Sunday, 14 July 2013

Conky Manager v1.2

What's New

Selecting a widget from the dropdown in the Edit tab will automatically start the selected widget. Your current selection of widgets will be saved and automatically restored when you leave the Edit tab.

There's a new "Show Desktop" button to minimize other windows. This will make it easier to see the changes to the selected widget.

New options were added for changing the time format (12hr/24hr) and the network interface (WiFi/LAN). These options will replace the arguments for variables in the conky config file. This works for most widgets which display time and network stats but won't work for widgets that use lua scripts.

Themes will be sorted alphabetically in the theme list and widget list. A new application icon has been added.

Conky Theme Packs

A conky manager theme pack is a 7zip file with a .cmtp.7z extension containing following folders:

1) fonts - These fonts will be copied to ~/.fonts when the pack is imported.
2) themes - These themes will be copied to ~/conky-manager/themes
3) home - Any folders named conky, .conky or .fonts in this location will be copied to the user's Home folder.

To import a theme pack go to the Options tab and click the Import button:

Sample Theme Pack

Deluxe Conky Pack by Jesse Avalos (24 MB)

New Themes

Following new themes will be installed by default:


Conky MIUI

Conky Seamod



If you are using Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 (or any of its derivates like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint) then you can install it from the LaunchPad PPA:

Open a terminal window (CTRL+ALT+T) on your machine and type the following commands one by one:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install conky-manager

After installation, the application will be updated automatically if you have enabled automatic updates on your system. The package can also be updated manually by running the install command again.

sudo apt-get install conky-manager

For other Debian systems the DEB package can be download from

Arch Linux

Arch Linux users can install it from the AUR with the following command:

yaourt -S conky-manager-bzr

The tarball can be download from the following link: