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:


  1. Thanks a lot and some suggestions:
    add yaourt -S conky-manager for Arch users installs

    To the package: 1080p to 720p switcher or adjustment

    More modular conkys as grey and gold where it would be nice to have controls to change colors as for any other conky.

    Be able to add disks / partitions to disk modules
    be able to mix modules and save at the package as your project to mess with them

    Last but not least an option to edit manually - with gedit - saving as name01 having always the original settings as backup

    1. Thanks for the suggestions!

      I'll be adding options for changing colors and fonts.

      Option for changing disk/partition can also be added later.

      I don't think adding a manual editing option will be useful since the user can simply open and edit the file in some text editor. A button can be added for opening it automatically with GEdit.

  2. successful install of Conky Manager v1.2 in opensuse 12.3 64 bits KDE Screenshot
    Portuguese Speakers can read the "How To" in my Blog :
    Non Portuguese speakers can follow those steps:
    Download the Package
    1) $ wget -c

    unpack and send archive files to appropriated places
    2) $ su -c 'cd / && ar p /home/USER/conky-manager_1.2.0.1_amd64.deb data.tar.gz|tar zx'
    Video of Conky manager v1.1 in my desktop

    see ya!

  3. Kudos to you. You have done an outstanding job on the conky. If only people can appreciate that its hard to do a conky manually.

  4. Awsome job!!! thx

  5. Why does my 12hr Cowon conky have AM and PM back to front? As in AM for the afternoon and PM for the morning. And do you have any idea how to fix it?

    Hope it's OK to post this here: I didn't file this as a bug as it's more likely to be a result of my general technical incompetence.

    Thanks very much for Conky manager and for any help with the above.


    1. The config file was incorrect. Download the corrected file and save it in $HOME/conky-manager/themes/Cowon Conky/config.

    2. Fixed. Thanks.

  6. Thanks to the developer for this great Conky GUI

  7. the power of command line and gui has been mixed to the perfection of life in this app.....THE CONKY-MANAGER.
    buetiful conky's with beautiful manager

  8. Very nice conky brother.... I wait for it.. I love it
    I run under ubuntu 12.04