[SOLVED] Variety Clock not showing on Xfce desktop

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anonymous352
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[SOLVED] Variety Clock not showing on Xfce desktop

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Hi,

I tried to add the Variety Special Effect Clock option from Variety Preferences but it refuses to show on my ArchMerge Xfce desktop. I have no conky running. I was successful on another system where I run LXDE and Compiz on Arch, it showed up nicely as configured.

Any suggestions as to how to troubleshoot ?

Thank You in advance.

Update: it appears now to work okay with the latest iso v6.3.1-20171223 tested in VirtualBox.
It continues not to work in my hard/metal install of the v6.2.1-20171128 version.

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Re: [OPEN] Variety Clock not showing on Xfce desktop

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We changed the variety.conf in 6.3.

That will be the reason.
Get the /etc/skel/.config/variety file to make it work on 6.2.
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Re: [OPEN] Variety Clock not showing on Xfce desktop

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Good news, I have resolved the problem now; I tried using the v6.3.1 variety.conf but there was no change with my problem. But I realised I was actually choosing the wallpaper not by Variety but by File Manager , rt click, set as wallpaper, which I'm guessing was not giving Variety a chance to apply the Clock. I then chose the same wallpaper by using History (for instance) within Variety and lo and behold it applied the Clock immediately. So this is good to know now in case anyone else has the same issue. To have the Variety Clock appear you must choose the wallpaper using Variety itself.

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Re: [OPEN] Variety Clock not showing on Xfce desktop

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That makes so much sense reading it now.
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