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A clean laptop conky theme

2018-01-28
Author: Zoltan Puskas
Categories: linux
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Conky is a really great system monitor application for X, however, since it does not work out of the box, one has to write a configuration to set up what to monitor and how to display it. Although there are tons of themes online (e.g. opendesktop.org or DeviantArt.com) I still decided to post my quite old (~10yrs), streamlined, but still informational configuration for laptops. It will fit any screen that has at least 768px vertical resolution.

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Clean laptop conky theme running on Plasma


The REMAINING TIME line shows AC ON-LINE when connected to a power outlet and fully charged, or the time remaining to full charge if battery is charging. Otherwise the estimated usage time remaining is displayed while running on battery. It also has a separate TMP storage space indicator as that’s mounted as tmpfs.

Setup

You can find the configuration file for this theme on either from my Github page or from opendesktop.org. To use this conky theme copy the file to ~/.conky/conkyrc_transparent and then execute:

$ conky -c ~/.conky/conkyrc_transparent &

You might want to add it to your window manager’s autostart scripts to launch it on boot.


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