Ubuntu – How to fix: conky disappears after click on desktop or other window


How to make conky window stay visible after changing the focus, but with desktop icons visible as well?

Best Answer

Edit conky configuration file, i.e. open in gedit from the terminal:

sudo -H gedit /etc/conky/conky.conf

This worked for me:

own_window yes
own_window_type normal

This worked too, but made desktop icons not visible at all or blinking

own_window no
own_window_type desktop

I have also modified conky to be movable by removing undecorated from: