Conky Manager is a graphical front-end for managing Conky config files. It provides options to start/stop, browse and edit Conky themes installed on the system. Packages are currently available in Launchpad for Ubuntu and derivatives (Linux Mint, etc).
- Start/Stop, Browse and Edit Conky themes
- Run Conky on system startup
- Options to change location, transparency and size of Conky widget window
- Options to change time and network interface
If you are using Ubuntu 12.04 (precise), 12.10 (quantal), 13.04 (raring), 13.10 (saucy) (or any of its derivates like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint) then you can install it from the LaunchPad PPA:
Run the following commands in a terminal window:
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 LaunchPad.net
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:
Themes are kept in the ~/conky-manager/themes directory. Each folder in this location is displayed as a separate theme. Selecting a theme from the top list will display the conkyrc files in the bottom list. Click the checkboxes in the top list or the bottom list to start or stop a theme.
The Options tab has an option to start Conky on system startup. It creates an autostart entry in ~./.config/autostart when checked, and removes the file when un-checked. The actual startup script is written to ~/conky-manager/conky-startup.sh. The script is updated when the app exits.
A few themes have been packaged with the app. The following changes are required to package a theme for this app:
Each sub-folder in location ~/conky-manager/themes is displayed as a separate theme. Folder name is displayed as theme name.
Config files are kept in a sub-folder named config. All files in this location will be treated as conky config files. The .conkyrc extension is not required. Config files with a .conkyrc extension can also be kept in the base folder.
The config files should not have hard-coded paths. All paths must be relative to base folder. The base folder will be set as working directory for Conky.
Fonts must be kept in a sub-folder named fonts. Fonts from this location will be installed to the local fonts directory (~/.fonts) when the user starts the theme.
The preview image (optional) should be named preview.png and kept in the base folder.
The credits and other information for the theme can be specified in the file info.txt in the base folder.
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:
Third Party Theme Packs
More features are planned and more themes will be added soon. Suggestions are welcome.
Support This Project
This software is free for personal and commercial use and is licensed under the GNU General Public License. If you find this software useful and wish to support its development, please purchase a support license using the PayPal link below.
What you get when you purchase a support license:
- Technical support for any issues faced while using the application.
- Feature requests will be given greater priority.
- You will be informed by email as soon a new version is released.
If you need a customized version of Conky Manager for your organization or for some other purpose please contact me by email. I can customize the application for a small fee (depending on the changes required).