Customize Your Desktop with GeekTool

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peterv

On your desktop it shows 5:01PM, but nowhere do you show the command for that time format. I've looked around and can't find it. Also, what font are you using it looks great.

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n8inupland

I just upgraded to Snow Leopard this morning.
Geek Tool runs without an issue (so far).
Of note, however: the "TOP" command, as shown in the above article does not work.
I pasted this into a Terminal window and netted "invalid option or syntax: -FR" amongst other things..
Does anyone have an updated recommendation?

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silkcityflorida

I very carefully set up a news feed display as directed in the article, but the news feed is not displaying. Any ideas what I should look for?

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silkcityflorida

I have been working with Macs since 1984, and one of the things I always liked was the sensibility of so many things, one of which was the ability to name files the way I wanted.  This does not seem to be the case here.I change my command from:sh /Users/silkcityflorida/Documents/Geek Tool Components/Apple Hot News RSS Feed.sh -4tosh /Users/silkcityflorida/Documents/GeekToolComponents/AppleHotNewsRSSFeed.sh -4and all of a sudden it is displaying properly.Is there some programming convention in shell scripting that will allow me to name my files the way I want or must I now, after so long, succumb to naming them the way they do it in (ugh) Windows? 

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BCMacintosh

I cannot get the Calender to line up right, it would say that the 5th is a monday and its not straight...help?

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Schlagzeuger

I had the same problem but once I changed the font to Monaco then everything lined up. In the "style" section of the properties window click on "click here to set font and color..." I'm assuming that any font that has old-school uniform sizes for the characters and spaces will work.

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mgordo

How do you get the Yahoo widget or weather on the desktop through geektool? I tried to add a file and point it to the widgets folder but that doesn't do it. I'm missing something and we need to either send it to a URL or another way? Thanks for any help!

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mgordo

How do you get the Yahoo widget or weather on the desktop through geektool? I tried to add a file and point it to the widgets folder but that doesn't do it. I'm missing something and we need to either send it to a URL or another way? Thanks for any help!

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dadogoe

I had the same problem I did some digging and ended up changing the command to
date "+%l:%M %p"
and it works now for me.

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oenoke

The hour refreshes but the minutes do not. Any solve?

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Redfish

 For the Minutes to update correctly you need to have the M uppercase "not lowercase".  Just go into the terminal and type "man date" and it will give you all the options. Try    date "+%H:%M %p"

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Thomas Crown

Yeah! where can I find that wallpaper

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skolla1

Does anyone know how to remove the desktop icons and replace it with a file list that can be used to acces the files?

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cybex77

I really like that wallpaper you use, where can I get it?

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rfbarraza

That's a wallpaper by one Bide Cui and is available for download at DeviantArt in his gallery: http://petercui.deviantart.com/art/Travel-Sky-63897516

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cybex77

Thanks so much!

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josefrichter.com

You can also add to-dos from Things.app and TheHitList.app to your desktop through GeekTool! Check my tutororials over here: http://www.josefrichter.com/blog/one-more-wallpaper-with-the-hit-list-to-dos/ and http://www.josefrichter.com/blog/dynamic-gtd-wallpaper-with-things-to-dos/

Both tutorials packed with minimailst getting-things-done wallpapers.

Enjoy

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Imagine Engine

Does GeekTool work with Leopard 10.5.7 or is it still only supported on Panther and Tiger?

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foetus

Wow! With just a few hours of work, you can have a set up just like a Windows machine! You know... the reason I switched to a Mac.

Seriously, though... why would you want all of this crap on the desktop? Why did Apple spend all that time ripping off Konfabulator if we were just going to do this instead? Widgets FTW.

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carmelapple

...and the Windows elite think you can't tweak and customize OS X. *rolleyes*

This is a great piece of software with a lot of possibilities. So far I've gotten the top processes, CPU & RAM setup on my MacBook, but I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a command-line command for battery charge read in percentages. I'm aware of the ioreg capacity command, but was hoping for something a little more to the point and with less information (I don't exactly have the most screen realestate for that and it gets a little hokey looking when you force the breaks on it).

Thanks!

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ranthon

very nice tool... btw "Embiggen" is a perfectly cromulent word.

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