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September 25, 2011
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Metro Style Conky by kant-o Metro Style Conky by kant-o
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* There is a newer (slightly different) configuration for this conky in [link]
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* Description
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This simple conky configuration shows the following nformation:
conky.conf.11 - Time and date information;
conky.conf.21 - Operative System and Battery information
conky.conf.12 - Processes information;
conky.conf.31 - Processor and RAM information;
conky.conf.32 - FileSystem information;
conky.conf.41 - Network information;
conky.conf.42 - GMAIL account information;

Apart from the requirement for the Ubuntu font, this configuration is really simple, using only a few conky objects and a script provided with the configuration file. The aforementioned script (see is used to get the number of unread mails from google via pipelining several comands and using CURL.

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* Installation (see below for terminal installation)
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To install and use, the following 5 main steps are required:
1. Install conky and the Ubuntu font (if using recent Ubuntu (based) distributions, this step is most certainly not necessary).
2. Create a directory named .conky in your home folder;
3. Download the .zip file and unzip the contents to the newly created folder;
4. Edit the file and place your gmail credentials (otherwise it will not fetch the number of mails in the gmail account).
5. Run (if it does not run, make sure it is executable, otherwise type chmod +x ~.conky/ in the terminal before running the script).
If you want conky to startup with gnome, copy the file named to ~.config/autostart/
f you do not want a given module to run (e.g. the GMAIL module), edit the file and comment or remove the line that loads the respective configuration file (in the case of GMAIL, that would be conky.conf.24 - line 2 - column 4).

To install using the terminal, follow the next steps
1. In Ubuntu (I have not tested the config in Ubuntu, only in Arch)
sudo apt-get install conky-all
In Arch Linux
sudo yaourt -S conky-lua ttf-ubuntu-font-family
2. mkdir ~/.conky && cd ~/.conky
3. wget
4. unzip
5. chmod +x
6. chmod +x
7. ./
8. (optional) run gnome-session-properties and add a new startup program pointing to to have the conky automatically comming up when you start the computer.

P.S.: I'm neither a fan of iOS (wallpaper) nor of Metro UI. I just thought of seeing how conky could look using a Metro similar style.

By the way, the wallpaper is from Legnis and may be found here: [link]
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Tunnelvizr Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Solid work, just have to start network window manually after metro starts for the first time ( conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.14 -x 810 -y 280 -p 1 ) which you've provided. no glitching or frame issues just smooth..
kant-o Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you like it. =D
As for the network window related issue, maybe you can try to change the "sleep" time before that window starts. Try, for example, changing value 1 to 10 after -p.
Tunnelvizr Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
got it, thankz!
kant-o Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
You are welcome =D
unlimit-ibda3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
how i can setup my email
kant-o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
To setup the email, you just have to edit the file (sudo gedit ~/.conky/ and place your USERNAME and PASSWORD in the right places. You can find a small tutorial in here: [link]
unlimit-ibda3 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
my desktop is too small & this too big i want to add it help me
kant-o Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Hi. Maybe you can try to change the positioning of the several blocks. I suggest you install it as explained. After that, just open the file and replace the last four lines of that file into the following ones:
conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.13 -x 30 -y 440 -p 1
conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.23 -x 290 -y 440 -p 1
conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.14 -x 550 -y 280 -p 1
conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.24 -x 550 -y 200 -p 1

This should give you a more "vertical" configuration.
Notice that changing the x and y values on that file moves the several blocks around...
Hope this helps! :D
unlimit-ibda3 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
plz can you give me the files with the changes plz
kant-o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
There is really no need to. If you download the zip file [link]
and install it, you will find the file in the ~/.conky directory. Just open it with gedit (sudo gedit ~/.conky/, and replace the last four lines with the ones indicaded above.
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