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After having spent a fair while looking for the solution to this I thought I’d post it here in the hope that google does more for others than it did for me.

My problem was that I couldn’t get the XFCE desktop to play nicely with conky; either conky or the desktop icons would keep disappearing. I knew the own_window settings in conky were the problem but could not find the right combination, however, these seem to work just fine:

own_window yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar
own_window_transparent yes

Now all I need to do is configure it so that it displays the temps from coretemps for my Core 2 Duo