Linux: Conky – a light-weight system monitor

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD.

Conky is a program which can display arbitrary information (such as the date, CPU temperature from i2c, MPD info, and anything else you desire) to the root window in X11. Conky normally does this by drawing to the root window, however Conky can also be run in windowed mode (though this is not how conky was meant to be used).

Conky Manager is a graphical front-end for managing Conky config files. It provides options to start/stop, browse and edit Conky themes installed on the system. Packages are currently available in Launchpad for Ubuntu and derivatives (Linux Mint, etc). Features:

  • Start/Stop, Browse and Edit Conky themes
  • Run Conky on system startup
  • Options to change location, transparency and size of Conky widget window
  • Options to change time and network interface

Installation:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install conky-manager

After installation, the application will be updated automatically if you have enabled automatic updates on your system. The package can also be updated manually by running the install command again.

sudo apt-get install conky-manager

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