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MStyle Conky 2 by kant-o MStyle Conky 2 by kant-o
I have tried to keep this config as simple and general as possible. I am using only the Cantarell font, which comes with gnome3, to avoid some users the installation of new fonts. Despite my efforts, there are at least two modifications one needs to make to execute the gmail and weather modules correctly.


Apart from the minor configurations mentioned before, running this configuration is, in my opinion, simple.
First of all, one needs to install conky.
Presuming that conky is installed, download and unzip the compressed folder to the home directory.
Running the file named (which can be found inside the folder) will spawn the several conkys one by one after 10 seconds.

#### TERMINAL ####

1. In Ubuntu (I have not tested the config in Ubuntu, only in Arch)
sudo apt-get install conky-all
In Arch Linux
sudo yaourt -S conky-lua
2. wget
3. unzip
4. chmod +x ~/MStyleConkyII/
5. chmod +x ~/MStyleConkyII/
6. ~/MStyleConkyII/./
7. (optional) run gnome-session-properties and add a new startup program pointing to to have the conky automatically comming up when you start the computer.

#### GMAIL ####
Edit the file and insert your gmail USERNAME and PASSWORD on the right places. Notice that this will save your user and passsword in plaintext in a file of your computer.
9. gedit ~/MStyleConkyII/

#### WEATHER ####
Edit the file weather.config and insert the name of the TXT file in [link] for the meteo station that is near to you. You may start from the address [link] and find the name of the station in the URL by following the forms. The name of the file is similar to LPPT (this is actually the one for Lisbon), and it should appear in the URL as XXXX.html
10. gedit weather.config

If you do not want the weather tile to appear, just edit the file and comment the corresponding line with an #, and restart conky.
11. gedit ~/MStyleConkyII/
12. killall conky
13. ~/MStyleConkyII/./

If you do not want a particular tile to appear, follow the same procedure described in the 3 previous steps, but comment one of the other lines.

### NOTE ###
A previous conky config on which this one is based on can be found in [link]

The screenshot was edited to change the WAN IP address. The real config shows the true external IP.
The wallpaper used in the screenshot can be found on, thought it was modified to show a glow near the gnome-shell top bar.
The GTK3 theme used is Adwaita Dark from Gnome3.4, and the metacity theme can be found in [link]
The icons are the Nitrux OS Icons by DevianTN7k1, which can be found in [link]
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dgaa1991 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
hmmm in ubuntu the gedit ~/MStyleConkyII/ is all empty
kant-o Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Theres a typo in that command. It is gedit ~/MStyleConkyII/ and not gedit ~/MStyleConkyII/
Downworlder-13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I created a .config file to monitor temperatures, would you like me to send it to you so you can use it in future projects?
kant-o Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Sure. I sent you note.
diverze42 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Wow, this looks nice. I'm not a fan of Windows but I have to admit Metro style looks cool. Great job.
kant-o Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Thanks. I'm glad you like it. =D
giubani Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
great conky theme!
as of the gmail tile, i just entered these lines, but it doesn't seem to work!
kant-o Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Thanks. I'm glad you line it. For the gmail tile, you should open the file and *replace* the keywords USERNAME and PASSWORD with your own credentials (no need to add lines). Hope it solves your problem.
giubani Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thank you, it solved the problem :)
It would be awesome if you did a tyle also for facebook, I tried to build it, but it doesn't work because I don't know how to obtain new notifications and messages count from fb.
kant-o Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
That would be a nice idea. Right now I don't have the time to go into that, so I guess I will let it as future work.
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