12 years ago
  Under dev. review

I'd love to see a newer version of conky (which I totally love by the way). The only thing lacking conky-wise is some decent formatting and layout tools.

It fits really well into the Mint simple elegance category & is so light on the resources it puts desklets to shame.
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siafulinux 7 years ago

I second conky-manager but something included in the default installation and some improvements to UI might be worth while.

bmac6446 7 years ago

Simply install Conky-Manager. It's well designed, works perfectly and even allows you to save your current set-up as a new theme. No hassles.

jamax 7 years ago

yes would be elegant

jamax 7 years ago

any one knows i-nex?or something like that

MintChip 7 years ago

Upvoted. This would be really nice built into an applet to act as a sidebar, like on MacOs. Hit the button and out pops the sidebar with your chosen information- weather, stockmarket updates or whatever.

Rustyp 8 years ago

I installed 2 different versions of conky could not find either one of them after installed so removed both, appears conky is a buggy program.

bimme 8 years ago

I'm totally new to Linux. I don't understand how to get it going and to make it look like something. I've found no instructions for the total newbie which is rather dissapointing. All instructions assume some knowledge of linux command line input. Not very thoughtful.

mdavies5 8 years ago

Conky Manager is just a set of pre-defined themes. For my taste they are too elaborate. However the files are very useful for beginners as they show the correct syntax to use for beginners to create their own .conky file. Get the latest version from I found the ppa did not work and neither did the bash start instructions. The best way was to download the .deb file and theme files and install with gdebi. The start icon appears under "Accessories" in a Cinnamon menu.

HerrDierk 8 years ago

I thought there was already a Conky-Manager.

romanyacik 8 years ago

It should be included, I mean, fortunes is included by default, and the packages necessary for conky are pretty small anyway. So the installation image would have to be slightly larger, so what? My only complaint is that personally, I was too lazy to find out how to use it. I think this is a great idea.
I believe there was a comment here about Mint themes for conky, that would nice.

grandpavangogh 8 years ago

Great idea. I'm still a newbie, I installed this but haven't figured out how to display it on my desktop very well.

xfrank 9 years ago

a conky manager would be a great addition out-of-the-box.

dogsolitude_uk 9 years ago

We have Mint themes for the Cinnamon and MATE desktops. We also have two Mint icon sets.

Mint also includes software that is not developed by the Mint team (e.g
Firefox, LibreOffice).

Therefore whereas Conky is a third-party bit of software, I don't see any reason why (a) including Conky and (b) including a Mint-theme for Conky is completely outside the remit of the Mint team. The objection that Conky is not a 'Mint' thing makes no sense: you could say that about LibreOffice!

I guess instead the question should be whether (a) enough people want it and (b) it's worth the effort. Regarding (a) I think the score kind of speaks for itself.

vdpollm 9 years ago

for modern machines, this is a personal choice, and should be installed as such. Mint is a distro, so, i don't see why the Mint Team should waste time on this.

zantaz 9 years ago

again ... mint is only a distro ... you are wrong ...

DestinTheGreat 9 years ago

Mint is not responsible for 3rd party programs

yurayko 9 years ago

Conky Manager, Graphical ;-)

doctroya 9 years ago

I think that a most friendly Conky will be more useful and usable; remember that if we want more people changing from MS-W to Linux, we need programs more easy to use.

Raed667 9 years ago

Manjaro has done good job in this field

RjBradlow 9 years ago

Conky is a 'Conky' thing... Not a 'Mint' thing...

"Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD."

"Conky is a system monitor for X originally based on torsmo. 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.

Conky has more than 250 built in objects, including support for a plethora of OS stats ... ~ ... We are always looking for help, whether its reporting bugs, writing patches, or writing docs. Please use the facilities at SourceForge to make bug reports, feature requests, and submit patches, or stop by #conky on if you have questions or want to contribute.

Thanks for your interest in Conky. "


Improvements to Conky should either be taken up with the deveolpers of Conky or tried by those savvy enough to make changes...

Please do not overload the Linux Mint Dev Team with superfluous requests; They more than enough on their plates.