• Magnifique UNO-AE Theme
  • Uptime (Geektool)
  • Calendar (Geektool)
  • Weekday and Date (Geektool)
  • RAM (Geektool)
  • Time (Geektool)
  • CPU (Geektool)
  • To Do List (Geektool)
  • Hard Drive Space (Geektool)
  • Gainesville Weather (Yahoo Widgets)
  • Batter (Yahoo Widgets)
  • Top Processes (Geektool)


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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!

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  1. Howard L. Keziah 72 months ago | reply

    Very creative. Thanks for the idea.

  2. hansdorsch 72 months ago | reply

    This is wild!

  3. Hariharakumar 72 months ago | reply

    can you do this for Windows wallpaper?

  4. zackshackleton 72 months ago | reply

    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

  5. Hariharakumar 72 months ago | reply

    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.

  6. Hariharakumar 72 months ago | reply

    Zack, i managed to do this on Windows, thanks.

  7. davidhuddleston 71 months ago | reply

    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!

  8. zackshackleton 71 months ago | reply

    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.


  9. davidhuddleston 71 months ago | reply

    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!

  10. niumeipapa 70 months ago | reply

    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).

  11. StudioNti 65 months ago | reply

    Very interesting!

  12. siswandana 63 months ago | reply

    Great stuff you have there...
    very creative...
    well done !!

  13. Agent.Marino 58 months ago | reply

    This is amazing (pun intended). Great job. So creative!!

  14. phatman_breakz 50 months ago | reply

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


  15. spongico 44 months ago | reply

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

  16. Apple addict 42 months ago | reply

    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

  17. Sheil Sarda 41 months ago | reply

    how do u download the font???
    other than that it looks awesome

  18. PuRRTiiGurL 38 months ago | reply

    Two THUMBS up! Kudos :)

  19. janinegrace 36 months ago | reply

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

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