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Author: matthew

Fun with Conky

I like to play. I especially enjoy playing with things that end up being useful. I started out exploring Conky when I saw this thread in the Ubuntu Forums. For those unfamiliar with the program, Conky is a lightweight system monitor that displays output to your desktop. It is highly configurable. Here’s a little sample, using some colors from the Ubuntu palette. I made this by installing Conky, and then creating a hidden file in my /home called .conkyrc with the following contents. # set to yes if you want Conky to be forked in the background background no cpu_avg_samples…