Hooray x 2 Lifehacker & Gizmodo!!!!!!! Reading the comments from many of the viewers on lifehacker, on my Graffiti Desktop, a lot of people were saying that they would rather have everything easier to read so I came up with this idea lol. I thought of a way to blend the information into the background yet still have it easily read. All of the text bubbles have information such as CPU, RAM, Uptime, To Do List, Hard drive Space, and others all with Geektool. I created the desktop background in photoshop so if you would like me to post it just let me know. The dock is hidden in the bottom right corner. If you have any questions I'll gladly answer to the best of my capabilities. The os x taskbar is changed with Magnifique using the UNO-AE theme








Yahoo Widgets



Weather Widget



Battery Widget









Geek Tool Commands

Top Processes

top -FR -l2 -o cpu | grep -v 0.0% | cut -c 7-24| sed -n '15, $p'



date "+%l:%M"



date +%p


Date Number

date +%d



date +%B



date +%A





To Do List

Create a text file with TextEdit but make sure you click Format>Make Plain Text before save. Then select the file in path in GeekTool.



uptime | awk '{print "" $3 " " $4 " " $5 }' | sed -e 's/.$//g';



top -l 1 | awk '/PhysMem/ {print "" $8 " "}' ;



top -l 2 | awk '/CPU usage/ && NR > 5 {print $12, $13}'


Hard Drive Space

df -h | grep disk0s2 | awk '{print $4 }'


The Text Uptime, CPU, RAM, HDD Space

Another text file, remember have to Make Plain Text before saving



I hope you enjoy this :)

Again just ask any questions and I'll be glad to answer!



  • Howard Keziah 6y

    Very creative. Thanks for the idea.
  • Hans Dorsch 6y

    This is wild!
  • Hariharakumar 6y

    can you do this for Windows wallpaper?
  • Zack Shackleton 6y

    Are you asking if it is possible or if I will do it? lol if possible then yes it is possible by using the wallpaper download I have supplied and a program called sumarize it should be able to do the same thing. Just let me know if you would like me to do this on windows and I will give my shot at it :) just let me know

    Thanks everybody for the comment
  • Hariharakumar 6y

    Thanks for your reply, i want you to create this wallpaper for Windows, and a tutorial, how to create it. I am just eager to place this wallpaper on my Windows system. I love the concept. Its amazing.
  • Hariharakumar 6y

    Zack, i managed to do this on Windows, thanks.
  • David Huddleston 6y

    Zack, or anybody else... I'm at work at the moment so can't try anything out, but for when I get home - do you know of a tool that will do this for Ubuntu Linux? Haven't long installed it so I'm not that familiar with it but would love my desktop to look like this!
  • Zack Shackleton 6y

    thc Conky is what I have heard is the best at being able to show system stats on the desktop in Linux. I have not had much experience with Linux so this is the best I can tell you. I have seen many other Linux desktops that use Conky and it looks great. Here is a link I hope this helps :) If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.

  • David Huddleston 6y

    Thanks Zack, I have seen conky on a fair few screenshots and have tried (without success :P) to install it, but I don't think you can position each piece of information as you have here. I'm sure there's something, I'll give Google a scour!
  • niumeipapa 6y

    Just FYI, you mention using a file to output text like "Uptime", etc. I am simply using the command "echo Uptime" to do this. Keeps you from having to create a text file. Just another option (nice stuff, by the way... super creative).
  • Tero Laxström 6y

  • Studio Nti 5y

    Very interesting!
  • siswandana 5y

    Great stuff you have there...
    very creative...
    well done !!
  • Mike Marino 5y

    This is amazing (pun intended). Great job. So creative!!
  • phatman_breakz 4y

    Loved yours! Thought I'd show you my own! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • spongico 4y

    Hey, the CPU and the Top Processes code don't work for me, but everything else does: any suggestions?
  • Apple addict 4y

    If You Have Upgraded to lion i have noticed that you cant use the hard drive usage script but after a few edits i found out how here is the mac osx lion hard drive space script :df -hl | grep disk1 | awk '{print $4 }' for percentage instead of $4 change to $5
  • Sheil Sarda 3y

    how do u download the font???
    other than that it looks awesome
  • PuRRTiiGurL 3y

    Two THUMBS up! Kudos :)
  • janinegrace 3y

    Hey do you have any larger versions of the original? It looks stretched when I set it as my background.
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