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Mauser
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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#11 Post by Mauser » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:11 pm

Stevefisher wrote:
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?
A Conky is a graphical clock and other information that goes on top of your wall paper. You can find it in the applications (start menu). I hope this helps you out and welcome to the world of MX Linux.

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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#12 Post by male » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:29 am

Conky is a highly configurable system monitor that allows you to display almost anything on your desktop.
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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#13 Post by Stevefisher » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:32 am

OK, so Conky is controlling the display of date and time that appears in the middle of my screen, along with HDD and CPU usage. The widget it's running is Hermoso_sys_mx171 by default but what do I do to change the time format to 24 hour?

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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#14 Post by balarm » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:52 pm

Try editing the conky manually clicking on the pencil icon:
find this string after "text" and change "time %I to %H
${goto 35}${color1}${font Roboto-Light:size=80}${time %I }>${goto 35}${color1}${font Roboto-Light:size=80}${time %H}
mx1 Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon December 15, 2017
Machine: Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 1951A47 v: ThinkPad T60

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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#15 Post by Stevefisher » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:00 am

Thanks for that, I figured out the position change easily enough but couldn't see the 'time' string, not into doing these sort of changes!

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Re: Desktop Time and Date

#16 Post by balarm » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:42 pm

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mx1 Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon December 15, 2017
Machine: Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 1951A47 v: ThinkPad T60

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