Conky Galore

NOTE: Apologies for the repost, I decided my previous calendar layout was idiotic.

I've also fixed the conky files so that the time is on top of the line, but under the word "time". I'm not going to post another screencap of this.


This is similar to my previous desktop, except i re-vamped my conky setup for Ubuntu 9.04.


The standards:

Running ubuntu 9.04 with avant window navigator, compiz, and conky.


Custom dock icons based off of ecqlipse2.png, I colored them and added drop shadows


Wallpaper: Area04 (slightly modified, got rid of text and made it widescreen)


System Icons: Smokikon v0.9


Fonts: "A Bite" for labels, "Santos Dumont" for date/time, and "UnDotum" for everything else.


Now for the conky:

I'm running five separate instances of conky to achieve this desktop. The to-do list merely displays a text file, but I wrote a shell script to easily add and remove tasks from the file. Events is pulling data from google calendar. Everything else is pretty self explanatory.


Here's a link to a .zip that contains all five .conkyrc files, as well as the configuration for conkyGoogleCalendar, and the task script I wrote for the to-do list.

  • Gavin Lue 6y

    nice wall! where'd you get it from?
  • Sean Kelly 6y

    Thanks. I've got the link up there in the description, doesn't show up as a link though. It's called "Area04" if that link doesn't work anymore, I'm sure you could find it with google.
  • Bert Wagner 6y

    This has come a ways since your 8.10 version. It looks awesome!
  • sabbatical 6y

    Incredible. What fonts are you using?
  • robhigareda 6y

    Quite a nice setup. Lots of Conky instances running.
  • Sean Kelly 6y

    Fonts: I'm using "A Bite" for all the labels, "Santos Dumont" for time and date, and "UnDotum" for just about everything else on the desktop (Except for monospace on the calendar...the command doesn't output it nicely if it's not a uniform font.)

    Thank you all!
  • Dirk Tas 6y

    Where do I find these fonts ?
    Nice theme !!!
  • JorgeGortex 6y

    @Dirk: just google search the font names. I found them no prob.

    @ SeanKelly: Any idea why when I click on one of the "conky" instances on the desktop a highlight box appears and grabs some of my desktop icons? Running Jaunty.
  • Jan Hohner 6y

    This is really great! Good work!!!
  • John Michel 6y

    @ TheSeanKelly: How did you get conky to embed into the wallpaper/background? I've been trying to figure this out for a couple of days now and can't seem to have any luck.
  • Koen Hufkens 6y

    Nice scripts...

    Do you use any special GTK theme in your setup?
  • William Huang 6y

    Nothing seems aligned correctly for me (For all the panels on the right, I only can see 1/5 of them on my desktop, the other parts just continue off the screen). Is there somewhere where I have to input my resolution?
  • Sean Kelly 6y

    @JorgeGortex: No idea. This has always baffled me..

    @ John Michel: DL the conkyrc files I have, all the stuff before the word "TEXT" is responsible for that. I'm no conky pro, just found what other people do. I DO have to sleep my conkystart script for like 15 seconds so that compiz loads BEFORE conky, otherwise it adds borders and shading to conky. My startup is something like sh "sleep 15 && /home/sean/bin/startconky". Syntax might not be perfect there.

    @ Penguin_army: No, things are hard-positioned for my resolution. Mess around with y_gap and x_gap to move things where you want them...this took a LOT of tinkering. I do things from left of the screen b/c i use dual monitors and don't want it to change based on if i have two monitors plugged in or not (laptop).
  • Mattia Accornero 6y

    simply wow
  • Sean Kelly 6y

    @ koen_hufkens: Thanks. No special theme, I can't remember what I did.. I think I just used the default and changed colors around. I had the matching aluminium gtk theme for a while, but there's really no difference between that and what I did.
  • The_Midyettes 6y

    Impressive. Most impressive.
  • Bashar AL-Abdulhadi 6y

    do you have step by step how to install/configure this beautiful desktop ? :)

  • Sadnem 6y

    Please i need yout help, i've configured all with no errors except 1 the .conkyrc1 script dont appear on my screen, this is what i got:

    pedro@I-OwN-Ya:~$ conky -d -c /home/pedro/conkyfiles/conkyrc1
    Conky: forked to background, pid is 23066
    Conky: desktop window (140011d) is subwindow of root window (13c)
    Conky: window type - override
    Conky: drawing to created window (0x3200001)
    Conky: drawing to double buffer

    Thank you very much, i loved your Script
  • sadysl 4y

    Can't download your file :( I suppose it was deleted from hosting site
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