I've been browsing through everybody's screenshots and really want to get a cool desktop system monitor/weather checker/calendar/whatever that a lot of you have on top or bottom of your screens. I currently have the comes-with-the-package system monitor displayed on the right side, but it's completely obscured by my background. I have close to zero knowledge of code and behind-the-scenes apps, so please keep it simple and tell me how to install such a cool desktop monitor, where to find them on the internet, and if installing one will automatically remove the one currently in place.
I know that posts like this can get annoying (I'm a member of a headphone forum where we get at least a dozen complete newbies with no knowledge a day asking weird questions), but I honestly have no clue.
Thank you so much!
Hello and welcome to #!
That's called conky, so you want to check the Conky Monster Thread or the older conky support pages.
You'll need to make a config file for conky (if you are using #!, right click the desktop -> Settings -> conky -> edit conkyrc)
have fun, and feel free to ask questions on the Conky Monster Thread
Last edited by machinebacon (2012-05-10 01:25:51)
Thank you! I apologize for the dumb nature of my question again (I did the same thing when first installing Ubuntu), but thanks for such a quick response!
So far I'm enjoying #! a lot; it certainly makes my Atom-powered netbook less bogged down than it ever was on W7 Starter and on Ubuntu 10.04-12.04