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Conky

Conky displays any kind of information on your desktop

  • Linux
  • BSD
Avg rating of 3.3 (3)| 3 comments

What is Conky?

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop. Originally a fork of Torsmo, Conkys torsmo-based code is BSD licensed. New code in Conky has been licensed under the GPL 3.0.

Since its inception, Conky has changed significantly from its predecessor, while maintaining simplicity and configurability. Conky can display just about anything, either on your root desktop or in its own window. Not only does Conky have many built-in objects, it can also display just about any piece of information by using scripts and other external programs.

Features

Conky can display more than 300 built-in objects, including support for:

A plethora of OS stats (uname, uptime, CPU usage, mem usage, disk usage, "top" like process stats, and network monitoring, just to name a few). Built-in IMAP and POP3 support. Built-in support for many popular music players (MPD, XMMS2, BMPx, Audacious). Can be extended using built-in Lua support, or any of your own scripts and programs (more). Built-in Imlib2 and Cairo bindings for arbitrary drawing with Lua (more).

... and much much more.

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  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.3
  • Alternatives23 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  5,964 Stars
  •  584 Forks
  •  230 Open Issues
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me12345
  
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Using MXlinux . With conky manger2 and mx-conky very easy to edit .

Very great tool for all your needs.

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coth
  
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Pain to set up. Nearly all widgets are broken out of box without additional coding. There is a third party manager, but it's not stable enough like Rainmeter's manager. Though both doesn't allow any UI for settings, like language, standards etc.

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CeesT
  
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Conky can look beautiful. Unfortunately it only came with a buggy config that covered my desktop icons with a black box and often disappears or flickers in Mint Xfce. I've switched to Gkrellm.

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