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Removing desktop time and cpu usage icon, widget, or whatever it is

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arjay
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Removing desktop time and cpu usage icon, widget, or whatever it is

#1 Post by arjay » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:44 am

Just trying 17.1 and really appreciate responsiveness in contrast to a kde install on another partition

Just one thing that niggles me - can't seem to find anything in desktop settings, or elsewhere for that matter, to get rid of the huge date and time display on the desktop (which also includes a cpu usage display). Want to get rid of the lot.

Can you help?

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Re: Removing desktop time and cpu usage icon, widget, or whatever it is

#2 Post by fehlix » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:47 am

In the menu : Conky Toggle, to turn it off/on

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Re: Removing desktop time and cpu usage icon, widget, or whatever it is

#3 Post by arjay » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:07 am

Excellent thank you. Didn't even know I had anything Conky-related that was enabled. Told you I was new to MX :happy:

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Re: Removing desktop time and cpu usage icon, widget, or whatever it is

#4 Post by chrispop99 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:19 am

If you want to prevent it from starting at subsequent boots, use Conky Manager from the Whisker menu, click the 'gears' icon at the top-tight, and slide the Start-up toggle to Off.

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Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
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Re: Removing desktop time and cpu usage icon, widget, or whatever it is

#5 Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:38 am

chrispop99 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:19 am
If you want to prevent it from starting at subsequent boots, use Conky Manager from the Whisker menu, click the 'gears' icon at the top-tight, and slide the Start-up toggle to Off.

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If the updates have been installed, the toggle also disables autostart.
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Re: Removing desktop time and cpu usage icon, widget, or whatever it is

#6 Post by chrispop99 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:33 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:38 am
If the updates have been installed, the toggle also disables autostart.
I must have missed that change; it makes much more sense like that!

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Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: Removing desktop time and cpu usage icon, widget, or whatever it is

#7 Post by arjay » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:17 am

chrispop99 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:19 am
If you want to prevent it from starting at subsequent boots, use Conky Manager from the Whisker menu, click the 'gears' icon at the top-tight, and slide the Start-up toggle to Off.

Chris
Thanks for the tip. BTW, my Conky Manager is v2.4, running on MX 17.1. In my version, there does not appear to be a "Gears Icon" - it is just a drop down menu with an unlabelled arrow in it that brings up the Settings dialogue. Same result though.

Richard

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Re: Removing desktop time and cpu usage icon, widget, or whatever it is

#8 Post by chrispop99 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:44 am

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Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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