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Five beautifully simple Conky themes

The desktop system monitor that comes with an intimidating learning curve is capable of producing some stunning, flashy and crazy looking desktops.
Its equally adept at doing understated too, as this selection of five ‘simple’ Conky themes shows.
All you need to add them to your desktop is the ‘Conky’ package from the Software Centre. This can be installed in Ubuntu by hitting the button below.
click to install conky in Ubuntu
To install, pick your favourite, download it, then extract it tour home folder, then run ‘Conky’ to see it on your desktop.
To tweak any of the theme – for example to change font sizes or screen position – you’ll need to edit the ‘.conkyrc’ file in your home folder.



Cowon Clock


Notify OSD Conky






Yes I do not qualify for credit
By Joey Sneddon, Published May 12, 2011 in OMG Ubuntu

‘Conky Colors’ 7.0

User-friendly Conky setup Conky Colors has added a new ‘stylish lightening stats‘ mode as part of its 7.0 release. 

“SLS” mode provides CPU and system process usage, weather conditions, GMail alerts, HDD usage, battery, and network statistics.
Other modes included with Conky Colors, but not new to this release, are ‘Rings’, ‘Board’, ‘Default’, ‘Slim’, and ‘Cairo’.
Also making up the 7.0 release are three new “themes” (the colours used for the various modes), script changes and general stability improvements.


Download link and full instructions on setting up Conky Colors can be found at the author of Conky Color’s Deviant Art page @
To save some time on the first step, all you need to install can be done by clicking the button below: -

Conky Lunatico Rings

Conky Lunatico Rings is a really nice Conky configuration based on Conky Orange which displays rings for the CPU, memory, disk and network usage, in the form of gauges.

You can download Conky Lunatico Rings from HERE.

Because there were some spacing issues on my system, I've tweaked the configuration a bit so it looks like this:

Conky Lunatico Rings
(Using the original configuration, it looks like this on my system)

But maybe the original Conky Lunatico Rings works better on your computer (it's most probably related to the font configuration) so try the original firstly. If you want my tweaked version, you can get it from HERE

Because the wireless ring is useless for me, I've removed it - so if you don't want the wireless part and don't know how to do it, you can download my modified Conky Lunatico Rings without wireless from HERE. Here's a screenshot with this config:

Conky Lunatico Rings

But you can of course tweak it some more by yourself, it's really not that difficult.


Firstly, install Conky. In Ubuntu, use the following command in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install conky

To use Conky Lunatico Rings, you'll need to install the Ubuntu font - this is already available on your system if you use Ubuntu 10.10+ or you can manually download it from

Then, download Conky Lunatico Rings (links above), extract the downloaded archive, create a folder called ".conky" in your home directory and move the "conky_lunatico.lua" and "conkyrc_lunatico" files into this folder.

And finally, run it using the following command:
conky -c ~/.conky/conkyrc_lunatico

To add Conky Lunatico Rings to startup, open Startup Applications, under "Name" enter "conky" and under "Command", enter this:
conky -p 50 -c /home/YOUR_USERNAME/.conky/conkyrc_lunatico

Where "YOUR_USERNAME" is yes, your username :) This will delay the Conky startup which is required for it to function properly.

For more Conky configurations, check out our Conky tag.

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Conky-Faenza theme -

Styled in the vein if, but not identical to, mac widget iStat-Pro it provides a tidy and attractive way to keep an eye on system vitals, such as CPU, without needing to resort to a desktop full of screenlets or a run-of-the-mill Conky output.
The setup ships with six themes including Ambiance ( which is set as default), Elementary and Sonar.
The default configuartion will likely serve most people well but you can, naturally, tweak it to your hearts content by editing the .conkyrc file in your home folder.
Download @


Got conky installed? No? Click here or search the Software Centre for ‘Conky’.
Once done extract the contents of the conky-faenza archive to your home folder and proceed to run ‘conky’ from either the terminal or via ALT+F2.
Refer to the ‘Read Me’ included for further tweaks and customization options.

Another Conky


My little script lists all ip's in your subnet and shows them in conky.

