response speed on both, we mainly just use them for web browsing.

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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#8 Post by ChrisUK » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:15 pm

Welcome, Steve ;)

A Conky is just a script with a set of commands that displays many different types of info on your Desktop. Click on "Conky Manager" from the Whisker Menu and click each one in the list - look at the preview at the bottom - then select the one you want
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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#9 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:18 pm

There's also the Users Manual and the Wiki--search on conky for all sorts of background info.
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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#10 Post by balarm » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:31 pm

Hi, perhaps Stevefisher means the applet Orage Clock???
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