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Latest commit 262a292 on Dec 7, 2017 brndnmtthws Add missing build dep. Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Conky and what they use it for.
  • Issue in hyprland
    If you are using Wayland, then you may want to do some searches related to "wayland conky transparency" and see what results. Also, if you are using wayland, you will want to be sure you are using the latest possible version of conky, as close to 1.18.x or 1.19.2 as possible, as wayland support is a relatively new addition to conky. If you are on the latest or a late version and are also using the wayland video... - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • I need a small tool to monitor the CPU temperature and Fans RPM in Fedora 38
    Conky is the best.... you can set whatever info you like and display the info in many style..... - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • Desktop widgets on Fedora
    Conky can display about anything you've got the patience to configure. - Source: Reddit / 24 days ago
  • windows 7 gadgets analog for xfce?
    Conky a desktop info widget that you can customize to display anything from usage to email Sample: Sample: - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • System HUD widget
    Is there a FOSS system HUD widget, kind of similar to Conky on Linux/BSD (see that we can customise for showing system details on the home screens? - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Running conky in the background, not tiling, no frame etc?
    Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop. It can also run on Wayland, macOS, output to your console, a file, or even HTTP (oh my!). - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • What patch do I need to get this rectangle side bar in dwm?
    If you're asking about the vertical status monitor on the right side, that would be conky. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • A very basic Manjaro install!
    It's conky. With my custom config. Prolly gonna commit it into a repo or smtin... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • The Grumbot Desktop Widget is coming along nicely :) (yes it does the mustache wiggle)
    I’ve been messing around with Linux recently and it seems that Conky might be similar. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • I have a TLD-themed desktop and I like it! So do you?
    I've written my own widget for a Conky widget engine, so first you will need to install Conky itself and download my widget config. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • We've been working on a village-builder, Desktopia, which plays along the bottom of your desktop, allowing you to work, browse, or watch something while you play. And we've made it Linux native so you won't have to tinker around with Proton/Wine.
    If I had any wishlist items for a game like this in Linux, it would be command-line support, such as a way to control the game from the CLI, or perhaps obtain the status in the console. In the second case, it means I can write my own plugins for tools like conky, and then I can keep an eye on my village at the same time as my server monitors 😉. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • New Emacs frame parameter for transparency
    It is not like you would write your normal text in completely background window, that would be near to impossible, but there are some special use cases. Think for example Conky, if you are familiar with gnu/Linux and X11. Unfortunately the patch does work for image backgrounds, so we can display for example transparent svg images in Emacs frame, otherwise we could do svg animations on top of desktop. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Does anyone know if this steam application will work on my distro?
    No, but alot of the functions can be through separate applications, per-monitor wallpapers can be done through hydrapaper, visualizers for music can be done through glava, and the stats readouts can be done through conky. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • My Linux Mint 20.03 Setup (update)
    You mean on the right of my display? It's conky, a system monitor that you can configure according to your liking, and there are a lot of themes that you can find here, so you can easily install a theme that someone has made. It doesn't eat much of your RAM, if that's one of your concerns, it's very lightweight and useful. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • A little review of process (task) monitors and system info tools
    Process monitoring is mandatory but CPU and I/O monitoring can be useful. It does a moveable window so I can watch it on a second monitor, along with other app windows, when the app I'm testing is running full screen so conky, although nice, is not quite what I need. In a terminal I use htop and/or iotop but I find graphical apps to be easier to read. I didn't want to have to compile anything or use... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • help: conky does not start
    Check your syntax here, make certain it conforms with the release of conky you are using: - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • alternatives for desktop background
    I display logs, notes and stats with conky. Couldn't live without it. Example. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Two desktop clocks a lá Conky with Emacs
    No it is a "desktop widget", or I don't now how to call it. If you are familiar with Conky, that it creates same effect. It will just create one window on your desktop and display clock in it. You can run it in your ordinary Emacs process or run as standalone process, maybe with -Q option:. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Emacs is new Conky!
    Thanks to TheVaffels alpha-background patch, it is possible to write small widgets and show them in transparent windows a lá Conky style. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Light-weight system monitor written in Qt 5.
    Hi, sounds a fun project but you could improve your, look at conky they describe what they do and have helpful screen shots. Your video is too small to see what is going on plus most of it is just some distracting desktop. Video is not a good medium for showing info (sometimes it is great but I need to decide I want to invest the time to watch it - generally I'm not going to unless you get me... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Hello everyone, I'm new to Linux & using pop os 21.04 from past 1 month , im having some doubts about this os , is there any way to add widgets like clock,ram usage.
    I think you're looking for Conky. You can find the documentation here: - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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