There's also a binary clock available. 
Insert the row
${execi 50 ~/.conky/ }
After TEXT (line 158) if desired

other(the script)

Future Blue Conky

Conky based on a "SysMetrix" theme created by Xymantix.

Extract "Conky" folder to your $HOME directory and rename it to ".Conky".
Create an entry in "Startup aplications" pointing to the "" file.

(Furure Blue Conky)

Lyricsdownloader for Conky


This is a python script that will download lyrics for the song playing in Amarok 1.4x, Amarok 2, Rhythmbox, Audacious, Banshee, Exaile, Gmusicbrowser, Juk, Quod Libet, Listen, Songbird, Muine, Beep Media Player, and MPD and display the lyrics on your desktop with conky.

Both the deb and the tar include an example conkyrc file. The deb installs this in /usr/share/doc/lyricsdownloader/ .

For Amarok 2, Gmusicbrowser, Songbird, Audacious, Juk, BMP, Muine, Exaile, Listen, Quod Libet, Banshee or Rythmbox support, you need python-dbus installed. For MPD support, you must
have MPC also installed. Songbird also requires the extension 'dbusbird'. If you run this from your own conkyrc, make sure that text_buffer_size is set to a high enough value or the lyrics will be cut off. In the example conkyrc it's set to 6076.

If your favorite media player is not supported, leave a comment, and I'll see what I can do.

Requirements: python, beautifulsoup, python-dbus

install BeautifulSoap
sudo apt-get install python-beautifulsoup

to run the conky type
conky -c .conkylyrics

Get the configuration for lyricsdownloader here
Get the configuration for .conkylyrics here

NOTE: The album art in the screenshots is displayed with a separate superkaramba theme for Amarok 2. It's available here:



Minimal ‘conky Orange’ theme

Just take this minimally-stunning ‘Conky orange’ theme by GNOME-look user hardball.
Conky Orange theme for Ubuntu
Amongst the many circular  displays you can see are a clock, CPU monitor (with top 3 processes listed), RAM usage (with top 3 largest memory users) and information on your hard-disks and network connection.

CONKY-colors 5.0b2-2 Ubuntu

Now it's easy to customize your desktop!

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop.

CONKY-colors is an easier way to configure Conky.

This conky script support multilanguage:
Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian

How to install
Go to a terminal and type:
$sudo apt-get install aptitude python-statgrab ttf-droid hddtemp curl lm-sensors conky-all
$sudo chmod u+s /usr/sbin/hddtemp
$sudo sensors-detect #answering Yes (default) to all questions, even that last one that defaults to No

Now restart your session

Download and extract the conky-colors.tar.gz and type in terminal in the same directory that has been extracted.
$sudo make install
$conky-colors {options}

Ex: if your cpu is quad-core and you want the noble color, with hd, network and pidgin monitor and all in portuguese
conky-colors --theme=gnome-noble --lang=pt --cpu=4 --network --hd=default --pidgin

For a working weather script you NEED to define, in a user specific config file, a partner id and registration code for the xoap service. For this purpose copy .conkyForecast.config in /usr/share/conkycolors folder to your home and setup as required.

bbcweather widget don't need any kind of registration

For a working photo widget you need to specify a file or directory in conkyPhoto or conkyPhotoRandom script in ~/.conkycolors/bin/

Update your font cache:
$sudo fc-cache -v -f

+++ Kaivalagi's Scripts (Included in conky-colors) +++
Conky Weather Script:
Conky SSL Mail Script:
Conky Pidgin Script:
Conky Rhythmbox Script:
Conky Banshee Script:
Conky Exaile Script:
+++ If you can, say thanks to him for this great work +++

If you choose --todo option, create a file called ToDo.txt in your home and open /usr/share/conkycolors/bin/task file to install this script. This one will help you to easy add and remove tasks

finaly, alt+f2 and type conky.

To run conky at startup, go to System > Preferences > Startup Applications, click "Add" and add the path to the conkyStart file[/usr/share/conkycolors/bin/conkyStart]

that's all folks!

SUSE(CONKY-Colors (opensuse buildservice))
Ubuntu(Conky Hardcore PPA)
Ubuntu(Conky 1.8.0)

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