Etamuk
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Simple Note-App for desktop?

Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:36 pm

Hello,

does somebody know one simple note application like these yellow notes paper on desktop?

Something similar like Sticky Notes for the Mate Desktop Environment.

I cannot find this in the software center.

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Re: Simple Note-App for desktop?

Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:41 pm

Etamuk wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:36 pm
Hello,

does somebody know one simple note application like these yellow notes paper on desktop?

Something similar like Sticky Notes for the Mate Desktop Environment.

I cannot find this in the software center.
Have a look for Gnote in software center ;)

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Re: Simple Note-App for desktop?

Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:43 pm

ive always used conky for that
something like
${execi 30 cat /path/to/conkynotes}

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Re: Simple Note-App for desktop?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:11 am

ycrawler wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:43 pm
ive always used conky for that
something like
${execi 30 cat /path/to/conkynotes}
That's actually a pretty good idea.

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Re: Simple Note-App for desktop?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:41 am

Where can i find Conky Notes? Is it an application? How to install it?

Is there a way to install MATE's notes-application, or Xpad?

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Re: Simple Note-App for desktop?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:22 am

Hi,

Conky is software dedicated to display all we want on our desktop. Even notes, so ! Maybe ycrawler will be ok to share his config file ! ;)
You can use Conky Manager for a graphic IDE, too.

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Re: Simple Note-App for desktop?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:34 am

Etamuk wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:41 am
Where can i find Conky Notes? Is it an application? How to install it?
conkynotes in my example above is just a text file, i might as well have called it notes.txt
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my conky config file is nothing special, its just one of several conky configs im using at the same time, but if you want it here it is

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######################
# - Conky settings - #
######################
update_interval 60
total_run_times 0
net_avg_samples 2
cpu_avg_samples 2

imlib_cache_size 0
double_buffer yes
no_buffers yes

#####################
# - Text settings - #
#####################
use_xft yes
xftfont DejaVu Sans:size=7.5:weight=bold
override_utf8_locale yes
text_buffer_size 2048

#############################
# - Window specifications - #
#############################
background no
own_window yes
own_window_type desktop
own_window_argb_visual true
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

alignment br
gap_x 54
gap_y 16
minimum_size 1388 1
maximum_width 682


default_bar_size 68 8

#########################
# - Graphics settings - #
#########################
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders yes
border_inner_margin 0
border_outer_margin 0
default_color FFE71B
default_shade_color 1d1d1d
color0 ffffff
color1 ffffff
color2 ffffff



TEXT
${alignr}${execi 60 cat /path/to/text_file_containing_my_note}
Image
https://i.imgur.com/DkmwRU3.png

like i said, nothing special, just how i want it. you can make it look pretty much how you like

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Re: Simple Note-App for desktop?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:32 pm

Personally, I use notes from Zim file (since I read the excelllent idea from ycrawel ) :

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${execi 30 tail -n +5 ~/Notebooks/Notes/Notes_Conky.txt}

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Re: Simple Note-App for desktop?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:49 pm

Thank you all. Conky seems to be not that what i want. I would like to see some desktop sticky notes (like Xpad or MATE's Notes-Applicaton).
GNotes and all the other Notes-Manager are programs who opens a window. In this window there are lists of notes. So i have to open this window to be reminded of a note.

It's a pity there is no Clon of Xpad or something similar availible in software center.
So i will have to go on using my pieces of paper next to my keyboard. ;)

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Re: Simple Note-App for desktop?

Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:38 am

Well that solves that, my apologies I disabled sticky notes during the initial build of mate-applets. I have since added the appropriate dependencies and enabled them. So you'll have MATE Sticky Notes applet once it's built and sync'd over to stable. :)

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