Time And Again

XClock is a throw back to the early days of computing. Running a primitive X client seems like an odd idea when you have many other fancy clocks, modules, and toys to clutter your desktop and waste CPU cycles.

XClock is a simple program with an analog or digital display. Its easy to run. Easy to read. And easy on your system. You can have any color you like as long as its a default X color.

I normally run XClock same color as the desktop (dark) and contrast the hands and tick marks (light). You can set colors in your .Xresources or .Xdefaults, and have XClock start at login. I prefer simple (i.e. fast) components to pretty (slow) units.

You can also set the size and position of XClock in .Xresources or .Xdefaults.

Take a look:

XClock.Clock.hourColor: white
XClock.Clock.minuteColor: white
XClock.Clock.secondColor: white
XClock.Clock.majorColor: white
XClock.Clock.minorColor: white
XClock.Clock.background: black

XClock*geometry: 200x200+1760+0

You must merge changes to .Xresouces with xrdb.


xrdb -merge .Xresources


Running xrdb -merge command adds your changes to the X Resouces DataBase.

200x200 is XClock size. 1760+0 is the position. Experiment and see how you get on.

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